The 2016 Tax Scam Season And What To Do About It

Introduction The 2016 tax season is just around the corner and schemers, criminals and cyber-thieves are already preparing to lift your hard-earned dollars from your pocket. Every year, thieves steal billions by filing false returns and duping trusting people into sending thousands of dollars to settle bogus “IRS” tax claims. Criminals can create an IRS […]

5 Staggering Facts You Should Know

I recently came across an article on the Canadian Government website called “Phishing: How many take the bait?” Here’s some startling facts about this very lucrative crime: 1. 156 million Phishing emails are sent daily by cyber-criminals 2. About 16 million make it through ordinary SPAM filters 3. Of the 16 million that make it through, […]

How To Tell If An Email Is Bogus

Last week as I was having my morning tea before going to work, I received an email on my smartphone from the “E-ZPass Customer Service Center” informing me that I have not paid an outstanding invoice. The email went on to say that I apparently drove on a toll road and did not pay the […]