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Scam Alert: Don’t Fall for This Fake Package Delivery Text
Scam Alert: Don’t Fall for This Fake Package Delivery Text Scams & Rip-Offs December 15, 2020
If you're among the millions of online shoppers waiting for packages to be delivered to your door this holiday season,…
Report: Top 5 Email Scam Subject Lines Right Now
Report: Top 5 Email Scam Subject Lines Right Now Scams & Rip-Offs October 19, 2020
Can you tell a scam email just from its subject line? A recent report from KnowBe4, a security awareness training…
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Warning: Watch Out for This Bill Scam Scams & Rip-Offs August 20, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has many people worried about their finances and trying to hang onto every penny. Money expert Clark…
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Scam Alert: Beware of Phone Calls From These Area Codes Scams & Rip-Offs August 11, 2020
IRS scammers are up to their old tricks again! One of the most common phone scams every year happens when…
3 Warning Signs of a Telemedicine Scam
3 Warning Signs of a Telemedicine Scam Scams & Rip-Offs August 5, 2020
The use of elemedicine has exploded this year. But so have telemedicine scams. To keep your wallet in good health,…
Scam Alert: How to Avoid Fake Coronavirus Tests
Warning: Scam Targets People Trying to Get COVID-19 Tests Scams & Rip-Offs May 21, 2020
If you’re one of the many people trying to get a COVID-19 test due to the coronavirus pandemic, the first…
Coronavirus Scams: How to Protect Yourself
Coronavirus Scams: How to Protect Yourself Scams & Rip-Offs March 16, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic isn't just creating anxiety across the nation and much of the world, but also new opportunities for…
Scam Alert: Why You Should Never Abbreviate 2020
Scam Alert: Why You Should Never Abbreviate 2020 Scams & Rip-Offs January 6, 2020
It may be a new year, but criminals are up to their old tricks in new ways — and one…
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Beware of These Gift Card Scams for the Holidays Scams & Rip-Offs December 4, 2019
The holiday season may be marked by good cheer and glad tidings but it's also the season for scams —…
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Don’t Make This Big Mistake When You Renew Your Driver’s License Scams & Rip-Offs October 9, 2019
Renewing your driver's license used to be kind of a pain. It almost always involved a trip to the DMV…
Watch out for this Medicare phone scam
Warning: Watch out for this new Medicare phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs August 29, 2019
Older Americans are being targeted by scam callers that ask for the personal information found on Medicare cards, a government…
Using a voice assistant to make calls? Here's how not to get scammed
Using a voice assistant to make calls? Here’s how not to get scammed Scams & Rip-Offs August 22, 2019
The Better Business Bureau is warning that voice search scams are on the rise as criminals have found a way…
Fake scam websites: How to avoid
Warning: Beware of fake airline sites when booking travel Scams & Rip-Offs August 15, 2019
The hurry associated with booking an airline ticket can have disastrous results if you're not careful. That's because fake airline…
Approached by a parking lot repairman? How to avoid dent repair scams - Dent repair scam how to avoid
Warning: Scammers are targeting people in parking lots Scams & Rip-Offs August 12, 2019
An old scam is back on the streets and people are still falling for it. The dent repair scam works…
How to spot a fake online store in 4 easy steps
How to Spot a Fake Online Store in 6 Easy Steps Scams & Rip-Offs July 25, 2019
The prevalence of fake online stores can make shopping on the internet dangerous. But you can spot a bogus online…
Worst area codes for spam calls: Report
The 10 worst area codes for spam calls: Is yours on the list? Scams & Rip-Offs June 26, 2019
Are you getting bombarded with spam calls on your cell phone? You're not alone. A new report from call blocker…
Google calendar phishing scam: How to avoid it
Avoid Google Calendar phishing scams with these 4 steps Scams & Rip-Offs June 18, 2019
A new scam targeting people who use Google Calendar makes them vulnerable to phishing attacks. Criminals have figured out a…
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Check your credit card statements for these bogus charges now Scams & Rip-Offs June 5, 2019
Criminals are using Apple iTunes purchases to steal from unsuspecting consumers, according to news reports. The way this particular crime…
How to stop junk calls on your landline - The government is finally getting serious about robocalls
How to stop junk calls on your landline phone Scams & Rip-Offs May 30, 2019
We've told you how to stop junk calls on your cell phone, but you may be having the same problem…
Google Play gift card scam: How to avoid being victimized
Google Play gift card scam: How to avoid it Scams & Rip-Offs May 29, 2019
Millions of people download apps and games on the Google Play platform, but you should know that scammers are also…
USPS change of address scam: How to spot it
USPS change of address scam: How to spot and avoid it Scams & Rip-Offs May 24, 2019
If you're relocating into a new apartment or home, you need to be aware of a relatively new version of…
How to limit Venmo, Zelle or PayPal scams once and for all
The #1 thing you need to do if you use PayPal, Venmo or Zelle for payments Scams & Rip-Offs May 23, 2019
Payment apps have made life easier for mobile phone users in a big way, but there have been some serious…
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How to get a patent on your invention without getting scammed Scams & Rip-Offs May 21, 2019
If you're a would-be inventor, you've probably seen ads on TV promising patent help and offering to take your invention…
Microsoft Windows tech support scam call: 4 ways to protect yourself
Watch out for this Microsoft Windows tech support scam Scams & Rip-Offs May 6, 2019
A particular type of scam phone call is making the rounds again and victimizing unsuspecting people. This time, it's the…
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Warning: Don’t fall for this new Social Security phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs April 29, 2019
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a warning about a new scam that you're going to want to hear! This…
Is Publishers Clearing House a Scam?
Is Publishers Clearing House a Scam? Scams & Rip-Offs April 28, 2019
It can seem too good to be true if you're among the many people who've opened their mail to find…
Phone scam - Social Security scam targets these 10 cities and area codes
10 area codes being targeted by Social Security scammers Scams & Rip-Offs April 15, 2019
Social Security scams are on the rise and people in 10 area codes are prime targets, according to a new…
How to protect yourself against 'virtual kidnappings'
How to protect yourself against the ‘virtual kidnapping’ scam Scams & Rip-Offs March 19, 2019
Although they've been around for years, "virtual kidnappings" are back with a vengeance and there are fresh alerts from law…
New scam spoofs Homeland Security: Here's how to stop it
New scam alert: No, the Department of Homeland Security isn’t calling you Scams & Rip-Offs March 6, 2019
What would you do if the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) called you and started asking personal questions? Criminals…
More people are complaining about this scam than any other
This type of scam cost Americans half a BILLION dollars last year Scams & Rip-Offs March 1, 2019
Whether you're talking to someone on the phone, via email or on social media, it's getting harder and harder to…