Our goal is to help people increase their awareness of computer-related, internet-based threats from scams and fraudulent practices, and to decrease their risks and associated lost productivity.
Increase your awareness…
Anti-Aging Face & Skin Creams
Deceptive Consumer Services
Fake Stores: Victorious Shoes & Other Online Stores
Free Airline Tickets?
Heather with Credit Card Services
RewardsConnector –Real or Fraud?
Scam Checks on Craigslist
Student Loan Scam Calls
Would You Buy a Computer From Them?
build your anti-scam skills
The best way to fight back against scammers is to educate yourself! Learn how to recognize threats and lower your risks for becoming the next victim.
Fake Amazon Customer Service Numbers Reported on TDS
direct reports of the "underage girl" sext scam to TDS
Number of companies represented in fake Google job scams
Months Educating the Public
2020 Newsletter Top stories
2019 Newsletter TOp stories
Dec 25: Private Video for You (& Other Clickbait)
Dec 18: Amazon Fraud Phone Call & Email?
Dec 11: An Opaque Fishbowl
Dec 4: Christmas & Malicious Clickbait
Nov. 30: Attacking the Faithful
Nov 20: Malicious Emails Disguised as Health News
Nov 13: Breaking News Breaks More Than News
Nov 6: Fcbk “Likes” Link to Malware Disguised as Porn
Oct 30: How Many Red Flags Can You Spot?
Oct 23: Spear Phishing a Rotary Club
Oct 16: Beware of Extreme Claims
Oct 9: An Award Winning Story!
Oct 2: Appearances Are Deceiving
Sept 25: How the Best Can Be the Worst
Sept 18: Stranger in a Strange Land
Sept 11: One Malicious Domain to Rule Them All
Sept 4: Have You Had “The Talk” Yet?
Aug 28: Sextortion Again
Aug 21: Not a “Happy Meal!”
Aug 14: Your Scam Story!
Aug 7: How to Best Protect Your Finances
July 31: What “Sounds Official” But Isn’t?
July 24: 2 Random Hyphenated Words
July 17: Nigerian 419 Scammers Will Brighten Our Day
July 10: Golf Magazine Clickbait?
July 3: Two Very Different Types of Deception
June 26: Poisoned Google Searches?
June 19: Down the Rabbit Hole of an Apple Phish
June 12: Beware The Great White Space!
June 5: Scams of the Week
May 29: The Danger of Redirects
May 22: Stay Away From the “Pro”
May 15: One Phish, Two Phish, Red Phish, Blue Phish
May 8: When All Roads Lead to… JBBRWAKI?
May 1: Painful Social Engineering
April 24: Misuse of Free Website Services
April 17: Telltale Signs of Scammer Email Addresses
April 10: Bridal Shower Shenanigans
April 3: FROM vs. Reply-To
March 27: Extortion on the Rise
March 20: The Last Laugh From the Laffer Center
March 13: A Very Dangerous US!
March 6: Avalanche of Scam/Spam Phone Calls
Feb 27: Malicious Texts Disguised as Amex & Chase Bank
Feb 20: A Rise in Malicious Fake Newsletters
Feb 13: Time to Renew Your Domain….or is it?
Feb 6: Free, Absurd, Illegal, and Popular…Clickbait!
Jan 30: Do You Pay Attention to Details?
Jan 23: Sextortion on the Rise
Jan 16: When Good Food Turns Bad: Hijacked Websites
Jan 9: Beware Breaking News Alerts
Jan 2: We’ve Known Each Other for Many Years
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