Category: News

10 Scam Tips for Cyber Monday 2020

The Holiday Season is an optimal time for parties, celebration, and fraud. That’s right, cybercriminals enjoy the holidays as much as we do! However, it’s for a much different reason. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest online shopping days of the year, and while people are busy online shopping for gifts, fraudsters are… Read more »

Letters From Leton: Best If Used By (Part 2)

My last share was one that most banks or businesses wouldn’t want to hear about themselves. Employees lack of attention to detail. Outdated knowledge or lack of knowledge about current products and services leading customers (me in this situation) to consider taking their business elsewhere. But not all is lost. The same week I experienced… Read more »

Letters From Leton: Best if Used By

My lovely bride and I have a running debate regarding the “Best if Used By” date on products. I present vast research, blogs and comments about the fact that is ok to use after the Best If Used By date. She in turn tells me no. She always wins this debate. Earlier this month I… Read more »

Help Veterans Avoid Scams – A Message From The FTC

On Veterans Day, we humbly and gratefully celebrate the service and sacrifice of over 18 million veterans. Unfortunately, scammers keep up with major holidays and headlines for very different reasons, adjusting their schemes to take advantage of whatever is currently capturing the public’s attention. According to the Federal Trade Commission, veterans, service members and their… Read more »

Recognize and Avoid Business Email Compromise Cyber Threats

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks, also known as email account compromise (EAC) attacks, are on the rise globally. According to the FBI, BEC is one of the most financially damaging online crimes. However, with the proper preventative measures and best practices in place, businesses and individuals can avoid falling victim to business email compromise attacks.… Read more »

Letters From Leton: Weekend at Bernie’s!

When I worked at the Virginia Bankers Association (VBA), one of our political adversaries was Delegate Bernie Cohen (D) from Alexandria. Delegate Cohen, who was very liberal for his time, grew up and was educated in New York City with a law degree from Georgetown University in Washington. Often (well, most of the time), we… Read more »