What Are Zelle Scams, and Why Do People Keep Falling for Them?

Chad North

The popular payment app Zelle is very convenient for users who make lots of purchases among their peers and like to spend their money online. However, it’s also become extremely popular among scammers who like to use the platform as a way to trick people out of their hard-earned money. …

Romance Scams on the Rise: Avoiding Getting Catfished

Chad North

If you’ve ever been on a dating app or social media site and seen an attractive stranger suddenly appear in your inbox, you might have been skeptical. Anyone can use a stranger’s picture online, and impersonators love to act like they’re someone else to scam unsuspecting victims out of their …

Potential Renters Should Be Wary of Fake Landlord Scams

Chad North

Housing prices keep going up in the US, and people are scrambling to find places to stay that don’t cost too much. Landlords and real estate companies just keep hiking prices, and there’s little that the average person can do to change it. Housing is just expensive. Some scammers have …

Pet Scams: How To Avoid Losing Money To Scammers

Chad North

Have you ever gone out of your way to meet someone you only know from the internet to pick up a new family pet? If so, you probably know how nerve-wracking it can be. You have to meet a new person in an unfamiliar environment and give them money so …

Report Indicates Email Scams Are the Costliest Crime on the Internet

Chad North

Authorities in the US say that email scams are the costliest internet crimes out there, despite the lack of attention they get compared to ransomware attacks and other cybercrimes. The most serious of these is business email compromise or BEC. BEC is a form of cybercrime where a scammer tricks …

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Authorities Charge 20-Year-Olds With Million Dollar NFT Scam

Authorities Charge 20-Year-Olds With Million Dollar NFT Scam

US authorities have charged two twenty-year-olds, Ethan Vinh Nguyen and Andre Marcus Quiddaoen Llacuna, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The two crypto enthusiasts allegedly used an upstart NFT business to siphon funds to their personal accounts. Authorities arrested the duo on Thursday, only …
New Instagram Scam Targeting Social Media Users

New Instagram Scam Targeting Social Media Users

Authorities are warning social media users about a new phishing scam on the popular image-centered site Instagram. The criminals initiate the scheme by contacting their victims via email, posing as Instagram support, and claiming the user has violated copyright laws. Read on to find out more about this insidious new …

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Common Zelle Scams: What To Watch For

Common Zelle Scams: What To Watch For

Experts say scams involving the money transfer app Zelle are on the rise. Users have reported thieves posing as bank employees contacting them via the app and requesting authorization for payments. Once a user authorizes a transaction, banks typically won’t do anything to reverse the payment. They argue that if …