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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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Inside The Mind Of A Scammer

The world, unfortunately, has little insight into the types of people who are scammers, along with the signs to look for when dealing with potential scams. How do we know who would become a scammer, and why are some people prone to scam? Are there other motives besides greed? Deceiving others to get what you […]

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Scam Prevention Tips For Seniors

It’s an extremely sad reality that we live in a world where bad people can take advantage of senior citizens over the internet and scam them out of money. Many seniors aren’t as used to technology as the younger generations who have grown up with it are, and are more likely to fall for an […]

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What You Need To Know About The Risks Of Public Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi has become easily accessible from virtually anywhere in the world. The workplace has evolved outside the confines of office space. You are now able to access the internet at a coffee shop, on the train and even in the park. With the rise in the ease of accessibility of Wi-Fi, it does bring about […]

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Internet Scamming Tactics: Social Engineering

In the age of social media and almost everything from banking to news sites requiring you to set up an online account, it is becoming more and more difficult for the average person to protect themselves from the sheer amount of scams that now exist. One of the biggest internet scamming tactics used today makes […]

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