Text Phishing

2023-01-09T14:39:31+00:00January 12, 2023|Blog|

By Megan Farnam These days scammers have advanced from the boring outdated email phishing to the young, hip, contemporary text message phishing. “Congrats! You have won the monthly giveaway! Click here to claim your prize” “We are attempting to deliver your packages and are unable to locate your address. [...]

The importance of freezing your child’s credit and your own

2022-11-14T14:59:20+00:00November 14, 2022|Blog|

Identity theft is on the rise. According to the FTC, millions of Americans filed fraud reports last year. In 2021, people filed a total of 5.7 million reports. In addition to identity theft reports and complaints about businesses, 2.8 million of those reports were about fraud. Consumers reported losing [...]

How many cases of sextortion are there within a year? How can I avoid it?

2021-08-17T15:09:32+00:00September 6, 2022|Blog|

What is Sextortion? Sextortion is a form of sexual exploitation. It is basically blackmailing someone with the threat to expose sexual images in order to make a person do something. FBI.gov explains that, “Sextortion begins when a predator reaches out to a young person over a game, app, or social [...]

Your Role in Combating Internet Crimes Against Children

2022-08-16T12:02:49+00:00August 16, 2022|Blog|

Recently, Savvy Cyber Kids had the opportunity to host a booth at the Crimes Against Children Conference, where I attended several sessions organized by the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center. There were over 5,600 law enforcement officers and child care advocates that specialize in Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) in attendance. [...]

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