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Tax Scams the IRS Wants You to Watch Out For in 2018
Email Extortion Ransomware Schemes Tied to Data Breaches Please read. I got one of these two days ago.
Fake Security Alerts
PayPal Fraud

FTC Consumer Scam Alerts
     Watch Out for New Tax Scams
     FTC Asking for Access to Your Computer?
     When Your Information is Lost or Exposed
     Avoiding Imposter Scams (Video)     
          How to Recognize a Government Imposter Scam
          Tech Support Imposter Scams (w/ Video)
               How to Spot a Tech Support Scam

Equifax Data Breach: What to Do
          Equifax Isn't Calling You
     Protecting Yourself from Phishing Texts & Emails         
How Email Phishing Works
Understanding Mobile Apps
There's a Mobile App for That (But It Might Be Fake)
          Safety Tips to Protect Your Mobile Device

AARP Fraud Watch
     Scammers Targeting Medicare Beneficiaries
     Scammers Are Going After Your Social Security Benefits
Scam Alert: Tax ID Theft & IRS Imposter New
     Is it really the IRS Calling? New
          Beware of Tax ID Theft
     Watch Out for Social Media Scams
Tech Support Scams
     AARP Fraud Watch Network
          Sign Up for Watchdog Alerts

FBI E-scams & Warnings (The following are just a few of the scams and warnings on the website.)
Email Extortion Ransomware Schemes Tied to Data Breaches
Please read. I got one of these two days ago.
     Cyber Crime What We Investigate
          Internet of Things Poses (IoT) Opportunities for Cyber Crime

What Are Internet of Things (IoT) Devices?

Internet Crime Schemes
Internet Crime Prevention Tips
     Internet Fraud

What are Internet of Things Devices?

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to any object or device which connects to the Internet to automatically send and/or receive data.

As more businesses and homeowners use web-connected devices to enhance company efficiency or lifestyle conveniences, their connection to the Internet also increases the target space for malicious cyber actors. Similar to other computing devices, like computers or smart phones, IoT devices also pose security risks to consumers. The FBI is warning companies and the general public to be aware of IoT vulnerabilities cybercriminals could exploit, and offers some tips on mitigating those cyber threats.

What are some IoT Devices?

  • Automated devices which remotely or automatically adjust lighting or HVAC (heating, ventilation & air conditioning)
  • Security systems, such as security alarms or Wi-Fi cameras, including video monitors used in nursery and daycare settings
  • Medical devices, such as wireless heart monitors or insulin dispensers
  • Thermostats
  • Wearables, such as fitness devices
  • Lighting modules which activate or deactivate lights
  • Smart appliances, such as smart refrigerators and TVs
  • Office equipment, such as printers
  • Entertainment devices to control music or television from a mobile device
  • Fuel monitoring systems

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