Avoid the Rising QR Code “Quishing” Scam

March 27, 2024

QR codes have become more popular because of their convenience. However, they are just as convenient for scammers. “Quishing” or QR Phishing is a new form of phishing that uses QR Codes to lure people to websites that can steal personal information.   How the Scam Works: Scammer creates fake QR codes Once scanned, takes […]

What is Vishing and How to Detect it

February 5, 2024

“Vishing” or voice-phishing, is a type of cybersecurity attack in which the perpetrator attempts to gain access to sensitive data over the phone. Scammers typically seek financial details or Social Security numbers, but passwords and other data can also be the goal. Two common examples of vishing scams include pretend calls from a bank or […]

Stay Alert for New Imposter Scams

January 30, 2024

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has released a warning about scammers posing as CFPB employees trying to defraud members of the public. All people, especially older adults, should be on the lookout for these suspicious phone or video calls. The CFPB will NEVER contact you and ask for sensitive information or to pay money. […]

Beware of Scammers While Online Holiday Shopping

December 4, 2023

During the holiday season, it has become more common for gift purchases to be made online. Stay alert when shopping online to avoid being scammed. One of the most common scams during the holiday season is online shopping site scams. Scammers create websites that look like legitimate online stores but are actually designed to steal […]

Stay Alert for Holiday Job Scams

November 29, 2023

During the holiday season, many retailers and delivery services are looking for extra help. If you are thinking of applying for a seasonal job to make some additional income, it is important to stay alert and protect yourself from scammers trying to steal money and personal information. To keep your money and personal information to […]

Stay Alert for Medicaid Text Message Scams

October 30, 2023

Medicaid recipients in Pennsylvania should beware of a text message-based scam that alleges coverage has lapsed and payment is required. The Office of Attorney General has learned of an increase in scammers sending the text messages to individuals enrolled in Medicaid. Starting with a text message claiming to be from “Health Services”, the scammer links […]

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