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 •  November 16

Why wait for Black Friday — or Cyber Monday — to shop? After all, holiday shopping deals are all over the place already. But if you think you're too smart to get caught by a scammer, well, think again. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press Cyber Monday is officially the Monday after Thanksgiving. But many holiday shoppers hunt for deals via their...

Detroit Free Press

 •  October 18

Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press So among other cyber security worries, now we're all wondering how the stolen Equifax data — which includes Social Security numbers — might drive up tax refund fraud. But IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday that he's doubtful that the Equifax breach will make a noticeable difference in tax-related ID scams....

Detroit Free Press

 •  August 13

Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press Many of us aren't even thinking about income taxes as we're inching closer to Labor Day. But the con artists know the time is right to hit the tax pros, who will soon be running into their own crunch time. What's troubling is that the crooks are so good that some tax professionals might not recognize that they're...

Detroit Free Press

 •  July 15

Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press Quite honestly, many of us can only wonder how anyone falls for some incredibly old tricks in the hacking book. Like, really, who sits down at work and opens an attachment connected to a vague request in an e-mail without first questioning whether the sender is legitimate? Who would quickly send off batches of W-2...

Detroit Free Press

 •  July 13

A data breach at the Detroit Medical Center that might affect 1,529 patients was the result of a contract employee turning over information to an unauthorized third party, officials said today. Since becoming aware of the breach, DMC said the hospital administration has reviewed all electronic health records to which the agency employee had access....