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KnowBe4 Scam Of The Week: Fiendishly Clever Gmail Phishing Scam You Need to Know About

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There is a new scam where hackers send you a text that asks you about a password reset on your account. If you did not request a password reset, they tell you to respond with STOP. This is a scam. The bad guys asked for that password reset and now want you to send them the authorization code! Don’t fall for it.
Remember, Gmail will never ask for confirmation to NOT make changes to your account. You didn’t ask for a password reset, so you shouldn’t be asked about one. Do not reply to the text (doing so will tell the scammers that they have reached a valid number). To prevent losing your account to bad guys, it’s a very good idea to have 2-step verification set up on your Google account. For more information about Google 2-step verification, copy and paste the link below in to your browser:
https://www.google.com/landing/2step/

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

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Cyber Security Tip of the Month

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Now, more than ever, people are sharing sensitive personal information about themselves online. Technology allows us to connect to each other around the world no matter our location, bank and shop online, and even control our televisions, homes, and cars from our smartphones. With this added convenience comes an increased risk of identity theft and Internet scams. Every time we connect to the Internet – at home, at school, at work, or on our mobile devices – we make decisions that affect our cybersecurity.

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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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