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The Form W-2 Scam: When it’s OK to Say No to your Boss Posted on Feb 23

The Form W-2 Scam: When it’s OK to Say No to your Boss

Tax season is here. Unfortunately, this also means tax season scams are here and we’ve got the proof. Our office has received several data security breach notifications since the start of 2017 from companies that have fallen victim to the Form W-2 scam.   How does this   …Continue Reading The Form W-2 Scam: When it’s OK to Say No to your Boss

Need help with your Facebook account? Don’t call customer service! Posted on Feb 2

  When you purchase something and it doesn’t work as expected or you paid a bill but it hasn’t cleared, a phone call to customer service is often the key to achieving a positive resolution. However, when a company doesn’t have a customer service department   …Continue Reading Need help with your Facebook account? Don’t call customer service!

Scammers Are Phishing For Lawyers Posted on Jan 30

  The Board of Bar Overseers (BBO), the administrative body responsible for conducting investigations into complaints filed against lawyers, recently sent notice alerting Bar members of two e-mail scams that have been targeting attorneys. One of the scams affects real estate closings. According to the   …Continue Reading Scammers Are Phishing For Lawyers

Data Privacy Series: Spoofing Posted on Nov 18

Data Privacy Series: Spoofing   What is Spoofing? Spoofing is a general term for tricking or deceiving. In the context of consumer data privacy, spoofing usually refers to email or caller ID spoofing. Spoofing is closely related to phishing and is sometimes used synonymously. How   …Continue Reading Data Privacy Series: Spoofing