The Job Scam That Even You Could Fall For

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The Job Scam That Even You Could Fall For

The Job Scam That Even You Could Fall For

This might be the most sophisticated job scam I’ve ever seen. Thanks to a near-victim, you’ll get a rare chance to see a real pro almost pull off a nearly perfect digital caper. You do things when you are job hunting that you wouldn’t normally do. You meet strangers. You share a lot of personal... Read More

Beware This New Twist on the Old Counterfeit Check Scam

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Beware This New Twist on the Old Counterfeit Check Scam

Beware This New Twist on the Old Counterfeit Check Scam

It seems scammers have found yet another way to con victims out of their money, this time using credit cards and bank accounts. It’s a new spin on an old scam that often involves counterfeit checks. And it’s something Greenville, South Carolina, resident Judy Guyton learned the hard way after checking her bank account online, according to... Read More

Watch Out for Charity Scams After the Orlando Shooting

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Watch Out for Charity Scams After the Orlando Shooting

Watch Out for Charity Scams After the Orlando Shooting

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, many want to help victims and their families by giving donations. Unfortunately, scammers may try to take advantage of their kindness. “Scammers depend on heightened emotion and often follow closely behind tragic events,” Holly Salmons, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Central Florida, said in a... Read More

iTunes Gift Card Scams Are Flourishing

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iTunes Gift Card Scams Are Flourishing

iTunes Gift Card Scams Are Flourishing

iTunes gift cards have become a common tool for online scammers to wring money out of victims, according to new warnings from Apple and U.S. federal authorities. One agency received a deluge of complaints during a recent weekend, including word from one victim who lost $31,000 in a recent iTunes payment scam, according to the... Read More

7 Questions Every Debt Collector Should Be Able to Answer

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7 Questions Every Debt Collector Should Be Able to Answer

7 Questions Every Debt Collector Should Be Able to Answer

A “debt collector” call can arrive at any time for just about anyone. Even if you’ve never missed a payment on a bill. There’s only one way to protect yourself: Know what questions to ask. Debt collector telemarketing scams are incredibly persistent because they work. “Debt collectors” can sound scary, and when they catch consumers... Read More

Beware: April Fools’ Scams Are No Joke

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Beware: April Fools’ Scams Are No Joke

Beware: April Fools’ Scams Are No Joke

Every year, we see the great jokes businesses play on consumers for April Fools’ Day. While some companies make up faux products, like Starbucks did with the Plenta and Micra cups in 2010, some companies go all out on digital pranks. In 2015, Amazon revamped their site to look like the classic 1999 version and... Read More

8 Scams That Can Ruin Your Vacation

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8 Scams That Can Ruin Your Vacation

8 Scams That Can Ruin Your Vacation

Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this year, which means spring is right around the corner. For the winter weary, however, summer is still too far away and the lure of blue-green seascapes under sunny skies is strong. If you’ve decided to take the plunge, remember: Your vacation is supposed to be a time to... Read More

Beware: Scammers Love Valentine’s Day, Too

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Beware: Scammers Love Valentine’s Day, Too

Beware: Scammers Love Valentine’s Day, Too

Valentine’s Day can certainly be stressful. Whether you’re at a loss for what to buy your love or you’re the lamenting the lack of one, you also have to watch out for scammers this time of year. “Scammers play on emotion … and romance is certainly a strong emotion,” the Better Business Bureau said in... Read More

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