Privacy Scams

Child Identity Theft Has Long-Term Consequences

Child Identity Theft Has Long-Term Consequences

Think only adults can be the victims of identity theft? Think again! More than a million children have their identities stolen every year. This can have a long-term impact on their lives, from difficulty establishing their own credit to trouble getting student loans or buying homes in the future. A …

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Con Artists Stole Billions in COVID Unemployment Aid

Con Artists Stole Billions in COVID Unemployment Aid

In December, California authorities raided a strip mall store in Garden Grove. Within, they found a scam that was so audacious that it boggles the mind. The scammers who were running the illicit operation were helping to register “clients” as unemployed in order to rake in juicy unemployment benefits that …

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Senior Travel Scams Could Hit Hard This Year

Senior Travel Scams Could Hit Hard This Year

Scams and frauds of all stripes are on the rise. Thanks to the unprecedented uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have lost millions upon millions of dollars to these criminals. One type of scam we have not discussed here targets seniors who are planning to travel. Although most of us …

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Beware Fake Distance Learning Tools

Beware Fake Distance Learning Tools

As we enter the school year with an unprecedented amount of uncertainty, scammers are eagerly seizing their opportunity. With parents scrambling to outfit their kids for distance learning, or coping with new requirements for in-classroom education, the market is flooded with frauds. Online Shopping Scams on the Rise Jason Meza, …

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