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Disaster Relief Scams – Hurting Those In Real Need

Disasters such as hurricanes are tragic events, they cause major damage and ruin the lives of thousands of people. Yet there are fraudsters whom are willing to take advantage of the terrible situation. Disaster relief scams really started to show their ugly head after the tragic events of Katrina. Many people were duped out of […]

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How to Spot and Avoid PayPal Account Scams

PayPal has revolutionized how we do business. It has made worldwide payments quick and efficient. Unfortunately, it has also allowed the rise of PayPal account scams. Scam artists have taken full advantage of the benefits of PayPal’s efficiency and ease of use. They have come up with a few novel approaches to stealing your money. […]

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How to Protect Yourself Against Internet Scams

Internet scams are nothing new, for centuries scam artists and fraudsters have been trying to take advantage of gullible people. They may have gotten a few of us here and there, but the number of possible victims was always confined to their physical area of influence. But, now with the advent of the internet, that […]

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What Are Trunk Boxes?

The first thought that comes to mind when you hear “trunk box” is probably a storage container. So, what are trunk box scams you might ask? Trunk boxes are a type of advance-fee or 419 scam – they work by promising an individual/target the prospect of attaining a large sum of money for little to […]

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How to Spot and Avoid Fraudulent Websites

The Internet is populated with fraudulent websites which are used by fraudsters to steal identities, steal credit card information and to steal your money. Fraudulent websites can also be used to spread malware that can give scammers access to your computer and confidential information. When these websites are poorly designed, they are often easy to […]

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Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. Imposter Scam

Celebrity imposter scams are not old news; in fact, the most recent imposter scam had Robert Downey Jr.’s Twitter post go viral! The Iron Man actor posted a message across his social media accounts warning his fans about the imposter, who was appealing to them for money. Downey is well known for his public fundraising […]

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Understanding And Avoiding Online Scams

Online scams come in many different and seemingly innocuous forms, and it is important for your personal and financial safety to know how to spot these before falling prey to them. Below are a collection of the main online scams that you need to be aware of and keep a look out for so that […]

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Lottery Scams – How to Recognize Them

Lottery scams can take the form of telephone scams, mobile scams, postal scams, email scams, and social media scams. These are criminal operations which aim to trick you out of your personal information and your money through nefarious online methods. Forms of Lottery Scams Telephone Lottery Scams Fraudsters will tell you that you have won […]

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Digital Fraud

The internet has allowed people a large amount of freedom. They can socialize and shop from the comfort of their home. Yet this means that more and more of your information is online and if it is online, it can be accessed by hackers and fraudsters. This has led to an explosion in the amount […]

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Avoid Tears by Keeping Updated!

Hackers Use Vulnerabilities The recent ransomware attack had the whole world scrambling to stop it before it dealt too much damage, unfortunately due to human error it had the perfect entry point to millions of computers all around the world. The Wannacry ransomware used a flaw in Windows security to take control of the victim’s […]

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