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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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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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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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