Steve Weisman’s latest column for USA Today – May 6, 2017

Here is a link to an important column I wrote for USA Today that discusses a recent urgent report from the Department of Homeland Security that discloses serious cyberthreats to the United States and many elements of our infrastructure.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2017/05/06/homeland-security-sees-rising-cyber-threats/101142164/

April 22, 2017 – Steve Weisman’s latest column for USA Today

We all know that identity theft is a huge problem, but do identity theft protection services really help protect you?  That was the subject of a recent GAO study as well as my column from today’s edition of USA Today.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2017/04/22/identity-theft-protection-worth/100554362/

March 28, 2017 – Steve Weisman’s latest column for USA Today

Here is a link to my latest column for USA Today in which I discuss the latest income tax scams.  Income tax scams are always evolving and you need to know how to recognize and avoid these scams.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2017/03/28/beware-evolving-income-tax-scams/99408936/

March 11, 2017 – Steve Weisman’s latest column for USA Today

Mystery shopper scams continue to victimize many people.  Here is a link to my latest column for USA Today in which I describe how these scams operate and how to protect yourself from this scam.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2017/03/11/beware-mystery-shopper-scam/98903708/

February 25, 2017 – Steve Weisman’s latest column for USA Today

March 3rd is the birthday of Charles Ponzi and although he died many years ago, the scheme with which bears his name still is being used to scam many people today.  Here is a link to my recent column for USA Today in which I give you some tips about how to recognize and avoid a Ponzi scheme.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2017/02/25/steve-weisman-how-spot-modern-day-charles-ponzi/97145558/

January 29, 2017 – Steve Weisman’s latest column from USA Today

Here is a link to my latest column from USA Today in which I discuss the vulnerabilities of Internet connected medical devices, such as pacemakers and what you can do to protect yourself.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2017/01/28/web-connected-medical-devices-great-unless/97084180/

January 15, 2017 – Steve Weisman’s latest column for USA Today

Here is a link to Steve Weisman’s latest column for USA Today in which he discusses common vulnerabilities in the routers we all use.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2017/01/14/dont-let-your-router-gateway-cycbercriminals/96589202/

December 31, 2016 – Steve Weisman’s latest column for USA Today

Two weeks ago in my column for USA Today, I provided my cyberpredictions for 2017 some of which may seem pretty dire.  In today’s column I describe some of the simple steps you can take to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of cybercrime.

Here is a link to my latest column.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2016/12/31/protecting-your-cybersecurity-2017/95977850/

November 5, 2016 – Steve Weisman’s latest column for USA Today

The open enrollment period for Medicare is going on now.  Open enrollment for Medicare is open season for scammers who use interest in Medicare as an opportunity to scam unsuspecting victims.

Here is a link to my latest column for USA Today which discusses the various Medicare scams and how to avoid them.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/2016/11/05/how-spot-avoid-medicare-open-enrollment-scams/93297060/