Child Identity Theft Has Long-Term Consequences

Child Identity Theft Has Long-Term Consequences

Think only adults can be the victims of identity theft? Think again! More than a million children have their identities stolen every year. This can have a long-term impact on their lives, from difficulty establishing their own credit to trouble getting student loans or buying homes in the future. A …

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Look Out for These 3 Tax Season Scams

Look Out for These 3 Tax Season Scams

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 …

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Soul Mate or Scam? How to Spot the Difference

Soul Mate or Scam? How to Spot the Difference

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 …

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Fraudulent Emails from Iran Target Voters

Fraudulent Emails from Iran Target Voters

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

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

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? …

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