Phone Scams

Authorities: Eight Arrested in Text Message Delivery Scam

Authorities: Eight Arrested in Text Message Delivery Scam

Eight people have been arrested in the UK in connection to a text message scam ring. The men were arrested from locations across the country in early-morning raids, with several already being released pending further investigation into their activities. One of the men is facing charges related to the scam, …

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Dirt to Gold Scam Ends in Jail Time for Con Artists

Dirt to Gold Scam Ends in Jail Time for Con Artists

Haven’t you ever wondered about the potential to change the mundane things around you into something more exciting? The study of alchemy, in the ancient world, sought to transform common metals like lead into a much more valuable material: gold. In the modern-day, the scientific study of chemistry explores the …

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Common Scams to Watch Out for: Avoiding Cons

Common Scams to Watch Out for: Avoiding Cons

Cons, scams, grifts: call them what you will, they’re all the same. When a would-be thief employs deceit, subterfuge, and charm to part you from your money, instead of stealth, they’re engaged in a scam. Some people are more artful about it, trying to scam people in-person through wit and …

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iPhone Users Watch Out: Apple Support Phone Scam

iPhone Users Watch Out: Apple Support Phone Scam

The Apple iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones in the world. Indeed, the original iPhone is largely credited with creating the modern smartphone landscape and largely reshaping the modern world. As the second-most-popular operating system for smartphones, it’s a common target of scammers, too. One such new scam …

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UK Authorities Warn of NHS Vaccine Scam

UK Authorities Warn of NHS Vaccine Scam

Authorities in the UK have warned citizens of a sweeping scam that purports to be from the NHS in relation to COVID-19 vaccines. Many had initially feared that the intense interest in vaccines would lead to an uptick in scam cases. It seems, in the UK, that it has. Citizens …

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COVID Vaccine Scams: FBI Receives Uptick in Complaints

COVID Vaccine Scams: FBI Receives Uptick in Complaints

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to roll out around the country, many people are understandably anxious to receive the shot. Such a vaccination could be life-saving, especially for older Americans or people with immunocompromising conditions. However, a word of caution: The FBI has recently received a huge uptick in complaints …

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