Tag: Online Safety

Three New Impostor Scams of 2018

You’ve probably heard of fraudulent emails claiming to be a government agency or phone calls requesting that cash is sent under the pretense of a loved one in trouble. What do these cons have in common? They are referred to as “impostor scams.” Although they come in countless varieties, these scammers try to impersonate someone Read More…

How to Teach Children to Use the Internet Safely

The internet is an important part of our everyday life. No matter who you are, it’s likely that you use the internet every day — whether you use it for work, play, or both. Over half the world’s population has internet access. That’s a whopping 4.1 billion people worldwide. The internet is an easy, simple Read More…

Is Your Social Media Spying on You? How to Protect Yourself (and Still Find People)

Facebook’s invasion of privacy is unfolding to the knowledge of the public. People are starting to realize how their information and lives have been exploited for financial gain and dishonesty. Social media platforms and applications are seamlessly connected and are storing all of the information on your smartphone. That makes it easier than ever to Read More…

Reasons You Should Check What’s on Your Public Record

Have you ever considered checking what you can find about yourself on public record? People can find out plenty of information about you just by looking at your public record, and it’s a good idea to check on it so you can know what people can find. Here are some great reasons why you should Read More…

A Beginner’s Guide To Finding People Online

Finding someone online can seem like an impossible task. After all, there are literally billions of people who use the Internet each day, and there are definitely at least a couple of other people out there who have that name. There may even be people in the same city with that name! How do you Read More…

Don’t Become Catfish Bait- Be Informed!

Now that the holidays are over it’s time to find that special someone just in time for Valentine’s Day. Though online dating can be fun, exciting, and convenient, there is always a risk of running into a Catfish– someone who uses a false online persona to catch you. According to TheNextWeb.com there are up to Read More…

Celebrate Safer Internet Day

The internet has managed to permeate every aspect of our lives and that presence can be quite awe-inspiring. But it can also be quite dangerous. With the insurgence of smart phones, the World Wide Web is in everyone’s pocket. Connecting with loved ones has never been easier with email, social media, and video calling. The Read More…

How To Create A Secure Password For Your PeopleFinders Account

We’ve all received emails and seen Facebook posts that came from a friend’s account, but were obviously sent by spammers. Password hijacking and identity theft are among the most common crimes these days Criminals use several dirty tricks to steal your identity, and one of their favorites is to decipher passwords. Then they can log Read More…

Cyber Security Awareness Month – Are You Surfing Safely?

How much time do you spend online? If you’re like most people, then part of every day is spent shopping, networking and surfing the Web. It’s just so convenient. You can do most anything you want online these days. But there are some dangers every surfer should be aware of. October is Cyber Security Month, Read More…

What You Should Know Before Dealing With Strangers Online

Have you ever responded to an ad on a public forum website? Most of us have made a purchase, unloaded unwanted merchandise or contacted someone at least once after reading a post online. It’s a wonderful system. People can make transactions with eager buyers or sellers in any city. Individuals offering jobs or looking for Read More…