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IRS Imposter Scams

Here’s how they work:
You get a call from someone who says she’s from the IRS. She says that you owe back taxes. She threatens to sue you, arrest or deport you, or revoke your license if you don’t pay right away. Read more

Tips for Safe Online Gaming

June isn’t just the beginning of summer-it’s also Internet Safety Month! So, with the end of the school year fast approaching, we thought we’d share some great safety tips from NetSmartz.org on Gaming. Read more

Beware of Scammers!

We seem to hear more and more stories about scams…sad, but true. The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. We went to their website to see the latest Scam Alerts. Here is a snippet of what we found: Read more

Parents and Social Media

A report recently published by Pew Research Center, shows that social media networks have become vital channels for Americans’ daily interactions. Users rely on these platforms to keep in touch with family and friends, gather information and share what is important to them. This report explores how parents – 75% of whom use social media – turn to social media for parenting-related information and social support. Read more

Americans and the Internet

As a part of its ongoing series commemorating the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, Pew Research Center’s Internet Project recently released several reports about the internet. Read more

5 Things Teens Should Do During National Cybersecurity Month

October is National Cybersecurity Month. This is a great time to encourage teens to take steps to better protect themselves and their devices. NetSmart.org provides a list of 5 things they should do to start: Read more

September is National Preparedness Month

Ready.gov has put together several resources to help be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster, such as: Read more

June is Internet Safety Month!

The Internet has drastically changed the way that children interact with the world. They have access to in-depth knowledge, tools to express their creativity, and people from all over the world. Read more

Get Nutritional Info from Google Search

Google is adding some new options to their widely used Internet search service that should be of interest to the health conscious. “Starting today you will be able to quickly and easily find extensive nutrition information for over 1,000 Read more

Preventing Online Identity Theft

It’s one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. The theft of your identity and the proliferation of smartphones and tablets like the iPad are only making it worse. Thieves steal identities for a variety of reasons. The most common is for Read more