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Handy resources for avoiding fraud

Thanks to Caroline Hampton of openeducators.org, I have a list of resources to help when dealing with fraud. In today‚Äôs climate fraudulent behavior seems to be the norm from the bullying neighbor to the corrupting scammer. I think these links … continue reading

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How to prove you have been a victim of identity theft

Identity theft is stealing money and today you need to think of money as data either on paper or in cyberspace. Keep all documents and collect the paper trails in the real world and in the cyber world. Get and … continue reading

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Cybercriminals don’t need technical skills just a criminal mind

Hurray for the Spanish security authorities! They captured the Mariposa botnet operators. The Mariposa botnet networked through nearly 13 million computers across 190 countries. It compromised systems from across several Fortune 1000 companies and 40 financial institutions. At the time … continue reading

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Education and awareness are major tools to protect against cyber crime

From January to December of 2008, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) website received 275,284 complaint submissions. This is a 33% increase compared to 2007. These complaints were composed of many different fraud types such as auction fraud, non-delivery, and … continue reading

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