Amy Young


Recent Articles by Amy

How a Genealogist, DNA and BeenVerified Helped Solve a Family Mystery

November 11, 2020

With the help of a genealogist, one New Jersey man who set out to find his biological father discovered a complex family history.

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What is Juice Jacking and How to Protect Your Devices?

January 18, 2020

Juice jacking is a scam that preys on people desperate to charge their dying phone in public. Here's how this scam works and how to protect your device.

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How To Avoid Tech Support Scams

January 12, 2020

Tech support scams prey on people’s tech fears and confusion. Here's how tech support scams work and tips to spot and protect yourself from technical support scammers.

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What to Do If Your Social Security Number Is Stolen

December 13, 2019

Social Security number stolen? Here are the steps to take if fraudsters have a hold of this important piece of personal information.

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What Is Your Digital Footprint? How to Manage Your Online Data

December 13, 2019

Your digital footprint is the trail of data you leave behind as you use the internet whether its information provided to online accounts, social media or even the emails you send. How big is your digital footprint?

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Reconnecting With Old Friends: Tips on Rekindling That Relationship

December 3, 2019

Whether it's the holidays or an old memory of a close friendship, here are some steps to find and reconnect with old friends.

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Parent-Child Estrangement: How to Handle a Family Estrangement

November 5, 2019

As the holiday season is upon us, so too raises the opportunity for estranged parents and children to reconnect. Here are tips on how to reach out to estranged family member.

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What Is Doxxing and How to Avoid Getting Doxxed?

October 22, 2019

Doxxing is the criminal act of hackers who threaten to release your private information. What to do if you're doxxed? Learn tips to protect yourself from doxxing.

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What is Vishing: How to Protect Yourself from Voice Phishing Scams?

October 17, 2019

Vishing is also known as voice phishing, where criminals use phone messages as part of a plot to get you to reveal valuable information to steal cash or your identity.

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What Are GoFundMe Scams? What To Know Before You Give

September 23, 2019

Helping people in need is a kind gesture, but for every legitimate cause there are also numerous scams on GoFundMe. Read about what to look out for and protect yourself from GoFundMe scams.

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How to Tell If Your Phone Is Hacked

July 30, 2019

Recognize the signs your phone has been hacked and learn how to block phone hacker attacks.

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What Is a Deepfake? When Seeing Isn’t Believing

July 26, 2019

Thanks to artificial intelligence technology, seeing isn't always believing on the internet. Here's how to tell you're looking at fake videos.

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Social Security Scam Calls: How to Protect Yourself

July 3, 2019

What are Social Security scam calls, how Social Security phone number spoofing works, what are the scammers after? Get tips to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud.

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Disclaimer: The above is solely intended for informational purposes and in no way constitutes legal advice or specific recommendations.