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Scam of the Week

Las Vegas Shooting Victims Charity
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Heads-up! Bad guys are exploiting the Las Vegas shooting. There are fake Facebook pages, tweets are going out with fake charity websites, and phishing emails are sent out asking for donations to bogus Vegas Charities.

Don’t fall for any scams. If you want to make a donation, you can go to http://www.charitynavigator.org before you consider giving to any charity. This free website will let you know if the charity is legitimate or a scam. It will also tell you how much of what it collects actually goes toward its charitable work and how much it spends on salaries and administration expenses.

Do not click on any links in emails or text you might get. Whatever you see in the coming weeks about Las Vegas disaster relief…

Always remember: “When in doubt, throw it out!”

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Cyber Security Tip of the Month

Parents and Educators Tip Card
Stop.Think.Connect. Toolkit

Children are being exposed to technology increasingly each day and at even younger ages than before. Often these children also have a better understanding of how technology works than adults and parents. In order for children to be safe online and to make safe and smart choices with their technology, it requires the adults in their lives to remind them about practicing healthy cybersecurity hygiene and help them as they learn the advantages and disadvantages of technology and the Internet.

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The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

You have likely heard about the recent Equifax data breach, as this unfortunate event affects approximately 44% of Americans. Equifax, one of our nation’s three major credit reporting bureaus, was compromised and the personal information of approximately 143 million consumers was stolen. If you have any credit history, you may have been affected.

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[ALERT] The IRS Issued An Urgent Warning Against An IRS / FBI-Themed Ransomware Phishing Attack

WASHINGTON, August 28, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service warned people to avoid a new phishing scheme that impersonates the IRS and the FBI as part of a ransomware scam to take computer data hostage.

The IRS said: “The scam email uses the emblems of both the IRS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It tries to entice users to select a “here” link to download a fake FBI questionnaire. Instead, the link downloads a certain type of malware called ransomware that prevents users from accessing data stored on their device unless they pay money to the scammers.”

“This is a new twist on an old scheme,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “People should stay vigilant against email scams that try to impersonate the IRS and other agencies that try to lure you into clicking a link or opening an attachment. People with a tax issue won’t get their first contact from the IRS with a threatening email or phone call.”

Remember that the IRS does not use email, text messages or social media to discuss personal tax issues, such as those involving bills or refunds. THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK!

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FBI Releases Article on Romance Scams  02/14/2017 11:01 PM EST

Original release date: February 14, 2017 The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article addressing the rise of Internet romance scams. In this common type of fraud, cyber criminals target victims, gain their confidence, and trick them into sending money. To stay safer online, review the FBI article on Romance Scams and US-CERT publication ST06-003 on staying safe on social networking sites. Please file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center if you believe you have been the victim of a romance scam.

Fraud Alert vs Credit Freeze

AllClear-ID has posted an interesting article on choices you may make when you believe that you may be a victim of credit fraud. AllClear-ID is one of several vendors that assist in credit monitoring. https://www.allclearid.com/blog/fraudalerts-and-credit-freezes Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company does notendorse this vendor over any other company providing this type of service.

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