Knowing These Basics Can Help Protect Your Family
Do you know who are now the favorite target of financial scams? Older adults in the U.S. In 2012, people 60 and older made up 26% of all fraud complaints tracked by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the highest of any age group. That figure’s up from 10% in 2008, when it was the lowest of any adult age group. Also note that these statistics represent only the reported cases. The FTC estimates that no more than 10% of these scams are reported. Because about 10,000 boomers turn 65 each day, the popularity of these scams will only grow. Here’s how to spot the most recent scams and how to protect yourself and your family.Read More
WhatsApp has been in the news lately. That can make it a popular target for scams. Here’s a little background. WhatsApp offers a text-messaging service for mobile platforms. Users of the service can also send voice messages. They’ve just announced that they will be adding voice communications this spring.Read More
By Niels Postma – VP & Tech Team Director
What’s the definition of a good password? It’s a secret code that’s hard for hackers to break and easy for you to remember.
I’m Niels, FoolProof’s VP of Techie Stuff. We’ve told you in other reports about creating passwords, but as the geek in FoolProof, I wanted to give you a smart way to build a really good password.Read More
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IRS Releases the "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams for 2014
Watch out for these scams during tax season. Identity Theft and phone scams lead the list.
Identity Theft Tops List of National Consumer Complaints for 2013
The FTC has the released the 2013 list of National Consumer Complaints compiled from over two million complaints. TLearn about the various types of identity theft, how to protect your identity, and what to do if you become a victim from the FTC's Consumer Information site.