Scammers Begin Using “Fake Warrant” Trick To Defraud Victims

Chad North

Scammers are always looking for mean-spirited new ways to fleece their victims. Lately, they’ve been turning to more outlandish tactics for bringing in money. Case in point: a new fake warrant scam sees criminals posing as law enforcement in an attempt to get at your hard-earned cash. Here’s what you …

Online Shopping Scams You Need To Know About

Chad North

When you’re shopping online, even if you think you’re on a trustworthy website, you could fall victim to a scam. Criminals and scammers are everywhere on the internet, and they’re always waiting for a chance to rip you off. If you’re looking to avoid these criminal scams, you need to …

Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft

Chad North

Identity theft is one of the most common and frustrating scams to fall victim to. Often, people who have their identities stolen have no idea they’ve been targeted by a crime until the damage is already done. Once someone’s identity has been stolen, it can affect them in many ways. …

Fundraising Scams Becoming More Popular

Chad North

These days, it’s not uncommon to see someone on social media operating a fundraiser for a local cause. Maybe you’re friends with someone who needs to drum up money for an expensive surgical procedure or a family member who lost their home in a fire. When times are tough, people …

Scam Robotexts Soar as Robocalls Fall Off

Chad North

US cell phone users have some good news and some bad news waiting for them this summer. On the one hand, the volume of robocalls has finally dropped in the US after years of scam calls targeting everyone from coast to coast. On the other hand, the scammers aren’t done: …

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Experts Warn of the Psychological Toll from Constant Scams

Experts Warn of the Psychological Toll from Constant Scams

There are too many scams out there. Between phishing emails, scam calls, fake texts, automated chat accounts, and in-person confidence scams, it’s enough to make someone exhausted. Now, experts are warning that victims can suffer a serious psychological toll from these persistent scam attempts even if they never fall for …
Girl Scout Cookie Scam Perplexes New Yorkers

Girl Scout Cookie Scam Perplexes New Yorkers

A father and daughter have been identified as the culprits behind a bizarre scam involving Girl Scout cookies. The pair would allegedly offer to sell their victims the popular brand of dessert treats, only to never send the products. Eleven people in Long Island contacted the authorities about the scam, …

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Phishing Emails: How to Spot Them

Phishing Emails: How to Spot Them

Sometimes, criminals use advanced hacking techniques and cutting-edge technology to steal information from corporate server banks. Most of the time, though, they just send a phishing email and hope someone takes the bait. The vast majority of cybercriminals are pretty low-tech, it turns out. So, how can you spot phishing …