Watch Out for This Social Security Scam

Identity Theft

Watch Out for This Social Security Scam

Watch Out for This Social Security Scam

The Better Business Bureau issued a warning Monday highlighting an email scam designed to trick recipients into divulging personal information, including names, addresses and Social Security numbers. The scheme involves an email from an account impersonating the Social Security Administration, Service Canada or an organization claiming to represent a government agency. The email says you… Read More

How Credit Cards Protect Sports Fans

Personal Finance

How Credit Cards Protect Sports Fans

How Credit Cards Protect Sports Fans

This is an exciting time of year for sports fans. Football season has just begun, hockey season is around the corner and the baseball playoffs begin next month. At the same time, busy sports fans have scheduling conflicts, and there will always be frugal fans on the sidelines hoping to get a good deal on… Read More

The Newest Debt Collection Scam

Identity Theft

The Newest Debt Collection Scam

The Newest Debt Collection Scam

A debt collection scam in Illinois impersonates the state attorney general in emails threatening debtors with legal action if the debt continues to go unpaid, according to a warning on the office’s website. The scammers claim to be representing Attorney General Lisa Madigan in emails demanding payment. Attached to the emails, recipients will find a… Read More

The Man With 18 Identities

Identity Theft

The Man With 18 Identities

The Man With 18 Identities

There are no shortcuts to excellent credit and the access it provides to useful financial services. But that didn’t stop a Canadian man who allegedly used 17 fake or stolen identities to apply for loans and credit cards in Toronto. Zeeshan Baz now faces charges of fraud, forgery and possession of property obtained by crime,… Read More

What’s the Future of Fraud?

Identity Theft

What’s the Future of Fraud?

What’s the Future of Fraud?

What do you get when you bring together a roundtable of experts who’ve got their finger on the pulse of fraud trends in the U.S.? A room full of people empowered to protect their identities — and spread the word among friends and colleagues. Herb Weisbaum, The Consumerman on NBCnews.com, led the “Fast Forward: 2013… Read More

What Are Ghost Credit Cards?

Personal Finance

What Are Ghost Credit Cards?

What Are Ghost Credit Cards?

In an alleged scheme targeting consumers in need of building their credit, scammers are said to have sent letters promoting semi-secured credit cards that would help boost credit scores. The letters asked people to send hundreds of dollars in deposits to either Freedom 1st National Bank or AmTrade International Bank in order to receive their… Read More

FBI Warns of New ‘Wire Transfer’ Scheme

Identity Theft

FBI Warns of New ‘Wire Transfer’ Scheme

FBI Warns of New ‘Wire Transfer’ Scheme

Criminals are always looking for new ways to rip off consumers when it comes to identity theft, and that trend continued in June as well, with two new scams being reported nationwide. A number of businesses and individuals nationwide have recently received calls from people claiming to be workers in tech support for wire transfer companies, according… Read More

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