Safer Web

PayPal scams: How they work and how to spot one: Header image
PayPal is one of the oldest and most widely used online payment platforms. It is tightly integrated with eBay, and users send and receive money through it every day. Because of its popularity,...
Mar 12, 2024
6 min read
How to identify a USPS text scam: Header image
Cybercriminals use every resource at their disposal to trick unsuspecting victims into giving out sensitive information or payment details. One scam you need to know about is the United States Postal Service (USPS)...
Feb 28, 2024
5 min read
8 most popular Cash App scams and how to avoid them: Header image
In recent years, money transfer apps have become incredibly popular and are used by millions of people every day. They are used for everything from splitting the restaurant bill with a friend, sending...
Feb 23, 2024
5 min read
How to report a scam online in 6 different ways: Header image
The internet contains many online threats. In fact, most of us have probably come across at least one scammer over the course of our digital lives. Maybe we took the bait, or perhaps...
Jan 12, 2024
5 min read
Scam check on the web: How to check a website's legitimacy: Header image
Clicking on the wrong website can infect your device with malware, ransomware, or viruses, resulting in stolen data, identity theft, and worse. Many legitimate websites have been hacked and infected. In fact, some...
Jan 11, 2024
5 min read
How to block text messages to stop SMS spam: Header image
If you have a cell phone, you probably get spam text messages all the time. Not only are these spam SMS messages annoying, but they can also be dangerous if you click links...
Dec 15, 2023
5 min read
Robocalls: Why you keep getting them and how to stop them: Header image
Are you bombarded every day by robocalls? Most of us are, and it’s frustrating and distracting, taking our focus away from what’s important. In fact, consumers received more than 50 billion robocalls in...
Dec 1, 2023
5 min read
How to stop getting spam emails on Gmail, Apple Mail, and Outlook: Header image
Although many new digital messaging services have emerged in recent years, email remains the most effective way to communicate online. It works great for marketing, business connections, and personal engagement. The problem is...
Nov 3, 2023
5 min read
Spoofing attacks explained: What they are and how they work: Header image
Cybercriminals are masters at developing clever ways to deceive, harass, and steal from the public. One of these techniques is called spoofing. It’s been around for a long time but continues to be...
Oct 20, 2023
5 min read
What is deepfake and how do cybercriminals use it? Header image
Most people have heard the term “deepfake” by now, but many don’t know what it means or how deepfakes are used. Unfortunately, cybercriminals have added deepfake videos, images, and audio to their rapidly...
Oct 13, 2023
5 min read