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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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3 Scams on the Rise Right Now–Don’t Get Tricked!

3 Scams on the Rise Right Now–Don’t Get Tricked!

Scammers never stop trying to find new ways to trick us. Just this week, multiple agencies warned us about evolving scams that target Netflix users, the USPS, and payment apps. Netflix Phishing Scams This type of phishing scam is deceptively simple. You get an email from what appears to be …

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College Professor Confesses to Decades-Long Race Con

College Professor Confesses to Decades-Long Race Con

As an associate professor at George Washington University, Jessica Krug taught classes on African history that draw on her cultural roots as a Black Caribbean woman from the Bronx. There was just one problem: Krug is a white, Jewish woman from Kansas City. The Con Collapses Krug herself broke the …

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Scammers Arrested for Covid Relief Fraud

Scammers Arrested for Covid Relief Fraud

Federal and local law enforcement officials have their hands full trying to stop the spread of scams during the pandemic. Between peddling fake PPE, scamming unemployment and paycheck relief funds, and targeted phishing attempts on health professionals, we’ve seen an unprecedented amount of fraud this year. Paycheck Protection Program Whenever …

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Beware Fake Distance Learning Tools

Beware Fake Distance Learning Tools

As we enter the school year with an unprecedented amount of uncertainty, scammers are eagerly seizing their opportunity. With parents scrambling to outfit their kids for distance learning, or coping with new requirements for in-classroom education, the market is flooded with frauds. Online Shopping Scams on the Rise Jason Meza, …

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Donald Trump Endorses Internet Conspiracy QAnon

Donald Trump Endorses Internet Conspiracy QAnon

What is QAnon? Critics have called it a cult, an unhinged right-wing conspiracy theory. And the FBI considers it a potential domestic terrorist threat. But Donald Trump thinks that they’re fine people. “I don’t know much about the movement other than I understand they like me very much, which I …

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Fact Check: Did ISIS Run a Coronavirus PPE Scam on Americans?

Fact Check: Did ISIS Run a Coronavirus PPE Scam on Americans?

The pandemic has been a stressful nightmare for most of us, but for scammers, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. They’ve proven, time and again, that no fraud is too despicable in this unprecedented time of crisis. These criminals have stolen unemployment benefits, peddled fake cures to desperate people, scammed people trying …

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Spear Fishing: More Aggressive Scam on the Rise

Spear Fishing: More Aggressive Scam on the Rise

If phishing is a scattershot attempt at tricking people into giving away personal information, then spear fishing is a laser-guided attack. In traditional phishing scams, the criminals might create fake ads on social media or send out an email to thousands of addresses in the hopes that a certain percentage …

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