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5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of
5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of

Posted: 5/6/2015

Small to medium-sized businesses, churches, and nonprofit businesses have been hit hard by unscrupulous scammers perpetrating various scams. Some common schemes that affect small businesses are office supply scams, domain registration plots, fake check tricks, charity cons, and directory listing scams. Business Consumer Alliance urges businesses and their employees to be on the lookout for scams and offers some identifying warning signs that can help you avoid them....Read more

Tags: scams, business tips, consumer tips

California Companies Warned of Recent Cyber Attack

Posted: 5/14/2018

California Companies Warned of Recent Cyber Attack

A cyber attack that occurred on March 13, 2018, between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. is believed to have infected more than two thousand computers and electronic devices. The threat prompted California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, and the Department of Justice, to issue an alert and contact several California companies, asking that they warn their customers that they may be affected....Read more

Tags: malware, security breach

Security Tips for Choosing a Web Hosting Company

Posted: 3/9/2018

Security Tips for Choosing a Web Hosting Company

For many small and home-based businesses, having a web presence is important. One significant concern is security. Many companies choose web hosting firms to set up their website and email systems. When businesses are vetting companies to perform these technical tasks, there are some important factors to consider....Read more

Tags: website hosting, security breach, tips

VTech Hack Exposes Information of Over 6 Million Children

Posted: 12/11/2015

VTech Hack Exposes Information of Over 6 Million Children

VTech, a global supplier of kids technology, has been added to the rash of businesses that have undergone security breaches recently. These breaches have become almost commonplace and new hacks are being announced at alarming rates. With so much of our information online, it appears the difficulty in keeping that information secure has become a daunting task. The recent VTech breach reminds us to be mindful of the information we put out there, not only about ourselves, but about our children....Read more

Tags: VTech, data breach, identity theft, security breach

IRS Application Hacked: Thousands of Taxpayers' Information Exposed

Posted: 5/27/2015

IRS Application Hacked: Thousands of Taxpayers' Information Exposed

Thieves accessed the personal information of approximately 100,000 tax accounts through the IRS's 'Get Transcript' application. The IRS announced on Tuesday that criminals used stolen Social Security numbers and other personal data to gain access to accounts. BCA shares information about the breach and offers tips to consumers....Read more

Tags: scams, security breach, id theft protection

Hackers use Starbucks app to steal money

Posted: 5/14/2015

Hackers use Starbucks app to steal money

Starbucks confirmed Wednesday that some customers had funds withdrawn from the credit cards linked to the Starbucks app without their knowledge. BCA explains how hackers are gaining access to your account and offers prevention tips....Read more

Tags: scams, mobile apps, security breach

Target Agrees To $10 Million Settlement. Victims Could Get Up To $10,000

Posted: 3/19/2015

Target Agrees To $10 Million Settlement. Victims Could Get Up To $10,000

On Wednesday, according to court documents filed in Minnesota, Target proposed a $10 million settlement to the class-action lawsuit that followed a massive data breach to the retailer in 2013. Victims will be eligible for up to $10,000 in compensation. Under the proposal, Target will deposit the settlement amount into an interest bearing escrow account to pay individual victims....Read more

Tags: security breach, settlement, class action

Snapchat videos and images of teenagers leaked online

Posted: 10/13/2014

Snapchat videos and images of teenagers leaked online

Videos and pictures of as many as 200,000 teenagers who use the Snapchat service may have been leaked online. BCA has these tips on what to do....Read more

Tags: security breach, Snapchat, mobile apps, consumer tips

Complimentary Identity Protection to Select Albertson's Customers

Posted: 10/7/2014

Complimentary Identity Protection to Select Albertson's Customers

In the wake of a data breach, Albertson's announced they will provide one year of complimentary identity protection to affected customers. If you're a customer, read on to find out the details....Read more

Tags: security breach, identity theft

How To Place A Credit Freeze

Posted: 10/6/2014

How To Place A Credit Freeze

Identity theft, security breaches, and unauthorized credit inquiries are just a few reasons you may need to consider placing a credit freeze on your credit report. A credit freeze, also called a security freeze, allows you to control access to your credit report. Read our guide on how to place a credit freeze to protect your credit....Read more

Tags: identity theft, consumer tips, credit reports, security breach, credit freeze, How To Guide