How most people get hacked.
Most people when they get hacked don't even realize how easy it actually is. Most hacking attempts will come in the form of email attachments or malicious links. Always be sure you keep your computer up to date. The browser is another application you should always keep up to date on your PC or Mac. Malicious files can come in all flavors. For example, there could be malicious code in zip files, documents, and any other file format that contains binary information. Including a picture. Make sure you trust the sender of any emails, and a good rule of thumb, is to just not click on anything unless you trust the domain and/or the sender of said information.
Student loan forgiveness scams
Scammers out there are targeting students that have outrageous student loans. They call it a “forgiveness program”. There are legitimate programs out there, and by out there I mean they offer money for students that have specific criteria. It is not total forgiveness of your total student loan. The age-old saying is still worth its weight in gold. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
FCC brings record penalty of 225 million dollars to a Texas Firm
The record penalty goes to 2 companies out of Texas that sent over 1 billion robocalls. Rising Eagle Capital and JSquared Telecom. They have been calling people non stop across the country. They were scamming people with short-term health insurance scam. No one is quite sure if they will actually be able to come up with the money though. This reminds me of the TAX MASTERS case that went nowhere. They knowingly called numbers on the do not call list, on multiple occasions. They also used spoofed numbers. They claimed to offer health insurance for well-known companies, then they were forced harassed into buying insurance at Rising Eagle.
Verified Emails (published online)