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RKN Global calls attention to identity theft, which is not just a threat to adults, but to children as well. Children are especially vulnerable to identity theft because their more limited financial interactions can enable the theft to go unnoticed for a long time. Learn more...

COVID-19’s Impact on Cybersecurity

  COVID-19’s Impact on Cybersecurity In the past year since COVID-19 began, so much of our way of life has changed. Every sector from small businesses, individuals, to national economies, has felt the impact of the virus in one way or the other.  This is certainly true of COVID-19’s impact on cybersecurity. Businesses and institutions […]

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COVID-19 Tax Scams

It is important to remain vigilant and watch for possible COVID-19 tax scams as you file your U.S. returns in 2021. Some criminals will file a bogus return on your behalf and claim the tax refund.  You might only find out later when you receive a notification of unpaid taxes. Here are some of the […]

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Fraudulent Insurance Claims on the Rise Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Most insurance professionals believe that about 10% of all insurance claims are fraudulent insurance claims.  Unsurprisingly, this number had nearly doubled with the COVID-19 pandemic, with experts estimating that about 18% of the claims have an element of fraud. As a result of workplace adjustments amidst the pandemic, an increased workload, and fewer inspections, insurance […]

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COVID-19-Related Finance and Investment Scams

  The US Securities and Exchange Commission in December 2020 issued an investor alert warning about the rise in financial and investment scams. The SEC identified scams such as Ponzi schemes, fake stock promotions, fake CD scams, and community-based financial scams. Let’s dig deeper to understand these scams. Investment Scams Type 1: Ponzi Schemes Ponzi […]

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COVID-19 Clinical Trial Scams

  Manufacturers conduct numerous clinical trials to test the effectiveness of vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus. However, criminals also take advantage of these developments.  They try to dupe people into providing their personally identifiable information (PII) or sending them money, in the guise of enrolling the victims in a clinical trial. Therefore, if you […]

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