Online Scams

Common Scams Fraudsters use the Internet to scam unsuspecting consumers. If an offer, email, or message sounds too good to be true or just seems plain fishy, go with your gut and do some additional checking. Here’s a roundup of common scams: Personal emergency scam:...
Quick-Guides

Quick-Guides

Quick-Guides Short, clearly written guides for you to read, share and print. If you share in bulk, please let us know. We recommend double-sided printing (in color, if possible) on 24 lb. paper or higher.  Reprint/Repost Policy​ Para Guías Rápidas en Español Apps...

The ConnectSafely Report for CBS News Radio

In late 2020, ConnectSafely began a collaboration with CBS News to produce two weekly 1-minute segments called The ConnectSafely Report. It’s carried by radio stations in more than 50 media markets, including New York, Boston, St. Louis, San Francisco, Chicago and...
Safer Internet Day a Great Time to Review Online Safety

Safer Internet Day a Great Time to Review Online Safety

by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News What are your plans for this coming Tuesday? That’s a rhetorical question, but whatever they are, I have one more thing to add. Feb. 7 is Safer Internet Day, when people all over the world will pause to think...
Shop Safely this Holiday Season

Shop Safely this Holiday Season

by Larry Magid This post first appeared in the Mercury News If you’re like most people, you’re thinking about scooping up some of those bargains we hear about between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. Whether it’s black Friday,” cyber...