Shopping Scams

Detecting Online Scams Before They Happen

Detecting Online Scams Before They Happen

Having your data breached by an internet scammer feels violating, and it’s extremely difficult to reverse the damage these scammers can cause. If you’re online often, you need to know how to avoid these scams before they even happen. After all, reversing the damage caused by a scammer can take …

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PS5 and Xbox Scam Preys on Impatient Gamers

PS5 and Xbox Scam Preys on Impatient Gamers

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X releases in November of 2020 weren’t exactly smooth. In both cases, the popular consoles sold out rapidly. A combination of factors has come together to make acquiring one of these next-gen consoles a frustrating affair. For one thing, a shortage of semiconductors stemming …

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Prepaid Card Scams: What to Look Out for

Prepaid Card Scams: What to Look Out for

A common type of computer or phone scam involves prepaid gift cards, the kind you’d buy at a convenience store or grocery store. If you’ve ever seen an older person buying an unusual quantity of gift cards at a grocery store checkout line, you might have seen the endgame of …

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Common Holiday Scams to Look Out For

Common Holiday Scams to Look Out For

Around the holidays, people are looking to be charitable and get gifts for their loved ones. This makes it a perfect time for scammers to ply their trade of trying to part hard-working people from their money. Here are some of the more common holiday scams to be on the …

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Holiday Scams: Know Who You’re Donating to

Holiday Scams: Know Who You’re Donating to

Around the holidays, charitable giving increases dramatically. Head to any outlet store and you’ll see volunteers ringing bells and collecting money for various charitable causes. However, how much do you know about the organizations that you’re donating to? It’s important to do your research before you donate so you don’t …

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