Bing Just Banned These Ads for Being Scammy

Personal Finance

Bing Just Banned These Ads for Being Scammy

Bing Just Banned These Ads for Being Scammy

Tech support scammers love taking advantage of Windows and Mac users so they can persuade them to pay exorbitant fees for “repairs.” They also love appearing in online search engines, like Bing, where it’s easy to trawl for new victims. Sadly for the scammers, Microsoft’s search engine banned ads for those tech support services this week, “because of serious quality issues that can impact... Read More

Beware This Year’s Scams of Christmas

Identity Theft

Beware This Year’s Scams of Christmas

Beware This Year’s Scams of Christmas

While the concept “forewarned is forearmed” is true for every day of the year, it’s particularly true during the holidays. December is the time when most of us focus less on our day jobs and more on family, friends, gift giving and celebration. The holidays are a cause for celebration by scammers, phishers and identity... Read More

The Puppy Scam You Need to Know About

Identity Theft

The Puppy Scam You Need to Know About

The Puppy Scam You Need to Know About

The Ohio Attorney General issued a warning to consumers this month about an increasingly common and effective scam tactic: big, adorable puppy eyes. Fraudsters have long used puppies in their quests to fleece consumers of thousands of dollars, and there’s something that makes these operations more hurtful than your garden variety Craigslist scam. As is the... Read More

4 Ways to Spot an Internet Scam

Identity Theft

4 Ways to Spot an Internet Scam

4 Ways to Spot an Internet Scam

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

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