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  • Don't let this happen to YOU! (Part 3 of 3)

    Posted in Board Brief on Aug 08, 2021


    Why are Scam Artists contacting me?

    Five years ago, the answer was more likely that you did something to expose your Personally Identifying Information (PII) or your Private Health Information (PHI).Unfortunately, with all the security breaches of some very big organizations, our information is out there.

    This does not mean you should be lax about guarding your personal & private information. What it does mean is you are more likely to be a random target and need to take extra precautions.

    You should always remain vigilant. Detecting a scam artist early will cause them...

  • The Anatomy of A Typical Scam (Part 2 of 3)

    Posted in Board Brief on Jul 21, 2021

    THE ANATOMY OF A TYPICAL SCAM What follows is the anatomy of a typical scam. The sole objective of a scam is to engage you (via voice or digitally). Avoid being engaged and you have already disarmed a scam attempt.

    Basics of a Scam From the point of initial contact, scammers seek to instruct you to do something. AND, each successive step follows:

    • More instructions,
    • Escalation of a sense of urgency,
    • Is more demanding, and
    • Creation of a scenario where there is a financial problem (loss of funds, error in billing for something you did not purchase or a claim of fraud exposure) that ONLY the...

  • Don't Let This Happen to YOU! (Part 1 of 3)

    Posted in Board Brief on Jun 16, 2021

    A series on how scammers are targeting you in a post-covid world

    Since March 2020, we have understandably become lax about sharing our personal information. Case in point – did you tell anyone today whether you got the vaccine, which one and if it was the first or second shot? See what we mean?

    Starting in this Board Brief (and for several months going forward) we will be highlighting the latest in scams; what they are, the tactics to trap you and what you should do about them. For now, we want to share with you the fundamental things you should always do to avoid getting involved and becoming...