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Privacy Tip #323 – FTC Warns Consumers of FTC Imposters

It’s an old trick, but it works, so alerting our readers is worth repeating. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a Scam Alert this week warning consumers that fraudsters are impersonating...

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Privacy Tip #312 -Impersonation Fraud Increased During Pandemic

Another fall-out from the pandemic is that impersonation fraud has increased dramatically. According to the Federal Trade Commission, “the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a sharp spike in impersonation fraud, as scammers...

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Smart Health Cards, Vaccine Passports, and Privacy

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee recently announced that they are considering implementing vaccine passport programs in their respective states. Baker stated that he is working with...

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Walmart Drone Delivery Soars Ahead

This week, Walmart announced that it has invested in a drone service provider, DroneUp, to further its plans for drone delivery. Walmart President and CEO John Furner wrote in a statement,...

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Privacy Tip #288 – Scammers Take Advantage of Shortage of Rental Cars

Another post pandemic fallout is the fact that rental car agencies have sold their fleets, for obvious reasons. In doing so, there aren’t enough rental cars for all of us who...

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Cisco/Talos Researchers Find Attackers Using Slack and Discord to Distribute Malware

Another example of the resiliency and creativity of cyber-attackers is outlined in a new blog by Cisco/Talos researchers, which outlines how, over the past year, and in particular as a result...

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Privacy Tip #277 – Beware of Vaccine Surveys

Criminals use current events to launch new schemes designed to prey on victims’ vulnerabilities or fears. Throughout the pandemic, criminals have used fear of COVID-19, or the anticipation of a cure...

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Privacy Tip #275 – Think Twice Before Posting Your Vaccine Card on Social Media

Some of those who are fortunate enough to have received the COVID-19 vaccine are so excited that they have been posting their vaccine card on social media accounts. Perhaps when they...

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FinCEN Alerts Banks to Pandemic Relief Payment Fraud

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) recently issued an advisory to banks that outlined fourteen red flag indicators to be on the lookout for (and report) related to pandemic related economic...

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Worldwide Plans for Apps and Cards to Prove Your Vaccination Status: Are There Privacy Concerns?

A new commercial has hit the airwaves in Israel. It begins with a door swinging open to reveal a beautiful seaside patio with a couple awaiting their dinners as a voiceover...

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