Phishing Scams

FTC Warns About Uptick in Medicare Scams

FTC Warns About Uptick in Medicare Scams

There’s nothing more unscrupulous than a scammer preying on people who rely on Medicare. Sadly, they’re everywhere: criminals who would stoop low enough to steal from older people on fixed incomes will stop at nothing to dupe you out of your Medicare money. Here are a few tips you can …

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Elder Scams on the Rise: Check in on Family

Elder Scams on the Rise: Check in on Family

If you have older family members who you don’t talk to often, check in on them and make sure they’re doing okay. Elder scams are on the rise, according to a new warning from the FBI, as criminals find new and devious ways to trick older Americans out of their …

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How to Spot Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

How to Spot Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

Recently, the White House announced plans to forgive $10,000 of federal student loan debt for each borrower making under $125,000 per year. The details of this plan are still in flux, but the government will release full instructions on how to apply for this forgiveness at a later date. For …

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Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft

Tips for Avoiding Identity Theft

Identity theft is one of the most common and frustrating scams to fall victim to. Often, people who have their identities stolen have no idea they’ve been targeted by a crime until the damage is already done. Once someone’s identity has been stolen, it can affect them in many ways. …

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Phishing Emails: How to Spot Them

Phishing Emails: How to Spot Them

Sometimes, criminals use advanced hacking techniques and cutting-edge technology to steal information from corporate server banks. Most of the time, though, they just send a phishing email and hope someone takes the bait. The vast majority of cybercriminals are pretty low-tech, it turns out. So, how can you spot phishing …

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