If you’re in a small business, you probably need a way for people to pay you – and ways to lower your costs. Scammers have been working both of those angles, promising businesses that they can save on leases of credit card processing equipment. They’ve also been promising that businesses can cancel any time. But is that what happens?
We encourage small business owners to please read this helpful information from the Federal Trade Commission:
On 6/13/2018 we posted the information below. As of 6/14/2018 this issue has been resolved. Thank you!
Due to circumstances beyond our control, our debit card holders will need to use their Personal Identification Number (PIN) when shopping at Walmart.
Efforts are being made to resolve this error and we will provide an update as soon as possible.
We apologize for this inconvenience.
KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Watch Out For Popular Event Phishing Scams
Heads up! The bad guys are now trying to trick you into buying fake event tickets well above face-value. It's happening right now with the World Cup, but can happen with any popular event.
Here's how it works: They get you by offering last-minute ticket deals on a phony website, and then steal your credit card information. Don’t fall for this!
Transamerica hacked: Transgressors swipe retirees' personal info
45,000 plan holders hit by hack, say corp officials
Updated Financial house Transamerica has admitted hackers swiped some of its customers' sensitive personal information, including social security numbers.
What is home network security?
Home network security refers to the protection of a network that connects devices to each other and to the internet within a home. Whether it’s staying in touch with friends and family, paying your bills electronically, or teleworking, the internet enables us to accomplish tasks more efficiently and conveniently from the comfort of our own homes.
KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Watch out for GDPR and Royal Wedding Attacks
Be on the lookout for a new, Apple-flavored phishing email Scam of the Week. New European data privacy regulation is going into effect this week. It's called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and bad guys are using it as bait in a variety of ways. This scam looks like it is from Apple and claims that if you do not take action, your account will be "restricted". In reality, they steal your identity and credit card information.
Did you lose money to a scam, wiring the money via Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017? If so, you might know that May 31 is the deadline for filing your claim to get money back from the FTC’s and the Department of Justice’s settlement with Western Union. With the deadline fast approaching, we know two things: (1) there will probably be a rush of last-minute filers; and (2) scammers will try to take advantage of the people filing claims.
KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Phishing Attack Uses GDPR As Bait
There is yet another email scam you need to watch out for. New European data privacy regulation is going into effect on May 25th. It's called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and bad guys are using it as bait by claiming you're not compliant and in violation of this new regulation.
Do not click on links in emails, or open suspicious attachments that claim any kind of problem with "GDPR". Instead, delete the email or follow the reporting procedures put in place by your organization.
We have been notified that a scammer impersonated Security Federal in an attempt to gain customer-confidential information. The scammer called a customer and requested information over the phone.
Security Federal will not call you and ask for your personal information! Do not give out your confidential information.
Please contact us if you have questions.