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Cryptocurrency Scams Are On The Rise

Digital currency is the new trend that has gained rapid popularity and adoption from clients. However, this popularity has also led to an increase in cryptocurrency scam cases. Since its inception in 2008, critics and investors have always pointed fingers at the immutable ledger that blockchain technology provides. The lack of a regulation mechanism has […]

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Scams May Change, But How We Catch Them Stays The Same

In today’s world, new scams are inevitable. The best way to beat them is to know how to spot them before you become a victim. Although scams are always changing, the way we spot them stays the same. Unfortunately, there are always going to be opportunists who want to take advantage of other people. When […]

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Car Rental Fraud: The Latest In Travel Scams

With the government gradually lifting pandemic restrictions, everyone wants to catch a breath of fresh air. The number of people traveling for leisure has shot tremendously, causing a shortage of rental cars. According to information from the Federal Trade Commission, this has led to an upsurge of car rental fraud cases. Travelers are also having […]

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Hackers Are Targeting Employees Returning To Work

Hackers are always alert. They take advantage of any situation that makes it easy to steal vital security information from their targets. Currently, with the breakthrough of the COVID-19 vaccines, many companies are recalling employees to their offices. To online fraudsters, this seems like an opportunity to try new hacking tactics. Their main victims are […]

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What’s The Deal With Car Warranty Scams?

Most people receive a number of robocalls about their expired car warranty each week, even if they don’t own a vehicle. If you’ve missed a call before, it’s likely that you got caught in one of these traps. This article discusses why these car warranty scams happen, what to do if you get one, and […]

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USPS Text Message Scams

Technology is advancing at a rapid pace, and our accessibility as resources is becoming easier and easier. USPS text message scams are the latest in making victims out of online shoppers expecting packages to arrive from their mail carriers. USPS text message scams have been dubbed ‘smishing’ which is a form of fraud through SMS […]

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Grandparent Scams Are On The Rise

Grandparents are softies when it comes to their grandchildren, a fact that scammers take advantage of. As scammers get bolder, their tactics change. Being wise to their plans and methods will help you not to fall prey to their schemes and end up out of pocket. Here is everything you and your older loved ones […]

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BEC Scams Lost Nearly $2 Billion In 2020

According to the 2020 Internet Crime Report by the FBI, BEC (Business Email Compromise) scams resulted in a loss of nearly 2 billion dollars last year. The FBI’s Crime Complaint Centre received over 19000 reports of BEC scams in 2020 which accounted for 45% of the total losses reported to the Bureau. To demonstrate the […]

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Why The Government Must Step Up To Combat Online Scams

People have been scamming each other since the beginning. But in our technological age, online scams are one of the most common and convenient ways to prey on people’s finances. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there were 791,790 complaints of internet crime reported in 2020 – that’s a 69% increase since 2019. These […]

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Tips To Avoid Falling For Fraudulent Website Scams

Falling for fraudulent websites and scams in 2021 can take a serious toll on your bank balance. Shopping online has become essential since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic but has also acted as a catalyst for online shopping scams. Because of the pandemic, most of us are spending more time at home. And since […]

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