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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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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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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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Google, Facebook Fighting Back Against Scammers

Google, Facebook Fighting Back Against Scammers

Scams are on the rise. Despite warnings from the Federal Trade Commission and the FBI, innocent people are getting fleeced for billions of dollars every year. Both Google and Facebook launched initiatives this week to help fight back. Google’s ScamSpotter.org Google has partnered with the Cybercrime Support Network to educate …

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