Don't Get Caught In A Pyramid Scheme

Don't Get Caught In A Pyramid Scheme
Don't Get Caught In A Pyramid Scheme

Pyramid schemes are just one of the many ways scammers capitalize on human greed. These business-centered schemes have been around for years, but scammers are still growing rich off victims. Recently, the state of Washington sued LuLaRoe, a massive pyramid operation that had

Beware Tech Support Scams

Beware Tech Support Scams
Beware Tech Support Scams

Computer on the brink? Careful who you contact to fix it! That’s because the FTC is warning of a surge in tech support scams, many of which can be difficult to spot. 

In a recent widespread scam, a company that called itself Elite IT Partners, Inc., purchased keywords on Google so they showed up in

8 Ways to Spot a Job Scam

8 Ways to Spot a Job Scam
8 Ways to Spot a Job Scam

If you’re in the market for a new job, or you’re looking for extra part-time work, be careful. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning of a surge in employment scams of every kind. Victims might have their accounts emptied, their identities stolen, or they may even find themselves facing jail time for money laundering

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Don't Get Caught In A Crowd Funding Scam

Don't Get Caught In A Crowdfunding Scam
Don't Get Caught In A Crowdfunding Scam

The days of handouts and begging loans off wealthy relatives are fast becoming extinct. Today, if you need boatloads of money—whether it’s to help you cover an expensive emergency or to fund a new business idea—you only need to appeal to the vast audience of the internet and wait

Tax Scams 2019

Tax Scams 2019
Tax Scams 2019

Each year, the IRS publishes the “Dirty Dozen,” a list of 12 scams that are rampant during that year’s tax season. 
This year, the IRS is cautioning taxpayers to be extra vigilant because of a 60% increase in email phishing scams over the past year. This is particularly disheartening, since it comes on the heels of a steady decline in phishing scams

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Beware the Blackmailing Scam!

Beware the Blackmailing Scam!
Beware the Blackmailing Scam!

Blackmail and extortion are some of the oldest tricks in the book—and for good reason: They work. When a criminal threatens to share potentially explosive information with everyone they know, the victim easily panics and is willing to pay any price to protect their privacy and their pride.

In a fresh twist on this

Beware of Remote Deposit Scams

Beware of Remote Deposit Scams
Beware of Remote Deposit Scams

Remote deposit capture or mobile deposit is designed to allow you to conveniently make deposits to your checking, savings or money market accounts from a remote location by taking a picture of your checks and delivering the images to your credit union. While mobile deposit is convenient, it also presents an