Phishing Scams

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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Amazon Prime Day Scams Are Just Around the Corner

Amazon Prime Day Scams Are Just Around the Corner

Every year, Amazon offers up some of its best deals on Prime Day. The shopping frenzy that ensues is like a mini-Black Friday, with customers competing to get the best prices. Unfortunately, Prime Day isn’t just a big deal for consumers–it’s an opportunity for scammers, too. Biggest Prime Day Ever? …

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How to Spot a Fake Financial Advisor Scam

How to Spot a Fake Financial Advisor Scam

If you’re thinking about sitting down with an advisor to talk about your financial future, be cautious. Scammers who pose as financial advisors and credit counselors will steal your information–and clean out your accounts. Before you hand over any information, look for these red flags. And remember, trust your instincts! …

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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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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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IRS Warns of Tax Scams This Week

IRS Warns of Tax Scams This Week

The Internal Revenue Service is warning US taxpayers about a wave of scams this week. The IRS stated that scammers are “hard at work looking for ways to steal your personal information and your money.” Today is the revised tax deadline, following the initial grace period during the early stages …

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