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Phishing Scam Prevention Tips
Phishing (also called pharming or whaling) e-mails trick people into sending money or providing personal information such as usernames, passwords, credit card details, and Social Security numbers to unauthorized individuals who hijack their information and use it to commit identity theft. Follow these tips to help avoid getting "hooked" by a "phisherman".

Internet and Computer Safety Tips
Tips to safeguard on-line consumer transactions. 

Internet Tips on Terms
A glossary of commonly used terms.

Cyber Security Tips Newsletter
Cyber security tips from the New York State Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cyber Security.

Local Government Cyber Security Brochures
Cyber security guides and information for elected officials, administrative officials and business managers from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cyber Security.

Stay Safe Online

Data Privacy Resources for Businesses from the National Cyber Safety Alliance.

Stop Think Connect
If you think your computer or personal information has been compromised, you can file a complaint about Internet-related frauds, scams, and suspicious activity.