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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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Online Shopping Scams & Statistics: 2021 Edition

As the digital age continues to unfold before us, online shopping scams continue to rise. Scammers and internet hackers have a knack for keeping up with all the latest digital trends. Fraudsters from around the world make tons of money each year. By taking advantage of people with little knowledge of the online world, it […]

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BEWARE of Covid-19 Vaccine Scams

Scammers love a time of crisis, and they are more than willing to take advantage of people in need. They pounce when everyone is vulnerable, and hopes are high. The second the vaccine hit the market, a lot of Covid-19 vaccine scams did too. Here’s what you need to know about scams and how to […]

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Don’t Risk Your Money On Investment Scams

As financial desperation becomes more of a reality for many people, more and more people fall for investment scams. Financial scams are also becoming more sophisticated as technology evolves in the area of artificial intelligence. With so many scammers around, it’s important to be able to identify an investment scam. More importantly, how can you […]

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The Latest In Online Romance Scammer Tactics

Over the last decade, technology has given rise to modern forms of social interaction on social media platforms and dating websites. These digital forms of communication technologies give people the ability to overcome physical, social and geographical barriers to building romantic relationships, making it easier to meet new people. In the United Kingdom alone, 6% […]

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Is It A Legitimate Job or Money Mule Recruitment?

As scammers get better, they can more easily and covertly set you up to be a money mule and make you unwittingly take part in a criminal scheme. Here’s how to distinguish between a real job and a dangerous scam that could end up having legal consequences for you. What Is A Money Mule Scam? […]

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The Most Common eBay Scams You Need To Know About

eBay has opened up a wonderful new world for online shopping: a marketplace for previously owned or inexpensive items, where a mutual benefit exists between buyer and seller. Unfortunately, this wonderful online world also means new opportunities for scammers to take advantage and trick people out of money. Since you are essentially buying products from […]

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How Do I Get Rid Of A Scammer?

At Anti-fraud News, we often say that prevention is better than cure when it comes to falling into the trap of a scammer. However, it can happen before we realize, and then it is sometimes too late. Thankfully, we’re covering our top 7 tips to both avoid and get rid of a scammer situation. Knowledge […]

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Romance Scams Targeting The “Lonely & Locked Down”

The global lockdown of 2020 has meant an increase of using mobile and other online devices. Not only are people using technology for research, watching movies, and scrolling out of sheer boredom, many rely solely on their devices for connection with friends and family. The lockdown has cost us a lot when it comes to […]

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