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Articles from around the web

An Old Tax Scam with a Troubling New Twist [Washington Post, Feb. 22, 2018]

DNA Test Kits: Consider the Privacy Implications [, December 12, 2017]

Apple Users: Beware of This Scary New Scam That Gives Criminals Access to All Your Info [, Nov. 13, 2017]

How Much Can Identity Theft Affect Your Life? [, Oct 23, 2017]

Protect Your Mortgage Closing From Scammers [, June 27, 2017]

Scammers Don’t Really Give Refunds [, June 22, 2017]

An Identity Thief Stole My Phone! [, June 8, 2017]

Robocalls Flooding Your Cell Phone? Here’s How to Stop Them! [NY Times, May 11, 2017]

Don’t Bank on that Check! [, March 17, 2017]

Scammers Even Impersonate Kidnappers [, March 10, 2017]

BBB Scam Tracker Annual Report – Data at a glance [for 2016 year]

The Worst WhatsApp Scams of 2016 [Panda Security, December 29, 2016]

66 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Right Now [Consumer Reports, September, 2016]

What are the most common scholarship scams? [U.S.News, February 1, 2012 – STILL RELEVANT!]

This App Blocks IRS Scam Calls From Reaching You [, March 24, 2016]

A New Breed of Con Artists [Joe Kita, AARP Bulletin for February, 2016]

Fraudsters Tap Kohl’s Cash for Cold Cash [February 11, 2016 – Krebs on Security]

Identity Theft is Dead. Long Live Identity Theft! [February 10, 2016 – Adam Levin from ABC News]

Wireless-Only Phone Users Have Become a One Stop for Scam Callers [LA Times, February 5, 2016]

Anatomy of a “Work at Home” scam [Podcast from, January 29, 2016]help

Don’t Be Fooled by Phony Online Reviews [July, 2015 – Krebs on Security]

Microsoft Tech Support Scams

10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors and How to Avoid Them from [December 5, 2015]

Craigslist Cashier Check Scam – How to Spot and Avoid from Avoiding Scholarship Scams from the College Board

Beware Scammers and the Mobile Payment Loophole [August 21, 2015] From ABC News.

Hacking the Human Operating System – The Role of Social Engineering within Cybersecurity [PDF file from]

Fake Peer Review Websites scam those trying to publish scholarly work [April 16, 2015 from Scholarly Open]

Why you can’t trust password strength meters [March 2, 2015] by by Mark Stockley on

TAKING CHARGE: What to do if your identity is stolen [PDF file from]

The Simple Email Trick That Could Protect Your Identity [February 1, 2015] From Adam Levin,, posted on

Ransomware: The Latest Cybersecurity Threat to Personal Computers and Smartphones [January 22, 2015] on the Diane Rehms Show

Tech Support Scam Popups [January 6, 2015] From Thomas Reed at

This is How Your Gmail Account Got Hacked [December 29, 2014] by Jose Pagliery, posted on

Is Your Christmas Present Spying on You? [December 25, 2014] From Adam Levin,

New Scam Emails Fake Online Order Confirmations to Shoppers [November 28, 2014]

Smishing Scams Use Text Messages to Steal Info [October 30, 2014]

Apple iCloud Security Warning [October 22, 2014)
ABC News

Online Dating Scams [October 13, 2014]
The Telegraph News, UK

Click Bait Internet Scam Hiding in Plain Sight [October 8, 2014]
From CBS News

How Con Artists Trick Your Mind [October 3, 2014]
From the BBC, great article about psychological vulnerabilities.

You’ve Been Hacked! Here’s What To Do [August 6, 2014]
From CNN

Protecting Your Privacy: App Ops, Privacy Guard, and XPrivacy
[June 11, 2014]
For the Android Phone

7 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Online [June 5, 2014]
Lots of very sensible ideas!

8 Numbers Identity Thieves Want to Steal From You [June 1, 2014]

How to Build a Secure Online Presence [March 18, 2014]
Great advice!

Spot and Avoid the Latest Online Scams [March 6, 2014]
Good advice from Dennis O’Reilly at

These Sites Tell Which of Your Accounts Have Been Hacked [February, 2014] from

Job and Recruiting Spams and Scams [February, 2014]

How to Spot Phone Scams [February 2014]
From the United Sates Federal Trade Commission

On Facebook, clicking ‘Like’ can help Scammers [Jan. 20, 2014] This is an article we would like to have written but CNN did a great job of it!

DDoS strike on Spamhaus highlights need to close DNS open resolvers [April 2, 2013]

Beware sophisticated Twitter phishing scam [Jan. 30, 2013]

Policing the Web: How Google’s ‘Cops’ Track Down Bad Ads [Jan. 18, 2013]

Who’s Who on the Internet? Who Knows [Jan. 17, 2013]

‘Catfishing’ – The Phenomenon of Internet Scammers [Jan. 17, 2013]

Dangerous Email Attachments and How to Avoid Them. [November 30, 2012]

Spam Still a Big Problem for Small Business [April 12, 2012]

Better Business Bureau of Eastern Michigan Warns Businesses About Spam Threats [April 3, 2012]

Why Common Sense Needs to be the First Layer of Security [March 8, 2012]

44 Percent of U.S. Businesses Say Their Networks Have Been Breached Due to Malware-Laden Spam [March 1, 2012]

Over 24% of companys hit by Facebook Malware, many unaware of malware risks [Feb 22, 2012]

Spam Morphs from a Nuisance to a Threat [pdf download after signup; 2012 whitepaper]

Global Survey: Malware Attacks Up Because of Social Media; Organizations Lagging on Proper Protection [Oct 6, 2011]

Five Reasons Why Your Workplace Blocks Facebook [June 7, 2011]

Six Signs It’s A Job Scam from [July 15, 2009 but still relevant]