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The Betrayal of the ‘Grandparent Scam’

When a loved one calls you in distress, fear for their safety overrides any thoughts of suspicion. In that moment, protecting your loved one becomes your sole focus, often leading to immediate and impulsive action. You may not take the time to stop and think, hmm this doesn’t sound like their voice. Unfortunately, it’s precisely this vulnerability that scammers exploit in a scam. They prey on the natural instinct to safeguard family, manipulating emotions to extract money or personal information. And their main target? Grandparents.

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SMS Security 101: 2024’s Most Popular Text Scams

Ever get an urgent text compelling you to click a link or send information? These are classic examples of text scams, also known as “smishing scams.” The word smishing, derived from “SMS, or Short Message Service” has become increasingly prevalent in the recent years and involves scammers using text messages to deceive individuals into compromising their security. 

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Game Over or Game on? 7 Times Video Game Companies Were Targeted by Cyber Criminals

Video games are an escape from real life. A countless number of people play to be immersed in a world filled with adventure and excitement. While it is fiction and you remain safe from the dragons or zombies you battle, dangers of the digital realm can be real. Video game companies are in a constant battle against their own threats. Cyber Criminals find their way into every industry, and the video game realm is not the exception.

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cyber security

The Wire Fraud Epidemic: It’s Time to Get Defensive  

As the saying goes, “We know a thing or two because we have seen a thing or two.” In the past year alone, there has been a surge in the number of businesses falling victim to wire fraud. Many of these incidents occur because their emails have been left susceptible to email hacking. We are here to say… many of those incidents could have been prevented. Investing in proactive cyber security for your email systems is no longer an option, it is essential in mitigating against the cyber criminals that can potentially prey on your business. 

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Top Instagram Scams

Let’s talk about Instagram; if you don’t have it, you’ve heard of it (but let’s face it, you probably have it.)  In fact, Instagram currently

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cyber security

Seasonal Scams: Winter Edition

Did you know different scams happen depending on the season?  Scammers often take advantage of the seasonal changes and target individuals based on that.  With

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Technology

Technology in the Sports Industry

Technology has transformed the sports industry and enhanced the experience for athletes, fans and stakeholders.   Here are ways Technology continues to change the world

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