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Different Types of Fraud on the Internet

Fraud on the internet is rife as more and more users hop online and conduct their daily business. Scammers have become very intelligent in the way they lure internet users and trick them into paying over their hard-earned money. While the internet remains the most effective way to connect us to the rest of world, […]

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What’s New In The World Of Credit Card Scams

Credit card scams are constantly in the news even though companies and bureaus continue to make significant progress in trying to keep our cards safe. Their efforts have been successful in causing many tried and true scams to nearly die out, but what’s new in the world of credit card scams? Just because credit cards […]

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Avoid These Common Investment Scams

We like to believe that we live in a society that is too informed and smart to fall for common scams, but the truth is that investment scams have come a long way from foreign princes and pyramid schemes. While it is true there are more ways to combat scammers now; the fact is investment […]

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Moneygram Scams – What Are They And How To Avoid Them

Today, wire transfers and P2P (person to person) payments are regularly made between individuals. On the international market these are referred to as remittances, where relatives living abroad wire money to family and friends in their home country. There was a surge in 2016 from $429 billion to $466 billion in 2017. This inflow of […]

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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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