Posts Categorized: Member Alerts

Yahoo Data Breach Scam

This was originally posted by knowbe4.com on October 1, 2019 Scam of the Week: Yahoo Data Breach Settlement Phishing Attacks From 2012 through 2016, several hackers got into Yahoo email systems and stole billions of personal records. Recently, there’s been news of Yahoo reaching a settlement on the class action lawsuit created for these events…. Read more »

Amazon Phishing Scam in Progress

as published 09/24/2019 by KnowBe4.com Scam of the Week: Amazon Phishing Scam in Progress The bad guys are targeting Amazon customers and tricking them into giving up their account login details, personal information, and even their financial information. They’re sending phishing emails that tell you to update your account information within twenty-four hours or your… Read more »

Beware of Calendar Scams

presented by knowbe4.com 9-10-2019 Alert Your Users About Calendar Scams and What to Do About Them We’ve noted this particular scam before, but it’s continued to make a pest of itself, and so we bring it to your attention again. Scammers are abusing Google Calendar invites to send out unsolicited, spammy events, according to Rob… Read more »

Windows 7 End of Life (updated 2019-07-18)

On January  2020 Windows 7 goes end of life. That means that Microsoft will quit fixing security holes and vulnerabilities in Windows 7.   Windows 7 PCs won’t stop working.  But hackers go crazy for this.  Because any new way that is found to hack into these PCs won’t ever be fixed.  They share this… Read more »

Attorney General Hill Warns of Tech Support Scams Aimed at Hoosiers Using Personal Computers

INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Curtis Hill is warning Hoosiers to beware of deceptive pop-up alerts on their computers claiming that their devices are infected with viruses and could be vulnerable to hackers. Individuals are being targeted through pop-up messages designed to resemble security alerts from legitimate computer manufacturers or other technology companies. The pop-up alerts… Read more »

When Storms Roll Through, So Do Scammers

Seasonal storms are hitting Indiana hard. Many communities have experienced flooding, severe thunderstorms and even tornadoes in recent days, likely causing damage to homes and property. When storms roll through, scammers are not far behind. If your home or property has been damaged, beware of bogus home improvement contractors who may be looking to prey… Read more »

Charitable Giving Not Immune to Scammers

Following the devastating and deadly earthquake in Nepal, many people and organizations have stepped up to help victims by donating both time and money. This response is tremendous, however it’s important to remember that even charitable giving is not immune to scammers. Criminals often prey on emotions in attempt to scam people out of their… Read more »

Common Tax Season Scams

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to avoid being affected by a scam. The listing includes a variety of common scams taxpayers can encounter any time during the year. The most common types are highlighted below. Identity theft… Read more »

RISK Alert – Phishing for Member Information – Automated Call and Text Scam

There has been an increase in reports from banks and credit unions around the U.S. whose customers are receiving automated calls and text messages asking them to enter personal information over the phone. Known as “phishing”, these calls are a fraudulent attempt to steal member’s debit and credit card information. Members should immediately hang up… Read more »

Scam Alert to Credit Union Members – Scammers use missing Malaysia Airlines plane news as online bait

CSO Magazine * provides news, analysis and research on a broad range of security and risk management topics and recently reported a scam taking place using the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. The following article was published by CSO on March 19, 2014: “CSO is warning people searching for news about the missing Malaysia Airlines plane… Read more »