3 Scams to Watch Out For Right Now

3 Scams to Watch Out For Right Now

At Scam Catchers, we’re always on the hunt for the stories that impact you–and your wallet. Here are 3 scams that you should know about. COVID-19 Unemployment Scams Local news outlets across the country are warning people about a brand-new outbreak of coronavirus unemployment scams. Identity thieves are using stolen …

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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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Instagram Star Hushpuppi Busted in $430 Million Scam

Instagram Star Hushpuppi Busted in $430 Million Scam

When you brag about your lavish lifestyle and near-infinite wealth on the internet, eventually someone is going to start looking into your finances. That’s what happened to Raymond “Hushpuppi” Abbas, an Instagrammer with 2.4 million followers. Lavish Instagram Lifestyle Hushpuppi posted endless photos of himself with his collection of luxury …

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Don’t Get Burned by Hot Tub Fraud

Don’t Get Burned by Hot Tub Fraud

Coronavirus fraud is only increasing as the pandemic stretches on into summer. Scammers are looking for every opportunity to exploit this time of uncertainty and frustration. They’re selling fake puppies and stealing private information from first responders. The latest scam to surge during the pandemic? Hot tub fraud. Phishing Scams …

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Digital Currency Scams–Protect Your Investments

Digital Currency Scams–Protect Your Investments

Digital currency scams are big business. It’s estimated that scammers took in over $4 billion in 2019! Cryptocurrency, as it is also called, can be a legitimate investment. But before you sink any real-world money into it, be sure you know exactly what you’re buying. Cryptocurrency Basics This type of …

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4 Classic Cons That Still Work Today

4 Classic Cons That Still Work Today

We hope that no one ever has to suffer the embarrassment and heartache of being swindled. That being said, there’s something fascinating about the classic cons–and their catchy nicknames. These frauds have been around for a long, long time, but they are still effective today. The Melon Drop This scam …

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Online Real Estate Scams on the Rise

Online Real Estate Scams on the Rise

Real estate is not easy to buy online–after all, you should probably see a house before you buy or rent it. However, even before the coronavirus epidemic, an increasing amount of the real estate buying process was going digital. You can browse properties from thousands of miles away and even …

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Dying Bernie Madoff Denied Release from Prison

Dying Bernie Madoff Denied Release from Prison

Bernie Madoff, the king of Ponzi schemes who defrauded investors of billions, won’t be getting out of jail any time soon. Just 18 Months to Live Madoff, who is now 82 years old, requested that he be allowed to leave federal prison in order to die at home. He is …

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