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Tips to Avoid a Ransomware Attack

The majority of online threats are a form of malware, or computer software with malicious intent. Ransomware is one method that encrypts a victim’s computer files, making them inaccessible to the victim. The attacker will then demand a ransom to restore access to the files upon payment. To avoid a ransomware attack, what should you…

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How to Recognize a Tech Support Scam

During the Coronavirus pandemic, many people have been spending more time online. Whether for work, school, shopping or to connect with family and friends, we’re more reliant on our electronic and mobile devices than ever before. If something goes wrong with your laptop, tablet or smartphone, you want it fixed right away. Unfortunately, those who…

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Fraud Alert: Don’t Be a Money Mule

According to the United States Postal Inspection Service, a “money mule” is someone who receives and transfers money obtained from victims of fraud. In some cases, the “mule” knows he or is she participating in criminal pursuits but others fail to realize the activity is benefiting fraudsters. Learn how to recognize a money mule scam….

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Tips to Work Safely From Home

For nearly one year, many Americans have been working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As some workers start transitioning back to the office, others will continue to work from home for the foreseeable future. Working in an office setting, we might take certain safety features for granted. As one example, you work on a…

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6 Tips to Protect Your Data During COVID-19

During times of crisis, scammers take advantage of consumer vulnerability and confusion. Amid the global Coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever to keep your personal information safe. What should you know to avoid falling victim to a fraudulent scheme? 1. Do Not Share Information Ion Bank will never call and ask for your PIN,…

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