Just because the caller ID says it’s the IRS or the Social Security Administration, don’t believe it. It’s almost surely a scammer trying to get your money or information. Government agencies don’t call people to confirm information in their records about you or with threats if you don’t pay up. And the caller ID information you see often has no relation whatsoever to who is actually calling or where they’re calling from. In today’s episode, I’ll tell you how to handle these scammer calls.
I’ll also tell you about a massive, nationwide database of biometrics that was just created, how Consumer Reports and Mozilla are helping you to make smart security and privacy decisions on new products, and how a PhD from MIT is on a mission to fix our horrendously insecure voting systems.