Category Archives: Scam Alert

Tips for donors to avoid scam calls, crowdfunding sites

Hurricane season officially kicks off June 1, which means hurricanes, tornados, fires, and other natural disasters will be in the news. While it’s heartbreaking to see people lose their homes and businesses, it’s more appalling when scammers exploit such tragedies to appeal to your sense of generosity. The FTC shared some tips for making sure… Continue Reading

‘Jailbroken’ streaming devices and apps are Trojan Horses for malware

‘Jailbroken’ streaming devices and apps are Trojan Horses for malware

The latest entertainment scams are just like Trojan Horses—you invite them into your home thinking they’re something awesome, but they actually mean you harm. Back in the old days (in 2017), you “just” had to worry about downloading pirated content you found on the internet because it could contain malware. Now, scammers are selling devices… Continue Reading

Personalized email scams on the rise

Personalized email scams on the rise

Gone are the days when we only needed to be wary of generic emails from unknown senders. As consumers and employees get cyber-savvy, criminals up their game by adding a personal touch to email and phone scams. Scammers are now doing more background research, getting to know more about email addresses, and working to establish… Continue Reading

Cyber security hint: Make passwords strong

Cyber security hint: Make passwords strong

In honor of National Consumer Protection Week, BendBroadband is sharing blogs about phishing scams and this one below which reminds consumers to make your passwords strong and tough to crack. The tips below were adapted from the Dept. of Homeland Security’s Online Privacy Tip Card: Make your passwords/passphrases strong You can increase the strength of… Continue Reading

Online gaming: A possible security risk

If you, or someone in your family, enjoy the super-popular online games be warned: there are real-life security risks at play in online gaming. Take Fornite — three recently discovered security bugs would have allowed hackers to access account and payment information, and also listen to chats. Even more scary? All it would have taken… Continue Reading