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Beirut Charity Scams and More

Beirut Charity Scams and More

Six months into the coronavirus pandemic–and two months away from a contentious election–there hasn’t been a more uncertain time in recent American memory. Scammers thrive in uncertainty, and they’re not letting up as 2020 heats up. To keep yourself, your information, and your bank account safe, we’ve rounded up some …

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Don’t Get Burned by Hot Tub Fraud

Don’t Get Burned by Hot Tub Fraud

Coronavirus fraud is only increasing as the pandemic stretches on into summer. Scammers are looking for every opportunity to exploit this time of uncertainty and frustration. They’re selling fake puppies and stealing private information from first responders. The latest scam to surge during the pandemic? Hot tub fraud. Phishing Scams …

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Digital Currency Scams–Protect Your Investments

Digital Currency Scams–Protect Your Investments

Digital currency scams are big business. It’s estimated that scammers took in over $4 billion in 2019! Cryptocurrency, as it is also called, can be a legitimate investment. But before you sink any real-world money into it, be sure you know exactly what you’re buying. Cryptocurrency Basics This type of …

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4 Classic Cons That Still Work Today

4 Classic Cons That Still Work Today

We hope that no one ever has to suffer the embarrassment and heartache of being swindled. That being said, there’s something fascinating about the classic cons–and their catchy nicknames. These frauds have been around for a long, long time, but they are still effective today. The Melon Drop This scam …

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Beware Home Repair Scams–Red Flags!

Beware Home Repair Scams–Red Flags!

If you’re anything like me, then having someone show up at your house unannounced to sell something is a nightmare. For many homeowners, however, it’s also the beginning of a costly mistake. Scammers claiming to be home repair professionals bilk people out of millions every year. Watch out for these …

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How to Shop Online Safely

How to Shop Online Safely

Online shopping should be safe and easy. Unfortunately, there are some places that give the entire enterprise a bad name. If you’ve been hesitant to use your credit card on the internet to make purchases, here’s what you need to know. Avoid Counterfeits If the price is too good to …

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3 of the Biggest Frauds in History

3 of the Biggest Frauds in History

As long as there have been people, there have been scammers and fraudsters. If you have something–whether it’s millions of dollars or a couple of goats–someone else out there wants to take it. Modern communications have made it easier than ever to commit fraud on a global scale. However, scamming …

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