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Amazon Brushing Scam: Receiving Packages You Didn't Order
3 December 2021 |

Amazon Brushing Scam: Receiving Packages You Didn't Order

Received an Amazon package that you didn't order? Check your account—scammers could be posting fake reviews on your behalf.

Shipping Scams Use Fake Emails to Steal Your Information
1 December 2021 |

Shipping Scams Use Fake Emails to Steal Your Information

Scammers are sending convincing emails, posing as shipping companies and online shopping sites, in order to collect your personal information.

Amazon OTP Delivery Email: Protection Against Fraud
8 September 2021 |

Amazon OTP Delivery Email: Protection Against Fraud

You can fight scammers who order big-ticket items from your Amazon account with a one-time password that stops them from receiving the item.

Have You Claimed Amazon Rewards Credit? You May Have Been Scammed
13 July 2021 |

Have You Claimed Amazon Rewards Credit? You May Have Been Scammed

Don't get too excited if you receive a text message from "Amazon" claiming you've won a prize—scammers are impersonating the brand in this phishing scam.

Amazon Gift Card Scams: Stay Safe, Never Pay Via Gift Cards

Amazon Gift Card Scams: Stay Safe, Never Pay Via Gift Cards

If anyone asks for payment via Amazon gift cards, it's likely a scam, especially if it's someone claiming to be from a government agency.

Brushing Scams: Receiving Packages You Didn't Order
12 July 2021 |

Brushing Scams: Receiving Packages You Didn't Order

Although somewhat harmless, being a target of a brushing scam can mean your information is compromised and could lead to more harmful scams.

How Do You Beat Gift Card Scams? Never Pay Using Gift Cards

How Do You Beat Gift Card Scams? Never Pay Using Gift Cards

Beating this scam is simple—don't pay for anything using gift cards and don't give anyone you don't know or trust your gift card information.

How to Beat Amazon Scam Calls: Red Flags To Watch Out For
16 April 2021 |

How to Beat Amazon Scam Calls: Red Flags To Watch Out For

If you receive a call from Amazon about suspicious activity on your account, it's likely a scam, and you should hang up immediately.

How to Beat the 'Amazon Prime Renewal' Scam Call: Red Flags
9 April 2021 |

How to Beat the 'Amazon Prime Renewal' Scam Call: Red Flags

This scam starts with a recorded message about an early (or unwanted) Amazon Prime renewal. To 'cancel' you will unknowingly be transferred to a scammer impersonating 'Amazon.'

Craigslist PayPal Scam: Signs of This Scam To Watch Out For

Craigslist PayPal Scam: Signs of This Scam To Watch Out For

If a buyer on Craigslist insists on only using PayPal to transfer money to you, be careful not to click on any links that they send you or you receive via email from PayPal.

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Refurbished iPhones: They're Cheaper, But Are They Worth It?
2 December 2021 |

Refurbished iPhones: They're Cheaper, But Are They Worth It?

If you need a new iPhone but don't want to pay close to $1,000 for one of the latest models, you may want to check out refurbished models—you could save yourself hundreds of dollars.

How Much You Really Save on Black Friday: Amazon Tech Prices Compared
24 November 2021 |

How Much You Really Save on Black Friday: Amazon Tech Prices Compared

Just how good are Amazon Black Friday deals? We compare the prices of some of the most popular tech in the lead-up to and post Black Friday.

7 Easy & Effective Ways to Stop Porch Pirates
12 November 2021 |

7 Easy & Effective Ways to Stop Porch Pirates

With online shopping on the rise, these 7 tips and tricks can help you stop porch pirates from stealing your packages this holiday season.

How to Tell if Nikes Are Fakes: From Tags to the Stitching
20 August 2021 |

How to Tell if Nikes Are Fakes: From Tags to the Stitching

Nike is one of the biggest brands targeted by counterfeiters and scammers—be extra careful with Nike products from non-official retailers as you could end up with a fake.

Authentic NFL Jerseys: How to Spot a Fake from the Real Deal
19 May 2021 |

Authentic NFL Jerseys: How to Spot a Fake from the Real Deal

Buying genuine NFL jerseys can be tricky, especially if you're trying to find a bargain. Chances are, you're going to find a lot of counterfeits.

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Nike Teams Up with U.S. Customs to Stop Counterfeiters
23 August 2021 |

Nike Teams Up with U.S. Customs to Stop Counterfeiters

Nike is taking a stand against counterfeiters and stopping fake products before they hit U.S. soil.

RobinHood Customers Are About to Be Phished—Here's What it Will Look Like (Examples)
18 November 2021 |

RobinHood Customers Are About to Be Phished—Here's What it Will Look Like (Examples)

Robinhood's latest data breach of 5 million email addresses means that Robinhood users are about to encounter a wave of phishing attempts.

Robinhood Users: Look Out for Scams Following Data Breach
9 November 2021 |

Robinhood Users: Look Out for Scams Following Data Breach

Robinhood recently suffered a massive data breach, exposing the information of millions of users.

$3.38 Million Lost in Squid Game Cryptocurrency Scam
2 November 2021 |

$3.38 Million Lost in Squid Game Cryptocurrency Scam

Jumping on a social media or entertainment trend isn't always a good idea, especially when it comes to cryptocurrency.

UK Teen Uses Google Ads to Lure Victims to His Scam Website
28 October 2021 |

UK Teen Uses Google Ads to Lure Victims to His Scam Website

A teenager was found guilty of money laundering and fraud after scamming several people out of thousands of dollars.