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Email & Phishing

Warning: IRS scammers sending fake notices through the mail to steal your money
Warning: IRS scammers sending fake notices through the mail to steal your money Scams & Rip-Offs April 1, 2017
Criminals are constantly finding new ways to con Americans out of money, and the latest attempt involves thieves claiming to be…
Warning: New Apple ID scam will give hackers access to your account, device
Warning: New Apple ID scam will give hackers access to your account, device Mobile & Electronics March 3, 2017
For whatever reason, smartphones have caused people to let their guard down -- and scammers are taking advantage of the…
Don’t ‘like’ a post or page on Facebook without reading this first
Don’t ‘like’ a post or page on Facebook without reading this first Mobile & Electronics February 27, 2017
We've all seen a lot of emotional posts and images on Facebook -- and it's almost second nature for many people to 'like'…
Yahoo warns users that their email accounts may have been hacked, again
Yahoo warns users that their email accounts may have been hacked, again Mobile & Electronics February 16, 2017
For the third time in less than six months, Yahoo is warning users that their email accounts may have been…
3 ways to avoid tax fraud
3 ways to avoid tax fraud Money & Credit January 26, 2017
Tax season has arrived — and unfortunately, that means scammers are on the prowl! So what do you need to know…
Warning: The IRS phone scam is back and more sophisticated than ever
Warning: The IRS phone scam is back and more sophisticated than ever Scams & Rip-Offs January 25, 2017
I got a text from a friend of mine telling me about four phone calls he has received lately -- all claiming…
Warning: This Netflix email requesting your info is a scam that will steal your money
Warning: This Netflix email requesting your info is a scam that will steal your money Scams & Rip-Offs January 16, 2017
While criminals are finding new ways to target consumers every day, there's one type of scam that continues to work over and…
Top 10 scams coming after your money!
Top 10 scams coming after your money! Scams & Rip-Offs January 12, 2017
Scammers are always out to steal your personal information and money -- and 2016 was no exception. Recently, the Better…
How to spot fake coupons online
How to spot fake coupons online Scams & Rip-Offs January 8, 2017
Fake coupons have become more prevalent as more and more companies offer discounts and deals online -- but how do…
An old cash prize scam is back, and it’s coming for your smartphone
An old cash prize scam is back, and it’s coming for your smartphone Scams & Rip-Offs December 21, 2016
'You've won $1 million! All you have to do is send us a small fee and we'll wire you the…
Report: 1 million Google accounts hacked by new malware
Report: 1 million Google accounts hacked by new malware Mobile & Electronics November 30, 2016
Check Point Software Technologies today revealed a data breach that's hit an estimated 1 million Google accounts around the world.…
Scam alert: Fake email from your bank could rob you blind
Scam alert: Fake email from your bank could rob you blind Banks & Banking November 22, 2016
A new email purporting to be from Bank of America claims that your online ID is about to be terminated…
IRS phone scammers busted after stealing over $300 million
IRS phone scammers busted after stealing over $300 million Scams & Rip-Offs October 29, 2016
The IRS phone scam is basically the best gift that keeps on giving for criminals -- as more and more Americans are…
10 most virus-prone online celebrity searches
10 most virus-prone online celebrity searches Mobile & Electronics October 13, 2016
Comedian Amy Schumer tops a new list of the most dangerous celebrities in cyberspace, according to anti-virus software company McAfee.…
How to protect your kids from dangerous criminals online
How to protect your kids from dangerous criminals online Mobile & Electronics August 10, 2016
Picture this: The car is full. You’re navigating by the side mirrors while doing a mental inventory of everything you…
Heads up: How to avoid the PayPal confirmation scam
Heads up: How to avoid the PayPal confirmation scam Computer Scams & ID Theft July 26, 2016
This text message scam can leave you with an empty bank account
This text message scam can leave you with an empty bank account Scams & Rip-Offs July 22, 2016
Smartphone owners, particularly iPhone users, are the target of another new scam. And if you have an iPhone, you may…
7 text messages you should always ignore
7 text messages you should always ignore Mobile & Electronics July 21, 2016
Whether you’re trying to win tickets to a sold-out concert, remind your partner to buy milk, vote for your favorite…
5 ways businesses try to trick you into spending more online
5 ways businesses try to trick you into spending more online Scams & Rip-Offs June 6, 2016
How many times have you ordered something online and noticed that the company tries to slip a magazine subscription into…
Pump and dump scams make a comeback
Pump and dump scams make a comeback Scams & Rip-Offs June 3, 2016
Ever gotten a hot stock tip in your email inbox, supposedly letting you know about some undervalued and unknown company…
How new malware stole millions from customers of 22 U.S. banks
How new malware stole millions from customers of 22 U.S. banks Scams & Rip-Offs April 22, 2016
Phishing and malware scams are everywhere these days -- and if you don't take the necessary steps to protect yourself,…
Ongoing telephone scam targets college students
Ongoing telephone scam targets college students Scams & Rip-Offs April 20, 2016
Read more: Scary new cell phone “SIM swap” scam What to know about a new scam targeting WhatsApp users Don't…
One easy step to avoid falling victim to a phone scam
One easy step to avoid falling victim to a phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs April 11, 2016
Read more: Don't fall for it! The IRS will not call you and ask for money Warning: This text message…
How to avoid email phishing scams this tax season
How to avoid email phishing scams this tax season Scams & Rip-Offs April 10, 2016
As we near the deadline for tax filing, the scamsters are out and about in full force to try to…
Protect your aging family from the “reload” scam
Protect your aging family from the “reload” scam Scams & Rip-Offs March 30, 2016
Read more: 7 Senior Scams And How To Combat Them Top 10 financial scams targeting seniors and how to avoid…
3 social media money scams to watch out for!
3 social media money scams to watch out for! Scams & Rip-Offs March 29, 2016
Maybe you don't love the idea of your parents and grandparents being on social media and constantly commenting on everything you post, but before…
Don’t be fooled by fake emails
Don’t be fooled by fake emails Scams & Rip-Offs February 18, 2016
Read more: Fake eBay email scam warning How to outsmart email 'phishing' scams
Social Security Administration name being used in new scam
Social Security Administration name being used in new scam Scams & Rip-Offs February 9, 2016
If you're receiving Social Security or have relatives who are, you're going to want to be aware of this hot…
Watch out for this Southwest Airlines scam on Facebook
Watch out for this Southwest Airlines scam on Facebook Scams & Rip-Offs February 9, 2016
Facebook is fraught with scams these days.  Now more than ever, you have to be careful what you share on Facebook. Fake…
Beware of Lowe’s phishing scam on Facebook
Beware of Lowe’s phishing scam on Facebook Computer Scams & ID Theft February 5, 2016
Watch out! Another Facebook scam is making the rounds. This time it has to do with Lowe's Home Improvement. Read…
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