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FBI says Tis the Season for Holiday Online Shopping Scams, Don’t Be a Victim

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation - FBIMemphis, TN – With more people than ever doing their holiday shopping online, FBI Memphis wants to remind shoppers to look out for scams designed to steal your money and personal information. Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is!

“According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), in 2019, Tennesseans lost over $33,052,233 due to a variety of scams,” said Douglas Korneski, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Memphis Field Office. “Enjoy a scam-free holiday season by remaining vigilant and if you believe you have been the victim of a scam, report it to the FBI at IC3.gov.”

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Tennessee National Guard Cyber Protection Team enhances program

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – As the world advances technologically, the Tennessee National Guard’s 175th Cyber Protection Team continues to modernize and enhance its skills to protect Tennesseans from cyber threats.

Nashville’s 175th CPT is a team of cybersecurity specialists who protect and defend networks from potential adversary cyber-attacks such as malware, phishing and ransomware.

2nd Lt. Karina Abella assigned to the 175th CPT participates in the annual National Guard cybersecurity exercise Cyber Shield 2020, September 22nd. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro, Tennessee National Guard Public Affairs Office)

2nd Lt. Karina Abella assigned to the 175th CPT participates in the annual National Guard cybersecurity exercise Cyber Shield 2020, September 22nd. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro, Tennessee National Guard Public Affairs Office)

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Better Business Bureau gives School Internet Safety Tips

 

Better Business Bureau - BBBNashville, TN – Several school districts returned to in-person instruction only to shut back down for cleaning, to do a hybrid learning schedule, or not come back to in-person instruction until after winter break.

Now, as we approach the school year’s halfway point, teachers, administrators, and families may turn lax or forget to remind students about digital hygiene.

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky wants to remind everyone to stay safe while online and avoid being easy targets for online scammers.
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Cybercrime Rises due to COVID-19 Outbreak, Cybercriminals Taking Advantage of the Increased Numbers of People Working Remotely

 

Research and MarketsDublin, Ireland – Research And Markets published a new article on the IT security industry, “Cybercrime Rises due to COVID-19 Outbreak”

COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to spread across the world and cybercrime levels have been rising with it.

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CyberProof Warns of New Cybersecurity Threats Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

 

CyberProofAliso Viejo, CACyberProof Inc., an UST Global company, warns of new cybersecurity threats amidst the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Hackers, including cybercriminals and state-sponsored threat actors around the globe, are taking advantage of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak to accelerate their activities and spread their own infections.

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KnowBe4 Discovers New COVID-19 Phishing Scam Warning People They’ve Been Infected

 

KnowBe4Tampa Bay, FLKnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has discovered a new type of phishing scam warning people that they’ve come into contact with a friend/colleague/family member who has been infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19). The email instructs them to download a malicious attachment and proceed immediately to the hospital.

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TDCI warns of possible COVID-19 Related Investment Schemes

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – Amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) Securities Division is alerting investors to be on guard against an anticipated surge of fraudulent investment schemes.

TDCI’s Securities Division Outlines What to Expect and Offers Guidance on How to Protect Yourself against COVID-19-Related Investment Schemes.

TDCI’s Securities Division Outlines What to Expect and Offers Guidance on How to Protect Yourself against COVID-19-Related Investment Schemes.

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Coronavirus Insurance Scams Popping Up

 

Coalition Against Insurance FraudWashington, D.C. – Fake coronavirus (COVID-19) health coverage and other insurance schemes are beginning to surface as scammers continue exploiting the pandemic for personal profit at consumer expense, warns the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud.

Coronavirus Insurance Scams

Coronavirus Insurance Scams

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Coronavirus Phishing Explodes as United States Reels From Pandemic

 

KnowBe4Tampa Bay, FLKnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announces its researchers are seeing an influx of coronavirus (COVID-19) related phishing scams.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs offers Consumers Tips to Protect Tech Gifts from Scammers, Thieves

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs Warns of Porch Pirates, Urges Caution with Public Wi-Fi

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – Technology-themed gifts are popular among holiday shoppers but, unfortunately, technology and modern conveniences can give scammers and thieves new windows into ruining the holidays. 

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