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FTC alert: social security numbers can’t be suspended

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)is warning of a new variation on government imposter scam—this time claiming your Social Security Number has been suspended. A caller claims to be protecting you from a scam, all the while actually trying to lure you into one.
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Puppies now used in the relentless world of scams

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) reminds us that it can be a dog-eat-dog world in cyber space. The BBB reports that 80 percent of pet advertisements have the potential of being fraud—which means you’re more likely to be scammed than successful in your dog search! Find out what to look for and how to protect yourself.
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Scams: now, it’s the “government”

Recently, the Federal Trade Commission warned consumers about scammers disguised as government officials to obtain money. They will text, call, email, or even send you mail stating that you have won the lottery or have debt that needs to be paid immediately.
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How to recover from a successful scam

With the amount of scam scares in the world today, you’ve figured out what to look out for online. But what if your senses fail you and you fall for a scam?
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Security awareness: increase in malicious emails and attacks

Keep a watchful eye on your email inbox. Our internal security team has been noticing an uptick in malicious email campaigns sent to TDS employee inboxes—and a similar increase in their personal accounts as well. Get the scoop on the two scams popping up recently.
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Data breach danger: credential stuffing

Data breaches aren’t going away—in fact, data indicates that they’re happening more often than ever before. Once your data is out there, then what happens? Your email or other accounts can get hacked using a technique called “credential stuffing.”
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Scam Alert: Need Help? Be Careful Which Number You Call

If you’re trying to reach Amazon, Hulu, or another large company for help with your account, exercise caution. Scammers are using fake customer support numbers to hack into people’s computers and steal personal information.
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How to be online and also be safe

Your computer could become infected with malware while you visit a completely legitimate and trusted website. These Drive-by Downloads" are on the rise. Learn what you can do to stay safe.
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Virtual Private Network (VPN): What is it? How can it help me?

You have probably heard the term Virtual Private Network—or VPN. But what exactly is a VPN? And is it something you need for your home? We'll help you understand whether a VPN can help you and if it’s something you should consider using.
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New tech support refund scams

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a new kind of tech support scam. Typically these kinds of cons involve a phony representative helping you “fix” a fake computer problem for a fee. Now scammers are trying a new approach by offering you a refund instead—but there’s a catch (of course).
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