More than 1,000 arrested in global crackdown on online fraud

The INTERPOL-led operation involved law enforcement from 20 countries and led to the seizure of millions of dollars in illicit gains. Law enforcement agencies from around the globe have swooped down on hundreds of people suspected of committing various types of online crime, including romance scams, investment fraud and money laundering operations. The international effort led … More More than 1,000 arrested in global crackdown on online fraud

The triangle of holiday shopping: Scams, social media and supply chain woes

‘Tis the season to avoid getting played by scammers hijacking Twitter accounts and promoting fake offers for PlayStation 5 consoles and other red-hot products As the holiday season beckons, so begins the frantic shopping season to find and acquire the much-wanted gift. This year, depending on what you’re looking to buy, could present some very … More The triangle of holiday shopping: Scams, social media and supply chain woes

Avoiding the shopping blues: How to shop online safely this holiday season

With the holiday shopping bonanza right around the corner, here’s how to make sure your online spending spree is hacker-free. Black Friday is almost upon us and Cyber Monday is just around the corner, which means that most of us will be on the hunt for the perfect bargain. Which, to be honest, we will … More Avoiding the shopping blues: How to shop online safely this holiday season

What to do if you receive a data breach notice

Receiving a breach notification doesn’t mean you’re doomed – here’s what you should consider doing in the hours and days after learning that your personal data has been exposed. Data breaches occur when an unauthorized third-party accesses an organization’s private information. Often, they involve theft of customers’ and/or employees’ personal data. There are strict rules … More What to do if you receive a data breach notice

‘My bank account was in a shambles’: The ordeal of an identity theft victim

A victim of identity theft tells us how criminals used his identity to commit fraud and what it took to put his life back in order. When a former neighbor contacted Martin K. (not his real name) in August 2020 to tell him that he’d received a letter at his old address, Martin K. thought nothing of … More ‘My bank account was in a shambles’: The ordeal of an identity theft victim