Privacy Scams

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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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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Unemployment, Social Security Scams Steal Millions

Unemployment, Social Security Scams Steal Millions

For scammers, chaos is a ladder. In times of crisis, every vulnerability is an opportunity. During the coronavirus pandemic, fraudsters have targeted panicked citizens. Most recently, they went after stimulus checks. But scammers are also trying to steal unemployment benefits and Social Security funds, too. Unemployment Benefit Scams With millions …

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Protect Yourself From This Venmo Scam

Protect Yourself From This Venmo Scam

Whenever we embrace a new technology, the scammer inevitably find a way to use it for their own purposes. That’s the case with digital wallet apps like Venmo. The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to watch out for a new scam that’s on the rise involving these apps. ‘Accidental’ …

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