This week, the Senate Special Committee on Aging held an important hearing on the recent scourge of phone fraud schemes, which target U.S. seniors. Jamaica is committed to ending these attacks, and we believe that these tough new measures will help in this fight.
Many people file their income tax returns as early in the year as possible. Some are eager to claim their tax refund right away, while others are trying not to procrastinate. Let me add another good reason to file your taxes right away: tax refund identity fraud.
In Las Vegas this weekend, a different kind of Olympics is unfolding, with athletes testing their skills, determination and courage in digital contests at DEFCON, one of the oldest and most important hacker conventions in the world.
Their names may sound funny but their financial consequences are not: "Phishing," "smishing" and "vishing" are just a few of the ways criminals can gain access to your financial or personal information via your computer or smartphone.
Hacking is a continuously evolving epidemic that is often perceived as a battle between evil and good forces. I am not overwhelmed by the proposals that I have seen because they treat the symptoms without paying attention to the infection itself.