MAY 10, 2023
9 am PT, 10 am MT, 11 am CT, 12 pm ET
Get Up to Speed: Spot, Avoid, and Report Scams.
Heather Clary, Community and Media Relations Coordinator
Central & Eastern Kentucky BBB
How to Stop Keyless Entry Car Theft
John Krout, Member, Presenter, & Newsletter Contributor
Potomac Area Technology And Computer Society
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Get Up to Speed: Spot, Avoid, and Report Scams. The bad guys keep trying to get ahold of your wallet and steal your hard-earned dollars. You’d be surprised how often they succeed. Internet-related crimes and scams are climbing yearly, reports the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). “Criminals are getting so sophisticated. It is getting harder and harder for victims to spot the red flags and tell real from fake,” says Donna Gregory of the IC3. In fact, in 2019, there were nearly 1,300 complaints daily by individuals and businesses in the U.S. Just like a fish swallowing the hook, many intelligent Americans are being duped. One place you can go to learn how to protect yourself from these never-ending 24/7 scams is the Better Business Bureau. Nearly all of us use PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablets, and we’re constantly trying to dodge bullets from these scammers. The best way to avoid being a victim is to remain vigilant and recognize the latest scams, schemes, and charades. Heather will discuss current scams and how not to become a victim. She says, “Online shopping fraud has exploded in the past couple of years in the wake of the pandemic. The “puppy scam” where people get hoodwinked by phony sites advertising expensive pets that don’t exist also continues. And social media…. that’s a huge issue. So many things to talk about.” She will also tell us about the non-profit BBB and how to take advantage of its free services.
How to Stop Keyless Entry Car Theft. Thieves have found low-cost tech that enables them to steal any car that uses a wireless fob instead of a physical key. This presentation will show you how it works and how to overcome the risk.