Category Archives: Security Alerts

Fraudulent Visa® Calls on the Rise

In recent weeks, some of our customers have been calling with information on a Visa phone scam. These calls are generally automated, the recording claiming to be from Visa. The recording will claim that your Visa card (or card number) has been compromised. It will then prompt you to enter your card number and/or pin number. Read more »

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Free Security Tools

Special thanks to Matt Lidestri, manager of Security and Internet Products for COCC, a Connecticut-based firm specializing in outsourced information technology and support, for providing this valuable information for our customers. There is a wealth of security solutions available, many of them free of charge to consumers. That’s a good thing for everyone, since secure Read more »

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Tip: Dealing with Cyberbullies

According to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), “bullies are taking advantage of technology to intimidate and harass their victims.” To find out more, including what steps you can take to protect yourself and your children, visit the US-Cert Web site.

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Beware of “phishing e-mails”

We want to caution customers to be on alert for potentially targeted “phishing e-mails” resulting from a recent security breach that captured the names and e-mail addresses collected by more than 35 national retailers and financial institutions.

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