All You Need to Know About Tech Support Scams

All You Need to Know About Tech Support Scams

There’s little in life that’s more frustrating than a computer that refuses to do its job. You click and swipe, type and jab, but nothing is solving the issue. And then, like your own private miracle, a message appears on your screen. It says: “Technical difficulties? Click here for assistance.” 

Beware Mortgage Closing Scams

Beware Mortgage Closing Scams

Purchasing a new home is a major endeavor that can take months to complete while involving several important steps. There’s money to be paid, forms to fill out and sensitive information to share. Unfortunately, scammers know this well, so they’re out to hijack the most crucial part of the process: the closing. Closing on a home is an exciting and often

6 Naughty Holiday Scams to Beware of This Season

6 Naughty Holiday Scams to Beware of This Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Unfortunately, though, not everything about the holiday season is all happy and nice. As always, scammers are on the scene, ready to turn the joyous season into a nightmare. Here are six naughty-list scams to watch out for this holiday season. 

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The U.S. Is the Most Scammed Country in the World

The U.S. Is the Most Scammed Country in the World

A recent report by Social Catfish(link is external), an online investigation service, found

Don’t Get Caught in a Utility Scam!

Don’t Get Caught in a Utility Scam!

Knock, knock! It’s your energy company here to tell you that your bill is past due–so your electricity will be shut off if you don’t pay up immediately! 

Sounds like a nightmare, right? Well, it’s about to get a lot worse: it’s a total scam. Pay the visitor who’s at your door, and you’ve just paid a scammer. 

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Beware Third-Party App Scams

Beware Third-Party App Scams

Scammers are experts at hijacking our favorite conveniences for their schemes, and third-party app scams are no exception. These scams can be difficult to spot and have already conned millions of unsuspecting victims. In fact, according to a report published by 

Don’t Get Caught in a Debt Collection Scam

Don’t Get Caught in a Debt Collection Scam

No one likes to be in debt. It’s a downward spiral that never seems to end, and it’s an expensive burden to carry, too. Unfortunately, scammers often exploit the feelings of helplessness and overwhelm to lure victims into their debt-collection scams. Let’s take a look at these scams and how to keep yourself from falling

All You Need to Know About Pet Adoption Scams

All You Need to Know About Pet Adoption Scams

Pet adoption can be an incredibly rewarding experience. After all, there’s nothing quite like coming home after a long workday and being greeted by a cuddly, furry friend. Unfortunately, though, scammers often exploit people’s adoration for animals through pet adoption scams. Let’s take a closer look at pet adoption scams and how to

Beware Vacation Scams

Beware Vacation Scams

Vacations are the stuff that dreams are made of, but scammers want to turn those dreams into your worst nightmare. Vacationers tend to be relaxed, so scammers take full advantage of this to con them out of their money. Let’s take a look at some of the more common vacation scams and how to avoid them. 

Online rental scams

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5 Amazon Scams You Need to Know About

5 Amazon Scams You Need to Know About

When it comes to convenience, service and sheer scope of products, nothing beats Amazon. The world’s largest and most popular online marketplace is the 21st century shopper’s go-to for virtually any product under the sun. Unfortunately, though, Amazon is also rife with scammers. Here are five Amazon scams and tips from the e-commerce giant for

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