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Package Delivery Scam New

Equifax Isn't Calling You
Equifax Data Breach: What to Do
PayPal Warns User of eMail Scam, and no, you cannot pay taxes with PayPal (another scam).
Are You at Risk for Investment Fraud?


Tech Support Scams
     Pop-up Warning About a Virus on Your Computer
     Surge in Tech Support Phone Scams
    
FTC Alert Tech Support Scams    

     How to Avoid a Tech Support Trap
     Call About An Email Hack
     Fake Microsoft Security Alerts


Ransomware
    
Dangerous New Ransomware Strikes Back
          Petya-esque ransomware is spreading across the world

     Criminals Continue to Defraud and Extort Funds from Victims Using CryptoWall Ransomware Schemes

     Email Extortion Ransomware Schemes Tied to Data Breaches
          Campaigns Threatening Distributed Denial of Service Attacks


Phone Scams
    
Cyber Criminals Target You Through Text Messages
     Avoiding Android App Scams
     Scammers to Fake Caller ID to Trick You

    
How to Spot Phone Scams: The Ultimate Guide
     Offical Sounding Calls About An Email Hack
     Surge in Tech Support Phone Scams targeting the Elderly
    
Phony Phone Number Scam targeting Vets
     Understanding Mobile Apps
          There's a Mobile App for That (But It Might Be Fake)

     Safety Tips to Protect Your Mobile Device


Phishing Scams
     Snopes Phishing
     How Phishing Works

    
Phishing Scams Alive & Well
     FTC's Consumer Warning on Phishing Scam


AARP Fraud Watch

    
Watch Out for Social Media Scams New
     Timeshare Resale Scams
          Timeshare Reselling Companies
     Are You at Risk for Investment Fraud?
     Tips for Safe Shopping on Amazon.com
     AARP Fraud Watch Network
          Protect Your Social Security Number
          5 Tips to Avoid Smart Chip Credit Card Scams
          Using Public WiFi Hotspots
                Public WiFi Hotspots Never Private
          Sign Up for Watchdog Alerts
     Scam-Tracking Map
Scams Reported in Florida


FTC Scam Alerts
    
Equifax Isn't Calling New

    
Equifax Data Breach: What to Do
    
Wise Giving in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey/Irma
    
Make-A-Wish Charity Scam
    
Fake Publishers Clearing House Scams
    
Fake Debt Collectors

    
Fake Check Scams
    
Western Union Settlement Email Scam
    
Pop-up Warning About a Virus on Your Computer
     Investing in Gold & Silver Scheme

    
Online Ads for Luxury Items at Low Prices
     Avoiding Imposter Scams (Video)
     Government Imposters Want to Get to Know You
         
How to Recognize a Government Imposter Scam
     Fake News & Endorsements to Sell "Brain Booster" Pills
    
Money-making/Investment Scheme Targets Older People & Veterans


FBI E-scams & Warnings (The following are just a few of the scams and warnings on the website.)
     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


Social Security & Medicare Scams
     FTC Detects a New Social Security Scam
     Protect Your Social Security Number

          Keep Your Social Security Number Safe
     Medicare Card Changes Opportunities for Scams
          New Medicare Cards Avoiding Medicare Scammers


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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