5 ways to avoid being catfished

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 16:00:00 +0000

Before dining over catfish this National Catfish Day, remember another catfish that’s also captured the public’s attention.

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More than a quarter of Americans fell for robocall scam calls in past year

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 23:37:17 +0000

Robocalls and scam calls have been a longstanding problem. For 2021, the FTC has recorded its highest number of victims yet.

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Twitter fined $150M after using 2FA phone numbers for marketing

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 27 May 2022 12:27:05 +0000

Twitter is paying the price for using users’ security information for targeted advertising,

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Senators Urge FTC to Probe ID.me Over Selfie Data

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 18 May 2022 16:55:40 +0000

Some of more tech-savvy Democrats in the U.S. Senate are asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate identity-proofing company ID.me for “deceptive statements” the company and its founder allegedly made over how they handle facial recognition data collected on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service, which until recently required anyone seeking a new IRS account online to provide a live video selfie to ID.me.

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How to avoid being scammed this Valentine’s Day

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2022 15:06:14 +0000

From romance scams and sextortion, to fake dating sites and phishing campaigns, here’s how to avoid a sting in the tail this Valentine’s Day.

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New Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA) would empower American users

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 17:28:37 +0000

The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA) would give everyday Americans the right to sue a company that violated their privacy rights, extending enforcement capabilities directly to the public.

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Here are the most popular robocall scams and how to avoid them

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 18:52:11 +0000

We dip back into robocall scams, exploring some of the most popular tricks and tactics used to part people from their money and personal information.

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Stalkerware developer dealt new blow by FTC

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:56:37 +0000

A new government front has emerged against stalkerware—the US Federal Trade Commission. Following enforcement against Retina-X and its founder, what’s next?

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