Consumer Security

The escalating use of e-commerce creates a feeding frenzy for fraudsters. Find out how online buyers and sellers can avoid today's most common scams, and who is most susceptible.

Keeping safe in cyberspace is increasingly difficult as crooks try to exploit uninformed users every chance they get. Add to that, virus and malware threats are never-ending. Here are five things in your control to help keep your digital activity safe.

Consumers, especially lonely hearts experiencing life's so-called golden years, are prime targets for romance scams and fraud assaults. Romance scams are at an all-time high. Even younger folks who share too much about their affairs of the heart on dating sites and social media could become ripe tar...

The biggest breach of the period was actually a combination of several cyber smash-and-grab operations over the years that contained 3.2 billion unique email and password combinations from Netflix, LinkedIn and other online outfits.

'Tis the season to go phishing. Nothing brings out digital bandits like the holidays, and this year is no exception. Proofpoint, an enterprise digital security company, reports its researchers are seeing a massive global increase in holiday-themed mobile phishing attacks, a.k.a. smishing. It noted t...

A new fraud ring called Proxy Phantom is using sophisticated credential stuffing attack methods to take over customer accounts for U.S.-based e-commerce merchants. The latest research from digital trust and safety firm Sift demonstrates fraudsters' relentless innovation and reinforces retailers' nee...

Cancel culture and politics aside, one of the more brutal threats lurking in the shadows of the internet is the slander industry. All too often, unsuspecting people become victims of websites that promote slanderous, often unverified information about individuals. This false and vilifying informatio...

As the value of cryptocurrencies continue to soar, new investors are eager to get in on the action, and scammers are more than willing to accommodate them. According to the Federal Trade Commission, claims of losses from cryptocurrency fraud skyrocketed from October 2020 to March 2021. The median lo...

From coin shortages and curbside operations to contactless transactions, how consumers pay for their purchases has been completely transformed during the pandemic. Marketers expect that transformation to continue and expand. It is not just family staples that are seeing a jump in consumer digital pa...

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