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Coronavirus checks: flattening the scam curve

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There’s a lot to worry about when it comes to the Coronavirus crisis, including the new ways scammers are using the economic impact payments (so-called “stimulus checks”) to trick people. To keep ahead of scammers who are trying to cash in on those payments, read on.
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| Categories: Cybersecurity | Tags: Karen Hobbs | View Count: (4)
From 1 through 29 February 2020, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 18 additional cases of MERS-CoV infection, including five associated deaths. The cases were reported from Riyadh (seven cases), Hafer Albatin (two cases), Najran (two cases), Eastern (two cases), Aljouf (one case), Makkah (one case), Hail (one case), Taif (one case) and Jeddah (one case) regions. Among reported cases of MERS-CoV infection, majority (16 cases) were male, and only two cases were female. The age ...
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| Categories: Crisis Management and COVID-19 | Tags: | View Count: (4)
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Avoiding SSA scams during COVID-19

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While some of you are home, practicing social distancing and frequent hand washing to avoid the Coronavirus, remember that scammers are still busy trying to take advantage of people. Some scammers are pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and trying to get your Social Security number or your money.
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| Categories: Cybersecurity | Tags: Jim Kreidler | View Count: (5)
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Avoid scams while finding help during quarantine

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Older adults may be hard hit by the coronavirus – and scammers prey on that. If you or someone you know must stay at home and needs help with errands, you’ll want to know about this latest scam.
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| Categories: Cybersecurity | Tags: Lois Greisman, FTC, Elder Justice Coordinator | View Count: (5)
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A Snapshot of ONC’s Global Health IT Efforts

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On today’s World Health Day, I’d like to give you an inside look at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) global health IT work. Advancing digital health (or e-health) is gaining worldwide momentum as nations seek to leverage health IT. While each country and jurisdiction has a different approach to healthcare, global digital health advancements are becoming a common thread across the world. Collaborations with the European Union and the United Kingd...
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| Categories: Health IT | Tags: Aisha Hasan | View Count: (6)
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The FTC keeps attacking robocalls

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Have you noticed lately that you’re getting fewer robocalls? Yes, way too many calls are still coming, and we’re fully engaged on that issue. But we’re seeing some promising developments. Some recent FTC actions might just have something to do with that. Let’s review. In December 2019, the FTC filed suit against VoIP service provider Globex Telecom for helping scammers run a “reduce your credit card interest rate” con. In January, the FTC sent letters to 19 VoIP providers, warning them th...
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| Categories: Cybersecurity | Tags: Lois Greisman | View Count: (31)
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Grandparent scams in the age of Coronavirus

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“Grandma: I’m in the hospital, sick, please wire money right away.” “Grandpa: I’m stuck overseas, please send money.” Grandparent scams can take a new twist – and a new sense of urgency – in these days of Coronavirus. Here’s what to keep in mind.
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| Categories: Cybersecurity | Tags: Lisa Weintraub Schifferle | View Count: (11)
If you own a small business or work for one, you’ve seen the headlines about financial relief that may be available to some companies through the Small Business Administration (SBA). But you’ve also heard about scammers who extract a grain of truth from the news and distort it in an effort to cheat small businesses. Now more than ever it’s critical for small businesses to go straight to the source for accurate information about what’s happening at the SBA. And that source, of course, is the ...
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| Categories: Cybersecurity | Tags: Lesley Fair | View Count: (19)
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While you’re at home, spot the scams

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Many of us are at home, trying to protect our communities from the Coronavirus. (Thanks to those who are still working outside the home. Be safe.) If you have a minute to spare, it could be a good time for a refresher on spotting some common scams. Especially now that you might be home to get all those robocalls – and especially since the scammers are doubling down on ways to scam you. With that in mind, this is the first in a series of blog posts to help you spot some common scams.
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| Categories: Cybersecurity | Tags: Cristina Miranda | View Count: (18)
Since 17 February 2020, no new cases have been reported in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While this is a positive development, there is still a high risk of re-emergence of EVD given the current challenges related to limited resources amidst other local and global emergencies, continued insecurity and population displacement in previous hotspots, and limited access to some affected communities. It is therefore critical to maintain surveil...
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| Categories: Crisis Management and COVID-19 | Tags: | View Count: (8)
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