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How To Check A Website For Scams This Black Friday

As the holidays approach, it can be a challenge to get our shopping done on time. Work, family and social gatherings, can fill up your holiday calendar quickly. A convenient tool during the holiday season is online shopping, which can be done from home, away from crowded stores, and where great deals can be found. […]

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Home Improvement Scams Cost More Than What Is Paid To Scammers

As a home-owner, home repair is an inevitable cost that you will come across. Home renovation is an investment but it is also a draining task. With home improvement scams in the mix, the stress from such a project is taken to new heights. According to Consumer protection agents, in 2011, close to $140 million […]

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The New Phishing Scam: Smishing

As new technology develops, new scamming methods unfortunately develop too! Smishing (or SMS phishing) is the latest phishing scam that is currently circulating through our cell phone messaging systems. Similar to phishing, smishing is a type of mobile fraud in which the scammer attempts to gain confidential or highly personal information. Scammers achieve this by […]

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Phone Scams That Look Legitimate

Phone scams are getting more sophisticated and consumers are paying the price. Where some scams are laughable and obvious, there are other more devious scams like scammers using ID spoofing software to steel people’s money without them being any wiser. These malicious callers are using legitimate companies or corporations to trick consumers into providing sensitive […]

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Have Medicare Scams Decreased With The New ID Cards?

Medicare has taken extra steps against making it possible for Medicare scams to be committed against consumers. Con artists are using the system to steal private information and your Medicare number to steal your identity and commit fraud. Medicare rolled out a new initiative in an attempt to combat these scams. The new Medicare cards […]

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The Art of the Steal: Gift Card Scams, Purchase, and Protection

A popular shopping and gift-giving product is the gift card, particularly during holiday seasons. Unfortunately, with such thoughtful gifts comes the opportunity for gift card scams. We take a closer look at this frustrating scam and help you learn to spot and avoid them. Gift Cards – An Overview Gift cards are offered in most […]

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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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