fraud

Virtual Kidnapping – It Is All Too Real

April 4, 2019

Last night at 10:30pm, I had sleepily turned off the news when the phone rang. At that time of night, my heart stops a little and confusion set in all the more, especially when the caller ID looked as if I was calling myself. Curious, I answered. It was “Microsoft” to tell me that my […]

Trust Your Gut.. if you suspect employee theft

October 22, 2018

When the end of the day cannot come soon enough, and the tension in the office can no longer be ignored, you know something must be done. But where do you even start? Snippiness fills the office and employees are lashing out, but your head is already reeling with a hundred other thoughts to even […]

Sextortion: The Hottest Phishing Scam To Hit Your Inbox

August 29, 2018

What Is Sextortion? Recently, news of a widespread sextortion phishing scam has surfaced. Sextortion occurs when someone threatens to distribute your private and sensitive material if you don’t provide them with images of a sexual nature, sexual favors, or money. It Hit The News Mid-July. July 12th Brian Krebs broke the story online. Many of his […]

Why Scams Live and 10 Ways to Protect Yourself

June 5, 2018

It does not matter if you are participating in the Do Not Call Registry, receiving multiple scam and telemarketing calls is a daily annoyance. In fact, my phone roared to life with a telemarketing call even as I wrote this post. So, why do scams live? A scam, by definition, is a “confidence game, or other […]