12 Fraud Awareness Tips to Protect Yourself Online

12 Fraud Awareness Tips to Protect Yourself Online

With the holiday season approaching, this year is set to break records for the number of purchases made online. In addition to all of the gifts to be bought, parties to be booked, and special little “I deserve it” purchases, there may be a few surprises lurking in dark corners.

Sadly, when it comes to dark corners of the Internet, they aren’t all dark and they aren’t all in corners. Information crime including the theft of credit cards and even identity are also on the rise despite the best efforts of Internet providers and search engines to identify and block them.

The end of November is a very significant time for online shopping. It includes:

  • Black Friday
  • Cyber Monday
  • Online holiday gift shopping
  • International Fraud Awareness Week

In consideration of this very busy time, I have created a simple website http://www.DealsForTech.com to help educate people on Fraud Awareness.

This website was created in under 20 hours using free website software and an eCommerce add-on (WordPress, premade theme, and WooCommerce). I encourage you to try out the website. Select an item or two of interest, proceed to the checkout, and be educated as to how easy this is. Don’t worry, it won’t ask you for payment information and won’t cost you anything.

Here are some tips to help you make safer online shopping choices:

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Apple’s New Patent Allows Users to Track People in Real Time

Apple’s New Patent Allows Users to Track People in Real Time

Imagine being able to track people wherever they go, being able to see each and every turn another person makes in real time. Sounds fun? (or maybe creepy?) Apple users will soon have easy access to this technology. The company recently registered a patent for the tech called “Sharing location information among devices” at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things

If you’re a complete newbie to the world of technology, you might find yourself scratching your head when you hear about “The Internet of Things.” In this post, I’ll shed a little light on this modern phenomenon that’s all about increasing interconnectivity in virtually all aspects of our day-to-day living.

First of all, what is the Internet of Things?

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Keeping Trolls Away With Twitter’s New Quality Filter

Keeping Trolls Away With Twitter’s New Quality Filter

The Internet is undoubtedly one of the most pivotal innovations of the 21st century. It has changed so much about every aspect of human lives and its impact is probably most evident in how people communicate. Nowadays, communication and the spread of ideas is not just quick, it’s instantaneous, particularly when we’re using social media platforms like Twitter.

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Fingerprint theft: Should we be concerned?

Fingerprint theft: Should we be concerned?

Before touch identification-based security was introduced, most of our smartphones required only a passcode or a pattern to unlock. Now, after Apple introduced its Touch ID system, it seems more and more smartphone companies are integrating fingerprint-scanning technology to their models.

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Beware of frauds on your friends lists

Beware of frauds on your friends lists

Billions of people are on social media these days. For those with bad intentions, that’s a worldwide pool of potential prey for them to victimize. We’ve all come across a “fake” account at one point in our lives. Though most of these are created by people who simply have too much time on their hands, other fraudulent accounts are created to serve far more malicious purposes.

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