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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NXIVM: When Does a Scam Become a Cult?

NXIVM: When Does a Scam Become a Cult?

Yesterday, Seagram’s liquor heiress Clare Bronfman was sentenced to 81 months in jail for her involvement with NXIVM. The organization used pyramid scheme tactics in order to lure victims into a depraved sex cult. What Was NXIVM? In case you missed it, NXIVM was a self-help multilevel marketing company founded …

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How to Spot a Fake Financial Advisor Scam

How to Spot a Fake Financial Advisor Scam

If you’re thinking about sitting down with an advisor to talk about your financial future, be cautious. Scammers who pose as financial advisors and credit counselors will steal your information–and clean out your accounts. Before you hand over any information, look for these red flags. And remember, trust your instincts! …

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Warning: Voter Scams Might Be Targeting You

Warning: Voter Scams Might Be Targeting You

The election is just weeks away, and scammers are stepping up their efforts. It’s an ideal opportunity for phishing scams and other fraud. The Better Business Bureau, AARP, and the FBI have all issued warnings about the tactics these scammers are using to take advantage of people during the election. …

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Scammers Follow in the Wake of Hurricane Sally

Scammers Follow in the Wake of Hurricane Sally

As Florida struggles with the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, scammers are eager to exploit the disaster. Widespread property damage, as well as the emotional upheaval of losing precious possessions, makes these unlucky Floridians targets for scams and fraud. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody isn’t going to let them get away …

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Senior Travel Scams Could Hit Hard This Year

Senior Travel Scams Could Hit Hard This Year

Scams and frauds of all stripes are on the rise. Thanks to the unprecedented uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have lost millions upon millions of dollars to these criminals. One type of scam we have not discussed here targets seniors who are planning to travel. Although most of us …

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