Phishing Scams

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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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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Shield Your Identity Against These Sneaky Tricks

Shield Your Identity Against These Sneaky Tricks

Identity theft is on the rise, and it’s up to you to safeguard your personal information against clever hackers and tech-savvy thieves. Here’s how today’s fraudsters are trying to trick you–and how to fight back. Be a Smart Shopper Online shopping has become the norm, and identity thieves have adapted …

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