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Student Loan Scams To Keep Your Eye On

It is no secret that student debt is a common problem. Unfortunately, an even bigger problem occurs when students in debt fall victim to scammers. A recent student loan study by Experian revealed that since 2008, student debt in the U.S. had increased by a whopping 129%. This rise in debt creates more opportunities for scammers to trick […]

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What Makes A Scammer Successful

Scam artists are everywhere. Their appearance is no different from you or I. However, the most effective way to spot a scam artist, is to be cognizant of who their victims are. A scammer will prey on the same vulnerable and defenseless person. Who Are Scammers? Not everyone can be scammed. But everyone can be […]

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Taking The “Chill” Out Of These New Netflix Scams

As we are once again consumed by the daily grind, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned of the latest Netflix Scams invading our in-boxes. Scammers are using e-mails masquerading as communication sent out by the company requesting recipients update their personal information, such as payment details, via a click through link.  Recipients of […]

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Spear Phishing Scams – A Focused Attack

You think it’s your bank calling, you answer the phone, and someone introduces himself as a bank official. The caller claims that the bank needs to verify a transaction on your debit card and even confirms some of your personal details, like your full name and the last 4 digits of your social security number. […]

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Red Flags Revealing Online Dating Scams

The world has become a much more interconnected and virtual place. This makes it easy for everyone to socialize on a level never experienced before, but also makes it easier for people to fall victim to online scams. In the online dating space, it has become common for scammers to take advantage of innocent often […]

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Avoid Social Security Scams

With the rise of a new Social Security and Medicare scam, it is important that everyone learn, or refresh their knowledge, on how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from Social Security scams. Let’s take a look a look at how these scams work. Social Security Administration Scam The Acting Inspector General of […]

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Different Types of Fraud on the Internet

Fraud on the internet is rife as more and more users hop online and conduct their daily business. Scammers have become very intelligent in the way they lure internet users and trick them into paying over their hard-earned money. While the internet remains the most effective way to connect us to the rest of world, […]

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What’s New In The World Of Credit Card Scams

Credit card scams are constantly in the news even though companies and bureaus continue to make significant progress in trying to keep our cards safe. Their efforts have been successful in causing many tried and true scams to nearly die out, but what’s new in the world of credit card scams? Just because credit cards […]

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Avoid These Common Investment Scams

We like to believe that we live in a society that is too informed and smart to fall for common scams, but the truth is that investment scams have come a long way from foreign princes and pyramid schemes. While it is true there are more ways to combat scammers now; the fact is investment […]

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Moneygram Scams – What Are They And How To Avoid Them

Today, wire transfers and P2P (person to person) payments are regularly made between individuals. On the international market these are referred to as remittances, where relatives living abroad wire money to family and friends in their home country. There was a surge in 2016 from $429 billion to $466 billion in 2017. This inflow of […]

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