Check out EPISODE 3 of my office’s weekly Podcast – 8 minute clip from 5/19/20 WVOX show – listen to me and Deputy Director John Gaccione discuss why people need to be more vigilant to protect themselves from online scams.


We discuss how NYU researchers found that people are overconfident in their ability to avoid online scams and phishing attacks. Never forget that the online hackers and scammers seeking to steal your money and identity are part of organized crime and are very good at what they do. You must educate yourself to avoid becoming a victim, especially now with so many people working from home.

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Jim Maisano

Jim serves as the Westchester County Consumer Protection Director