Internet Safety Archives

These blogs include free resources and tips on internet safety for you and/or your business.

Social Security Number Really Suspended - Searchbug
Jul
11

Is Your Social Security Number Really Suspended?

Have you gotten a call with a recorded message, or maybe from an actual person, that claims your social security number is going to be suspended? The caller may even threaten to issue an arrest warrant. They’ll usually give you a number to call in order to correct the problem. If you call, they’ll ask […]

Jul
15

Personal Information of Millions of American Voters’ Recently At Risk

In the month of June, over 198 million Americans who registered to vote in the elections in 2016 have recently had their personal information exposed while being stored online. This was due to a political data contractor called Deep Root Analytics that was associated with and employed by the Republican National Committee. Deep Root Analytics […]

Feb
24

Here’s why you shouldn’t put your baby photos online

With all the changes to privacy policies all around the web, it’s difficult to keep up. I mean, how many of us actually read, let alone understand, all of the legal language built into terms of use. Some sites like Searchbug try and keep it simple with plain English (we actually want people to read […]

Nov
19

Internet Search Engines and Our Privacy

Privacy is important to all of us. It’s understandable that we don’t want our personal information available to anyone and everyone. With more and more of our lives being spent online we can’t help but wonder how private our lives really are. Should we be worried about our privacy as we search the web? Let’s […]

Sep
26

Cybercrime: Don’t Be a Victim

Modern technology has brought about a whole new realm of crime. There are crimes being committed using cell phones, computers, or any other type of mobile device using a network. These crimes are labeled as “cybercrimes.” This is an area of illegal activity that is growing rapidly. Not only do tech savvy criminals take advantage […]

Aug
29

Tips & Advice on How to avoid eBay fraud

Are you considering buying something on eBay but afraid of getting ripped off? Well, you’re not alone. There are millions of eBay users and the scammers and fraudsters abound. This simple video created by iwantcollectibles.com includes great tips and advice for beginner eBay buyers. Warnings include how and what to look for when choosing a […]