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 …

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Wisconsin Man Falls Victim to Bizarre Lottery Scam

Wisconsin Man Falls Victim to Bizarre Lottery Scam

An elderly Wisconsin man fell victim to a bizarre and involved lottery scam last month, according to a criminal complaint filed in Brown County, Wisconsin. The victim, who is not named in the complaint, was reportedly scammed by a criminal in Jamaica. The scammer tricked the victim into sending thousands …

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Scammers Take to Social Media to Expand Reach

Scammers Take to Social Media to Expand Reach

Authorities encourage social media users on apps like Facebook and Twitter to use caution when answering messages and friend requests. Police report that more scammers are turning to social media as an inexpensive way to expand their reach.  “I think there’s a lot for scammers to like about social media,” …

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Man Faces Charges for $1.2 Million Farm Equipment Scam

Man Faces Charges for $1.2 Million Farm Equipment Scam

A Utah man faces charges of fraud and money laundering in connection to an alleged farm equipment scam. The man, Ryan Palmer, reportedly started the scheme in 2017. He could face decades of jail time if he is found guilty on charges of wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering.  …

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Widespread Job Listing Scams Plague Social Media

Widespread Job Listing Scams Plague Social Media

Experts warn of new social media scams targetting job seekers on sites like LinkedIn and Indeed. Scammers posing as genuine employers reach out to job-hunters and offer them positions at a new company. In reality, the scammer doesn’t have a job opportunity; instead, they’re trying to steal from an unsuspecting …

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