Beirut Charity Scams and More

Beirut Charity Scams and More

Six months into the coronavirus pandemic–and two months away from a contentious election–there hasn’t been a more uncertain time in recent American memory. Scammers thrive in uncertainty, and they’re not letting up as 2020 heats up. To keep yourself, your information, and your bank account safe, we’ve rounded up some …

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Coronavirus Facebook Scams Could Cost You

Coronavirus Facebook Scams Could Cost You

Social media platforms are rife with scams and misinformation, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. While some platforms are trying to crack down on false claims about the virus, they’re struggling to catch all the scams running rampant. That means it’s up to you to keep yourself safe. Shopping Scams Although …

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Watch Out for Arizona Lottery Scam Emails

Watch Out for Arizona Lottery Scam Emails

Scammers just keep finding new ways to ply the classic “Spanish Prisoner” or “Nigerian Prince” scam. This week, an unknown group of fraudsters is blanketing inboxes with a message that promises big winnings. The scam is a little convoluted, but here’s what happened: When someone hit the $410 million jackpot …

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Maryland Busts $500 Million Unemployment Claim Scheme

Maryland Busts $500 Million Unemployment Claim Scheme

Maryland’s governor, Larry Hogan, announced that state officials have busted a “massive criminal enterprise” this week. The Fraud Discovered Over July 4th weekend, the Maryland Department of Labor noted a huge uptick in out-of-state Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claims. That naturally raised a red flag, and investigators discovered that almost 50,000 …

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IRS Warns of Tax Scams This Week

IRS Warns of Tax Scams This Week

The Internal Revenue Service is warning US taxpayers about a wave of scams this week. The IRS stated that scammers are “hard at work looking for ways to steal your personal information and your money.” Today is the revised tax deadline, following the initial grace period during the early stages …

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