Have You Fallen for Any of These COVID-19 Scams?

Caitlin Mueller October 28, 2020

In times of uncertainty, you can always expect con artists to come out of the woodwork. And with so many people struggling with their finances, their careers, and their health, the scammers are out in full force. A lot of these ploys are simple to spot, but some are frighteningly …

Have You Fallen for Any of These COVID-19 Scams?

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In times of uncertainty, you can always expect con artists to come out of the woodwork. And with so many people struggling with their finances, their careers, and their health, the scammers are out in full force. A lot of these ploys are simple to spot, but some are frighteningly …

Have You Fallen for Any of These COVID-19 Scams?

scamcatchers

In times of uncertainty, you can always expect con artists to come out of the woodwork. And with so many people struggling with their finances, their careers, and their health, the scammers are out in full force. A lot of these ploys are simple to spot, but some are frighteningly …

Soul Mate or Scam? How to Spot the Difference

Penny Holmes

Online dating is an increasingly common way to meet people, but there are still risks. If you think that the person you’re chatting with might not be who they claim, trust your instincts! Criminals who run romance scams can be very convincing. So-called catfishing is on the rise as scammers …

Fraudulent Emails from Iran Target Voters

Penny Holmes October 23, 2020

As we approach the 2020 election, scammers are working hard for their own nefarious ends. The National Intelligence Agency revealed this week that foreign actors from Iran accessed public registration records to target voters with fraudulent emails. “We have already seen Iran sending spoofed emails designed to intimidate voters, incite …

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How Scammers May Try to Trick You This Halloween
Penny Holmes October 21, 2020

How Scammers May Try to Trick You This Halloween

Halloween is the second-largest commercial holiday in America. With all that money up for grabs–not to mention so many people wearing masks–it’s a prime opportunity for scammers. Criminals are always looking for new ways to trick us. They’ll use the holiday as well as the unique circumstances of the pandemic …

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Amazon Prime Day Scams Are Just Around the Corner
Penny Holmes October 9, 2020

Amazon Prime Day Scams Are Just Around the Corner

Every year, Amazon offers up some of its best deals on Prime Day. The shopping frenzy that ensues is like a mini-Black Friday, with customers competing to get the best prices. Unfortunately, Prime Day isn’t just a big deal for consumers–it’s an opportunity for scammers, too. Biggest Prime Day Ever? …
NXIVM: When Does a Scam Become a Cult?
Penny Holmes October 2, 2020

NXIVM: When Does a Scam Become a Cult?

Yesterday, Seagram’s liquor heiress Clare Bronfman was sentenced to 81 months in jail for her involvement with NXIVM. The organization used pyramid scheme tactics in order to lure victims into a depraved sex cult. What Was NXIVM? In case you missed it, NXIVM was a self-help multilevel marketing company founded …
How to Spot a Fake Financial Advisor Scam
Penny Holmes September 30, 2020

How to Spot a Fake Financial Advisor Scam

If you’re thinking about sitting down with an advisor to talk about your financial future, be cautious. Scammers who pose as financial advisors and credit counselors will steal your information–and clean out your accounts. Before you hand over any information, look for these red flags. And remember, trust your instincts! …