All You Need to Know About Overpayment Scams

All You Need to Know About Overpayment Scams

Great news – you’ve just received a check, and you’ve been overpaid! But there’s a catch: the check writer wants you to send the surplus back to them. Unfortunately, though, if you follow these directions, you’ll be buying right into a scam. 

Overpayment scams are fairly common, and for the unaware,

Don’t Get Caught in an Investment Scam!

Don’t Get Caught in an Investment Scam!

Investment is rarely without risk. Nearly every investment option carries with it the possibility of loss. What many don’t realize though, is that in addition to the typical risks, investing also carries the danger of falling prey to an investment scam. 

Investment scams can include promises of high return for minimal

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

Don't Get Caught in a Credit Repair Scam!

Don't Get Caught in a Credit Repair Scam!

Everyone wants a great credit score. An excellent score is the key to getting approved for low-rate auto loans, mortgages and more. But a credit score can sometimes need a little help. The numbers might need some minor tweaking, or they might actually be in troubling territory. Just one missed credit card payment

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. 

1. Online

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

How it plays out:

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

Don’t Fall for a Home Improvement Scam

Don’t Fall for a Home Improvement Scams

Scammers are always looking for new ways to deceive people to make a quick buck, and home improvements are a common target. As the weather warms and home improvement projects start taking center stage, contractor scams start blossoming like weeds after a spring rain.

No one wants to be taken advantage of, and you’re probably no different

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