Category: Protection

As stockings are hung, trees are trimmed, and holiday shopping begins, it’s no surprise that when it comes to shopping, most of us have migrated to ONLINE SHOPPING. With that being said, whether it be a limited edition of the Complete Hardcover Collection of Harry Potter or the non-stick pan from “As Seen On TV”…

With the new year ahead of us, comes the season for health insurance open-enrollment, which has led to Medicare insurance scams. Posing as ‘private companies,’ scammers are targeting eligible seniors and offering illegitimate Medicare plans to gain access to the their financial and personal information. Unfortunately, in return, the victim receives none of the promised…

Political issues are always a hot topic and we all know they can catch anyone’s attention if it’s a debate one feels very strongly about. And unfortunately, as 2020 election campaigns heat up, robocallers are now using our political views to their advantage by discussing political issues to lure us into one of their scams.…

In this day and age, the average person is surrounded by cyber, phone and online threats. While having the opportunity to handle all aspects of our lives with a smartphone or a laptop can be a godsend, it also makes the ‘job’ of fraudsters much easier.  SIM swapping – also referred to as SIM jacking,…

Unlike good old-fashioned bandits who would stick a gun in your face and demand all your valuables, today’s criminals are thinking of more clever and less obvious methods to snag your money or personal information.  There are many ways you can fall victim to scams these days, and it’s getting more difficult  to keep track…

Yesterday, CNET and TechCrunch published articles claiming that some robocalling apps (including Hiya) send basic device data (e.g. OS version, device timezone) to third-party data analytics companies without consumers’ explicit consent. To be clear, the third party analytics companies that these stories are referring to are services like Google Analytics, all of which help Hiya…

Whether it be back, leg, shoulder, or anything that is chronically painful, be on guard! Scammers are targeting New York residents claiming they can fix your chronic pain with so-called support from Medicare and Medicaid. Coming through to victims as spoofed robocalls, local police are warning residents that the calls are not local and the…

You found the ideal job, working from home, making thousands a dollars a month, and and doing it all for one of the world’s most valuable companies, Amazon. The perfect situation right? WRONG! If you’ve been on the search for a job, and happen to receive a voicemail inviting you to apply for a job…

Nothing in life is free, especially if you receive an offer for a free medical brace from Medicare. Targeting vulnerable senior citizens, scammers are making cold calls claiming to be from Medicare or a medical warehouse referred by the victim’s doctor. How it works The scammer offers the victim a free back or knee brace…