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Dear Adoption Scammer: What I Wish You Knew About Prospective Adoptive Parents

Alana Rosenstein | Posted 02.29.2016 | Parents
Alana Rosenstein

I hope that you will stop and think about the impact of your actions. I hope that you will use your resourcefulness, your creativity and your talents to find positive ways to get the support and attention that you crave.

Keanu Reeves two Intruders in two Days

Robert Siciliano | Posted 12.30.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Keanu Reeves recently had a home intruder: a woman. It was 4:00 am when she got into his home and plopped in a chair. The 40-something nut-job told the movie star she was there to meet with him. He nonchalantly called 911. Police took the woman into custody.

Beware of the Lottery Scam

Robert Siciliano | Posted 10.19.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

There's one born every minute. Many scammers use the names of valid lottery organizations, but this doesn't mean the legit entities are involved. The latest con is to tell someone they won a Powerball jackpot while planning on stealing their identity.

Beware of Flight MH17 Facebook Scams

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.22.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

How low can scammers go? The latest is phony Facebook profiles that use identities of deceased victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 -- claiming th...

How to Prevent Summertime Scams

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.18.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Summertime is here -- and that means sunshine and vacations. Most people love summertime, including scammers! Hackers can use this time to take advantage while we are planning vacations or on vacation or just enjoying fun in the sun. Here are some key scams to watch out for this summer.

Data Breaches: How To Protect Your Business From Internal Threats

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.20.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

The biggest threat to your data may not come from external hackers. Find out how to guard against intentional or accidental internal cyber breaches. ...

10 Ways You May Get Hacked This Summer

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Start your summer off securely by avoiding becoming a victim of hackers.

10 Ways to Help Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

No one wants to be a victim of identity theft (at least not that I’m aware of). But even though we may say this, our actions don’t always indicate...

Change Your Password on World Password Day

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.10.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Passwords with less than eight characters are the easiest to crack, especially if they include a proper noun or a word that's in a dictionary. Hackers especially love passwords of all one character. Lose the "ilovedogs" password please.

Malware at all time High

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.08.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Malware is everywhere and isn’t about to disappear. The latest PandaLabs report says that last year alone, of all the malware that ever existed, cyb...

10 Simple Ways Identity Thieves Steal Your Credit Card

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.07.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

There are 10 basic ways a crook can easily rob your identity by getting at your credit card or open a new credit card in your name, but there are also ways you can prevent this from occurring.

15 Tips to Prepare for Big and Small Security Threats

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.06.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Businesses that focus on the big security breach may very well be missing the smaller threats that can do serious damage. A human can easily kill a g...

Healthcare Data under Attack

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.06.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Crooks want your health information. Why? It’s called medical identity theft, and it’s not going away too soon. In fact, the ACA (Affordable Car...

13 Ways Protect Your Credit Cards From Fraud

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.02.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Here are a number of ways you can protect your credit cards from fraud. 1. Keep a sharp eye on your credit card accounts. Read through the purchase...

10 Unbelievable Identity Theft Cases

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Here’s a countdown to the most incredible identity theft cases recorded, compiled by Dr. Gerald BarnesGerald Barnbaum lost his pharma...

Beef up Your Firm's Physical Security

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.28.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Poor security can literally ruin your company - just ask the former Bitcoin giant MtGox. Handling around 70 per cent of the world's Bitcoin trades ...

Healthcare Records vulnerable to Criminals

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Just about every kind of healthcare related entity—hospitals, rehab centers, pharma companies, insurance carriers and more—have been and continue ...

What is a Denial-of-Service Attack?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.30.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

You may have heard news reports about popular websites such as CNN, Amazon and Yahoo! being taken down by a DoS attack, but have you ever wondered wha...

ID Theft, Medicare Fraud Prevention in People Over 45

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.19.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

People over 45 attract identity thieves because often the 45-plus crowd is more trusting, and have more wealth and disposable income built up.

7 Ways to Tell if It's a Fake

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.16.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Unfortunately in today's world, scammers are coming at us from all angles to try and trick us to get us to part with our hard earned money. We all need to be vigilant in protecting ourselves online.

IRS announces a 66% Increase in Tax Identity Theft Investigations

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.12.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Tax related identity theft is reaching nightmarish and epidemic proportions. Heed the following to minimize your risk. File taxes early. ‘Tis the...

Kim Kardashian's Identity Theft Case cracked

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.05.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Never underestimate the brains of a young guy who still lives with his mother—at least not the case of 19-year-old Luis Flores, Jr., who was smart e...

Scammers Use Craigslist to steal identities

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.23.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

I have a growing family. Camping is on my list of family events. The wife isn’t crazy about tents. So I went on Craigslist looking for a second hand...

FTC: Tech Support Scams are baaaaack!

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.07.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

They’re back, and they’re scarier than fangy blood sucking ghosts: tech support scammers. They want to suck you dry of your last penny. A tec...

Grant Scams Abound -- But There Are Billions Available From The Federal Government for Technical Research and Development

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Yes, there are federal grants available to for-profit companies. But they are mostly limited to technical research and knowing which federal agencies need what you have to offer.