To better inform, educate and protect our residents, we are offering this section of our website to help address a likely a lack of understanding of how the scammers do their business.
We are providing various articles that we think might be of interest to the Dennis Township communities and citizens. There is a monthly online newsletter called the SANS OUCH newsletter. It’s very basic information with a new topic every month. Here is the website for the past newsletters: https://www.sans.org/security-awareness-training/ouch-newsletter. You can also get to this page from the “Online Scams & Security” link at the menu at the top of all pages on this website.
If you would like to make a complaint about cyber crime, please go to: https://www.ic3.gov/
Cyber criminals continue to come up with new and creative ways to fool people. A new type of scam is gaining popularity— personalized scams. Cyber criminals find or purchase information about millions of people, then use that information to personalize their attacks. Below we show you how these scams work and walk you through a common example. The more you know about these scams, the easier it is for you to spot and stop them.
The holiday season is nearing for many of us and soon millions of people will be looking to buy the perfect gifts. Many of us will shop online in search of great deals and to avoid noisy crowds. Unfortunately, cyber criminals will be active as well, creating fake shopping websites and using other tactics to scam people. In this newsletter, we explain how you can shop online safely and avoid becoming a victim.
Many cyber criminals use the phone to trick their victims. There are fewer security technologies that monitor phone calls and can detect and stop an attack and it is much easier for bad guys to convey emotion over the phone, which makes it more likely they can trick their victims. Let’s learn how to spot and stop these attacks!
One of the most common ways cyber attackers attempt to trick or fool people is by scamming you in email attacks or try to trick you with phone calls. However, as technology continues to advance bad guys are always trying new methods including tricking you with messaging technologies such as text messaging.
Many of us have received phishing email. These emails look legitimate, such as from your bank, your boss, or your favorite online store, but are really an attack. Learn some of the warning signs that you might be a target.