The Common Characteristics of Phishing: Recognizing the Bait Before You Bite

The Common Characteristics of Phishing: Recognizing the Bait Before You Bite

Most experienced Internet users believe they can recognize email phishing ploys and probably feel confident that they will not “take the bait” by erroneously clicking on a malicious email. Meanwhile, the U.S. Justice Department reports that in 2010, 8.6 million families in the […]

IRS Consumer Alert – Phishing scam targeting Department of Defense military members, retirees and civilian employees

The IRS issued the following alert related to a phishing scam tartgeting the military.

IRS Consumer Alert

Taxpayers should be on the lookout for a new, email-based phishing scam now circulating that targets Department of Defense military members, retirees and civilian employees. The email appears to come from Defense Finance and Accounting Services and displays […]

Privacy Tip of the Month

California is the first state to have an agency dedicated to promoting and protecting the privacy rights of consumers. The Office of Privacy Protection was created by legislation in 2000 and opened in 2001. Its mission is to identify consumer problems in the privacy area and encourage the development of fair information practices.

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