Look Out for These 3 Tax Season Scams

Penny Holmes April 15, 2021

It seems like every year, a new round of scams makes the rounds during tax season. This year, the filing date has been extended from April 15 until May 17, 2021. There are three tax scams you should be aware of this filing year. 1. IRS email impersonation scam The …

Alert: 533 Million Facebook User’s Phone Numbers and Data Leaks Online

Penny Holmes April 5, 2021

Personal data, including full names, phone numbers, email addresses, birth dates locations, and biological data of 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries have become publicly available for free online. Data of 553 million users hacked from Facebook now made freely public online Over half a billion people around the …

Woman Accused of Masterminding “Grandparent Scam” Arrested

Chad North March 30, 2021

A common scam known as the “grandparent scam” has been going on for years, under different iterations and with different scammers. The grift is a tried-and-true one, and it’s insidious. A group of scammers pose as lawyers and call elderly marks. They tell their victims that one of their relatives, …

Prepaid Card Scams: What to Look Out for

Chad North March 22, 2021

A common type of computer or phone scam involves prepaid gift cards, the kind you’d buy at a convenience store or grocery store. If you’ve ever seen an older person buying an unusual quantity of gift cards at a grocery store checkout line, you might have seen the endgame of …

New Scam Alert: Don’t Post Your PS5 Order Confirmation

Chad North

It’s tough to get the stuff you really want right now, thanks to supply shortages and plentiful scalpers staying home and shopping online. As such, when you get lucky and strike through and manage to actually get an order on an item you really want, you might be excited. In …

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Common Scams to Watch Out for: Avoiding Cons
Chad North March 1, 2021

Common Scams to Watch Out for: Avoiding Cons

Cons, scams, grifts: call them what you will, they’re all the same. When a would-be thief employs deceit, subterfuge, and charm to part you from your money, instead of stealth, they’re engaged in a scam. Some people are more artful about it, trying to scam people in-person through wit and …
Celebs Who’ve Been to Jail
scamcatchers February 25, 2021

Celebs Who’ve Been to Jail

There’s no doubt countless celebrities have used their fame to get out of trouble, whether it’s getting out of a speeding ticket, an altercation on the street, or something more serious. But there’s a handful who’ve had to face the consequences of their actions. Here are a few celebrities who …

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10 Child Stars Who Died Way Too Young
scamcatchers February 25, 2021

10 Child Stars Who Died Way Too Young

When rising Broadway star Laurel Griggs passed away last week at the age of 13 from an asthma attack, it got us thinking about other talented kids who passed away before they had a chance to grow up. Here are 10 young entertainers whose deaths shocked and saddened the world. …
iPhone Users Watch Out: Apple Support Phone Scam
Chad North February 24, 2021

iPhone Users Watch Out: Apple Support Phone Scam

The Apple iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones in the world. Indeed, the original iPhone is largely credited with creating the modern smartphone landscape and largely reshaping the modern world. As the second-most-popular operating system for smartphones, it’s a common target of scammers, too. One such new scam …
Con Artists Stole Billions in COVID Unemployment Aid
Chad North February 17, 2021

Con Artists Stole Billions in COVID Unemployment Aid

In December, California authorities raided a strip mall store in Garden Grove. Within, they found a scam that was so audacious that it boggles the mind. The scammers who were running the illicit operation were helping to register “clients” as unemployed in order to rake in juicy unemployment benefits that …