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Sweeping Up On Sweepstake Scams

Sweepstake scams are scams where you are tricked into parting with money and/or your personal details by being informed that you are a winner in a competition. In order to claim your prize you need to provide personal details or pay a “release fee” upfront. How Do Sweepstake Scams Work? You may get a letter […]

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Shimmers Are The New Skimmers

Most people are aware of ATM skimmers, they know what to look out for and if you are careful it is unlikely that you will be fooled by one, but what if you can’t see the skimmer because it is not visible. There is a new form of skimmer being used, versions have been found […]

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A New Social Media Scam

Phishing has been around for decades, it existed long before the beginning of social media scams or even social media and it is only one of the many ways that scam artists are attempting to steal your data. We live in a society where data is incredibly valuable, so what could happen if someone discovers […]

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Phone Number Port Out Scams

AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have tried warning their customers about phone number port out scams however this is still one of the biggest problems for cellular service providers in 2018. But why should it be a problem for you? Well, your number is often used as second form of authentication when you make a purchase […]

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Online Quizzes, Data Mining, & Social Media Scams

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram are all free for their users, this is the great thing about social media. You can connect to your friends and other like-minded strangers without it costing you a cent. Yet this may not be true, especially if the social media scammers have their way. The problem with social media being free […]

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What Can You Do If You Are A Victim of Identity Theft?

With the rise of technology, identity theft has increased too. Identity theft may take many forms. Identity theft is when your personal information such as your ID or social security number is used by a thief to commit an array of crimes. These may include stealing from you or others, making use of services while […]

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Easy Ways to Bust Amazon Scams

As one of the largest online retailers, Amazon is frequently targeted by scammers. All scammer’s end goal is to steal consumers’ money. This means that scams can be very convincing, however there are general tell-tale signs that the seller is not legitimate. To avoid becoming another number on the scammers list, we are going to […]

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Beat Down Online Shopping Scams

The internet is an ever-growing platform and although this brings us closer to one another, it also allows for online shopping scams. As more businesses migrate to the digital marketplace, it becomes even more important to stay informed regarding the mechanics of online shopping scams. There is a dark side to the online world where […]

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Debt Collection Scams 101

When it comes to your money, it pays to tread warily. Debt collections companies are employed by credit granting companies to collect customer debt on their behalf, but appearances can be deceiving and these companies may not always be legitimate. Debt collection scams are rife, and it’s up to you to equip yourself with the […]

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Work From Home Scams – When Is It Too Good To Be True

While the idea of swapping your 9-to-5 office job for a more flexible working environment in the comfort of your own home may sound alluring, one must be wary! Work from home scams are all too common and the modern growing shift towards remote jobs provides the perfect opportunity for these scams to flourish. It […]

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