Fast Money Blog

  • Take a Byte Out of CyberCrime

    09/08/21

    We’ve all heard about computer viruses and hackers and online scams of just about every kind. To find out about the latest threat, we need to look no further than the news. There are common themes. A mega-corporation has its computer systems held

  • Avoiding the Latest Scams

    07/24/19

    Scammers are continually thinking up new ways to cleverly target people, both online and through offline communications. Last year alone, 47,567 new scams were added to the Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker℠. Here’s a quick rundown of today’s

  • Phishing, Spam, Scams. Whatever you call it, here’s how to spot it.

    10/09/18

    Phishing is the term used to describe emails sent out by hackers. They try to trick people into giving away passwords and sensitive information. They could also contain viruses or attempt to trick you out of your hard-earned cash. Hackers send about

  • Protecting your phone and other mobile devices

    07/25/18

    You probably already know how important it is to protect your identity online. But one of the most important ways you can protect your data and your identity is sitting in the palm of your hand – or maybe in your pocket. Smartphones and other mobile

  • How to protect yourself from the Equifax Data Breach

    11/21/17

    Equifax, one of three major credit bureaus, had their servers broken into and the personal data for over 143 million Americans was stolen. That means the chances that you were affected are pretty high. So how do you protect yourself from one of the

  • Protecting yourself from identity theft: 5 tips everyone should know

    08/21/17

    Identity theft is extremely common. If the amount of identity theft crimes committed in the United States were spread evenly over the entire population, everyone in the country would have had their identities stolen at least twice. The good news is

  • Fighting fraud: How to identify and protect yourself from scammers

    01/18/17

    Protecting your identity can feel like an overwhelming task. But there are a few simple things you can do to avoid becoming a victim. Common scams You’ll find these strategies used in emails, on social media and when shopping online. Someone can’t