Tag: phishing

ILFB Annual Meeting Micro Talk: Phishing

[ 0 ] December 17, 2015 |
ILFB Annual Meeting Micro Talk: Phishing

Just a few weeks ago, we attended the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and held two Micro-Talks. One was centered around Phishing, a big topic in information security and identity theft. It’s easy to be a victim of Phishing because the person trying to get information is often seemingly trustworthy. To summarize the Micro-Talk, we’ve […]

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Protecting Your Personal Information

[ 2 ] October 6, 2014 |
Protecting Your Personal Information

Did you know that any individual, regardless of economic status, gender, race, age, or educational background can be the target of financial abuse? Recently an IAACU member was targeted through a telephone scam. The victim was asked to buy prepaid debit cards and then provide the scam artist with the identifying card information that was […]

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Protect Yourself From Fraudulent Websites

[ 0 ] July 9, 2014 |
Protect Yourself From Fraudulent Websites

Here’s a common sense reminder that’s simple and will help keep you safe: Protect yourself from fraudulent websites. Watch out for copycat websites that deliberately use a name or web address very similar to, but not the same as, that of a real business. The intent is to lure you into clicking onto their website […]

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Credit Card and Debit Card Fraud

[ 0 ] October 31, 2013 |
Credit Card and Debit Card Fraud

Have you ever gotten a call to verify the charges on your Debit or Credit card?  If you are like most people, you would have gotten a call at some point and came away with wondering why they decided to call on that charge.  If the charge was not yours, you may be wondering how […]

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Check Scams…..What you need to know

[ 0 ] August 28, 2013 |
Check Scams…..What you need to know

Over the past month I witnessed three different members lose money to the same scam while trying to sell something.  This common scam has been around for decades and over the years has been referred to as the “eBay scam”, “craigslist scam”, and the “overpayment scam”.  Most of the times the scam goes something like […]

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Cybercriminals…Protect Yourself!

[ 0 ] April 10, 2013 |
Cybercriminals…Protect Yourself!

Phishing calls, texts and e-mails are in our everyday lives now. Phishing is when a cybercriminal is trying to access your information. By answering this automated system you are telling the criminal that your contact information is correct and they can contact you again. When they contact you a second time they will be trying […]

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