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Job-seekers: Beware of online employment scams

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Scammers are taking advantage of job applicants by sending fictitious job offers in the name of several major companies. But beware: It’s a hoax designed to get your personal information.

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Beware of COVID-19 cyber scams and fraud

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Scammers love to exploit fear, and there’s plenty of that around right now with the COVID-19 threat. The most recent round of fake emails play off pandemic fears and promote false information. Federal agencies are encouraging individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to COVID-19.

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Holiday shopping? Tips for the store or online

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Shoppers are poised to spread their time and money across both online and physical stores this holiday season, according to a survey conducted for the National Retail Federation. As you grab your mouse or head out to join the crowd, here are some tips to protect yourself and your identity.

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Preserve records to protect wine values

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Once your wine collection is properly stored, perhaps in a well-constructed custom wine cellar, and your systems are appropriately backed up, are you and your wines safe? Maybe not. What is the state of your records?

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Protect your privacy on the ‘internet of things’

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A man stops at the grocery store after work for a frozen pizza. As he gets back in his car, he uses his phone to tell his oven to start preheating. The man sits down to eat and realizes he is out of napkins. He tells his smart speaker to order some and grabs a paper towel instead. This man is using a collection of connected devices seemingly to make his life more convenient. This concept is called the “internet of things.”

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