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Avoid Falling Victim To Reshipping Scams

With recent data showing that global e-commerce spending rose about 15% in 2019, totaling worldwide sales to $768 billion, means that more and more people are shopping online. Although it is more convenient, the downside is the rise of reshipping scams. Reshipping scams target people who visit job sites, dating sites, chat rooms and those […]

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How To Avoid Letgo & OfferUp Scams

Letgo and OfferUp scams have been on the rise in recent months, despite efforts to curb the impact of fraudsters in the online buying and selling communities. Letgo and OfferUp are two buying and selling apps, which work in the same ways as Craigslist, giving buyers and sellers of quality secondhand items a platform to […]

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Bereavement Scams On The Rise

If you thought losing a loved one was hard enough, these days, scammers are looking to make it even harder as bereavement scams are on the rise. Your best defense when it comes to scams and fraud tactics whether online or offline is to be aware of how scammers are catching people in their trap […]

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Digital Wallet Scams: Venmo

Digital wallet apps are just one of the many technology innovations that aim to make our life easier. These apps allow users to store credit card details, make payments, and easily send and receive money between friends or family. Although this innovative technology is incredibly convenient and great for promoting a cashless world, it has […]

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Charity Scams On The Rise

The world is more connected than it’s ever been thanks to the internet.  We have everything we need at our fingertips, requiring very little effort on the part of the consumer. We can do our grocery shopping online, clothes shopping, book flights, and plan holidays. The internet has opened up avenues for causes and charities […]

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COVID-19 Health Scams To Look Out For

When there is a sense of threat or vulnerability in the world, there are often a handful of folks who like to take advantage of those who might be at risk. At the moment, during the COVID-19 pandemic, all of us are at risk, however the key when it comes to managing risk is through […]

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Have You Heard About Voice Cloning Scams?

Have you ever wondered if it is possible for fraudsters to clone your voice or the voice of a loved one, and then use it to scam you? Well, according to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) there is a software that internet scammers are using to clone voices. It turns out, this is not just […]

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Common Airbnb Scams You Should Be Aware Of

Today’s world of instant hotels opens up a whole range of new possibilities for travelers. Online platforms like Airbnb make it easy for people to find affordable accommodation in new places they only dreamed of visiting. The unfortunate reality is that when it comes to online platforms, there will always be opportunists who want to […]

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Social Security Scams Continue To Evolve

Everyday a social security scam is taking place somewhere, and anyone, young, or old, can be an easy target. Social security scams are constantly evolving, no one is immune to a scam. Scammers often change their scams so that you won’t be aware of what the latest scams are. What Do Social Security Scams Consist […]

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Scams Rise From The Heightened Alert Of Coronavirus

There’s nothing quite like a breaking global news story to give cyber criminals bait to scam people online. The Coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, known as COVID-19, has been in the media’s spotlight for the last two months as more and more people are testing positive for the virus around the world. As the […]

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