Scams & Phishing

Protect Yourself From Scams

March 2017 Newsletter Scams target people of all backgrounds, ages and income levels—anyone can be a victim of a scam. In this article, we cover some common scams and ways to prevent them from happening to you.   Identity Theft Throughout the years, this has been one of the most popular and reported scams. Victims …

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Don't Become a Victim

April 2017 Newsletter A world full of opportunities is bound to present a few bad apples from time to time. Scams are plentiful, and while they vary in nature, they share many warning signs. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) lists the most popular scams on their website, some of which are listed below:   Debt …

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Guard Against Scams and Fraud

March 2019 Newsletter From health care scams to shady business practices, there are a host of problems to watch out for, and ways to protect yourself. Here are some common scams and tips to protect yourself.   Phishing: Phishing involves casting a wide net of emails trying to obtain personal data, credit card info or …

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Microsoft Phone Scam

Arvig customers often call our Help Desk about a call they received, allegedly, from Microsoft. The scammer poses as a “security expert” calling to say that your computer has been infected and they can help you. Some will offer to fix your PC if you give them remote access to your computer. Others will ask …

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Watch Out For Door-to-Door Scams

October 2019 Newsletter Remember the duck test? “If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.” The old saying is mostly true, but sometimes the ducks are actually weasels in disguise. In recent months, Arvig has received multiple reports of people unaffiliated with …

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Phishing, Vishing, Smishing - Where does it end?

December 2019 Newsletter Scammers and cybercriminals don’t quit. They’re constantly coming up with new, more sophisticated ways to steal your money, credentials, identity or sensitive information. Here’s what you need to know.   You’ve probably heard of phishing—using email to pose as a reputable company to extract personal information. But did you ever think the …

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15 Ways to Protect Your Business from a Cyber Attack

Businesses need to be prepared to fend off threats to their IT networks. New, more advanced methods of cybercrime are emerging all the time. Even with so many threats to your crucial data and information, a safer, more secure network is within reach of any business. In this infographic, you’ll find: + Practical measures you …

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7 Tips to Avoid Getting Fooled by Email Scams

Beware of strange senders and outrageous offers in your inbox Every day, 156 million phishing emails are sent to inboxes just like yours, and scams are getting harder to distinguish from the real thing. So, how do you make sure you aren’t one of the many to fall victim to an email scam? Here are …

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Avoid Online Fraud

A new year brings new scams to watch out for Our family wanted to make a last-minute holiday booking at a resort, and, finding no openings through traditional means, checked Craigslist. We were nearly ready to fork over payment info when a little digging revealed the property listing was a complete scam. Even though you …

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Door-To-Door Scams Are No Joke

There's nothing out of the ordinary about door-to-door sales. Unfortunately, scammers take advantage of legitimate sales opportunities to scam unknowing people. There are reasons to be cautious about unannounced visitors. This infographic explains common door-to-door scams and offers ways to protect yourself and your property. DOWNLOAD PDF

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