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8 Shopping Tips for the Holiday Season

November 21, 2019 | Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center

It’s that time of year again, holiday shopping has begun! Everyone is looking for those unique gifts,...read more

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Own IT - Secure IT - Protect IT

October 23, 2019 | Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center

The 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is in full swing! Held every October, NCSAM has been a collaborative effort between government and industry...read more

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Cybersecurity Tips for K-12 Kids, Family, and Friends

October 5, 2019 | Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center

Every child should be taught how to be safe online. In the new digital world, there are technological wonders, which often introduce cyber threats...read more

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Maintaining Your Digital Storage

August 6, 2019 | Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center

Over the years, many of us have collected a mountain of CDs, hard drives, floppy disks, devices, online accounts, and other mediums that store...read more

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Multi-factor Authentication

June 30, 2019

Have you noticed how often security breaches, stolen data, and identity theft are front-page news? Perhaps you, or someone you know,...read more

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Avoiding Scams Following a Natural Disaster

May 31, 2019

Unfortunately, there are criminals who like to take advantage of others' misfortune, even after a natural disaster. This article includes tips to help you avoid being a victim, and provides additional resources to help you protect yourself....read more

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Avoiding Charity Scams

May 24, 2019 | Money Smart for Older Adults/FDIC.gov

If you are considering a request for a donation to a charity, do some research before you give. By finding out as much as you can about the charity, you can avoid...read more

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Phantom Debt Collection Scam

May 17, 2019

Scam debt collectors try to trick their victims into paying a debt that doesn’t exist. These phony debt collectors often contact older adults by phone...read more

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Computer & Internet Scams

May 14, 2019 | Money Smart for Older Adults FDIC.gov

Phishing and spoofing scams can dupe older adults into giving out their personal financial information. Phishing scammers create...read more

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Avoiding Telephone and Internet Scams

May 10, 2019 | Money Smart for Older Adults/ FDIC.gov

Older adults are increasingly the targets of scam artists on the telephone who...read more

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Investment Fraud

May 3, 2019 | Money Smart for Older Adults/ FDIC.gov

Investment Fraud (also known as Securities Fraud) is a term that covers a wide range of illegal activities involving the...read more

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Identity Theft

April 28, 2019 | Money Smart for Older Adults/ FDIC.gov

Identity theft occurs when thieves steal your personal information (e.g., your Social Security number (SSN), birth date, credit card numbers, personal identification numbers (PINs) or passwords). With sufficient...read more

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Exploitation by Caregivers and In-Home Helpers

April 26, 2019 | Money Smart for Older Adults/FDIC.gov

Unfortunately elder financial exploitation is often perpetrated by family members and other caregivers, and often...read more

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Elder Financial Exploitation

April 19, 2019 | Money Smart for Older Adults/FDIC.gov

The Older Americans Act defines elder financial exploitation quite broadly, as “the fraudulent or otherwise illegal, unauthorized, or improper act or process of an individual, including a caregiver or...read more

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Share Your Information with Care

April 12, 2019

It’s easy to find any information you need in today’s connected world. Have you ever Googled yourself? A search...read more