I think that people in general are decent and good. There are always some bad apples, but during crises most people want to help others. During the coronavirus pandemic, many people are doing everything they can to help others, including assisting neighbors, family members, friends and health care workers. Charitable organizations have stepped up to

With more companies hiring, online recruiting scams have re-emerged to prey on job seekers and employers. The Better Business Bureau tracked more than 3,000 recruiting scams in the first 10 months of 2018 with losses in the million dollars.

The online recruiting scam works this way: the scammer fraudulently uses a company’s name and logo, and perhaps the names of the company’s employees handling recruiting or human resources, to solicit applications from job seekers for fake jobs. Many times the companies are household names or long established, which gives the scam an air of legitimacy. Sometimes the solicitation comes by email, but most often it is posted on a professional or recruiting website or social media platform. Like most phishing schemes, the scammer’s email address is similar to, but not the same as the legitimate company’s email address.
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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a scam alert this week notifying consumers that it has received an up-tick in complaints that scammers are calling consumers claiming they are from the Social Security Administration.

The scammers tell the individual that there has been a computer problem at the Social Security Administration and that they need

In the latest example of security risks attendant to initial coin offerings (ICOs), on August 21st the blockchain startup Enigma reported that online scammers used fake solicitations for an ICO presale to steal approximately $500,000 in ether (a virtual currency) from investors.

Enigma is a blockchain startup incubated at MIT Media Lab that is in the process of rolling out its first product, known as Catalyst. Catalyst is described as a platform providing data sets and developmental tools specifically geared for hedge funds focused on cryptocurrency markets. Enigma’s funding was to be derived, in part, from a planned a token sale on September 11, 2017, with a goal of raising $20 million worth of ether.  
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Cybersecurity experts have been warning users about a Google Chrome scam that targets Windows users in the US, UK, Canada and Australia. The scam, which began in December, uses a pop-up stating “The ‘HoeflerText’ font wasn’t found” and tells users to download an update, which is actually malware.

The malware campaign started on December 10,

W-2 phishing schemes continue to be a problem for companies in every industry. Last week, American Senior Communities based in Indiana announced that one of its employees was scammed through a phishing email and thereafter sent over 17,000 employees’ W-2 forms to the fraudulent emailer.

Unfortunately, the scam was not discovered until a month after