While there is no shortage of scams, some deserve special recognition for being especially sneaky.This year — just in time for National Consumer Protection Week — we’d like to spotlight scams that really stood out for the heights of trickery that identity thieves scale to con their victims. “We reviewed more than a dozen popular scams… Read More
The quintessential phishing scam goes something like this: An email arrives in your inbox, purporting to be from a financial institution, retailer or other company with which you do business. Some urgent matter requires your attention – perhaps you need to confirm a charge on your account, for instance. You’re then provided with a link… Read More
Anyone with an email account knows that phishing is one of the most common fraud tactics used by online criminals these days. And of those billions of phishing emails, almost 75% of the scam messages pretend to be from “eBay” or “PayPal.” Just this morning, I deleted about 30 very authentic looking eBay messages from my personal email account.