Category Archive: Cybersecurity

Nov 10

Fake Aldi Coupon Going Around on Social Media

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Internet scammers are again. This time, posing as Aldi, a well-known grocery store, trying to get people to click on a potentially harmful link. At first glance, it looks like a legitimate coupon:   The company posted a warning on its Facebook page in response to the offer:   There are several tell-tale signs of …

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Sep 11

BBB Warning: Fake emails appear to be from BBB but contain harmful links

Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York has received several Scam Tracker reports and phone calls regarding emails claiming to be a notice of a complaint from BBB. These emails are fraudulent and are phishing scams, attempting to gain your personal information or download harmful files to your computer. These emails are being reported across …

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Sep 08

BBB advice in the wake of the Equifax cyber security incident

Equifax, Inc. this week was the target of a cyber security incident. As a result, it could impact over 143 million people in the United States. This website will show people if their information is part of the breach. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York has some suggestions if you were affected by this cyber …

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Jun 13

Text scammers are at it again! Protect yourself with BBB information

Text scammers are at it again, this time, the target is KeyBank customers in Upstate New York. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is again getting reports to our Scam Tracker about spam text messages, saying there is a problem with the user’s KeyBank account and that they need to call the number in …

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Jan 26

Protecting your credit cards

Even with credit card chip technology, protecting your credit cards from fraud is still important. Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies are warning people about skimmers on credit card machines.  Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York wants everyone to keep their cards safe when using them at retail establishments. What are skimmers? Skimmers are card readers …

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Sep 23

What you need to know about the Yahoo! email breach

Yahoo! says and email breach that included information from 500 million email accounts was stolen in 2014. According to the company, the theft may include names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, and in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. Change your Yahoo! email password if you haven’t already.  Better Business Bureau of …

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Aug 10

Disney clickbait pops up again

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Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York is getting reports again of Disney clickbait on Facebook. Scammers take advantage of well-known brand names in order to gather your personal information or access to your accounts and devices. Facebook has recently taken steps to cut back on the amount of clickbait that shows up in your …

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Jun 29

Live tweeting recap from our #cybersecurity event

Cyber security is an important part of any business. This week, Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York, Niagara County Small Business Development Center, Niagara USA Chamber, Senator Rob Ortt in partnership with Congressman Chris Collins hosted an event for local businesses. Thank you to our presenters: AT&T, Digits, LLC, law enforcement, Lawley and Lincoln …

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May 23

More fake coupons popping up

Another week means more fake coupons popping up on social media. Have you seen that Kohl’s coupon offer on Facebook?  It’s a clickbait scam. Scammers are again posing as a well-known retailer to try and get people to click on the link, possibly opening themselves up to malware. All of the tell-tale scams signs are …

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Mar 31

Another Facebook “like farming” is making the rounds; know how to spot it

Another day, another Facebook “like farming” post is making the rounds, tricking people into thinking if they share a post they will win big. Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York hears from people all the time who ask “is this real?” Sadly, it’s not. This is a common practice known as “like farming.” Like-farmers create …

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