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Beware of Fake Cashier's Checks in Craigslist Transactions

Beware of Fake Cashier's Checks in Craigslist Transactions

Beware of buyers on Craigslist who only want to pay for your item with a cashier's check, then overpay you for your items—they're trying to steal money from you.

Fake Escrow: Craigslist Users Beware of This Common Scam

Fake Escrow: Craigslist Users Beware of This Common Scam

Escrow services are supposed to keep your money safe, but in this Craigslist scam, these escrow sites will do more damage than good.

Avoid Paying for a Pet via a Cash App Deposit—It's a Scam!

Avoid Paying for a Pet via a Cash App Deposit—It's a Scam!

Keep your money safe by only paying for your new pet once you have the pet in your possession and avoid using Cash App.

Common eBay Gift Card Scams & How to Protect Yourself
28 April 2022 |

Common eBay Gift Card Scams & How to Protect Yourself

Don't trust anyone who asks for payment via eBay gift cards, even if they claim they are from a legitimate company or government agency.

OfferUp Car Scams: Red Flags to Look Out For

OfferUp Car Scams: Red Flags to Look Out For

Buying a car on OfferUp may be a cheaper option, but it doesn't come without risks.

Common eBay Motors Scams & How to Avoid Them

Common eBay Motors Scams & How to Avoid Them

Don't fall victim to eBay Motors scams. Know the red flags, such as not being able to see the car in person first, a pushy seller, or a strange payment method.

Signs of OfferUp Email Scams & How to Protect Yourself
11 March 2022 |

Signs of OfferUp Email Scams & How to Protect Yourself

You can buy almost anything on OfferUp—but unfortunately, you can get sold out just as easily, especially through a number of different OfferUp phishing scams.

Minimize Your Risk of Falling for Online Puppy Scams

Minimize Your Risk of Falling for Online Puppy Scams

Stay cautious when buying pets from private sellers online—many listings could be fake with scammers attempting to steal your money.

Cash App Rental Scam: Don't Fall For These Common Tricks
11 January 2022 |

Cash App Rental Scam: Don't Fall For These Common Tricks

Scammers are taking advantage of renters desperate and in a rush to find a new home, stealing thousands from innocent people.

Know the Telltale Signs Of Fake Cashier's Check Scams
13 December 2021 |

Know the Telltale Signs Of Fake Cashier's Check Scams

When selling items online, accepting a cashier's check for payment can be a risky business as scammers use fake cashier's checks to steal from you.

Guides To Protect Against Online & Digital Scams

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Common LinkedIn Scams to Watch Out For
13 June 2022 |

Common LinkedIn Scams to Watch Out For

LinkedIn has become one of the most impersonated brands and targets of scammers. Learn how to protect yourself and use the platform safely.

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Beat OfferUp Scams and Stay Safe When Buying or Selling
23 March 2022 |

Beat OfferUp Scams and Stay Safe When Buying or Selling

One of the fastest-growing retail channels, OfferUp is a prime target for scammers, taking advantage of private sellers and buyers.

How to Spot a Fake Louis Vuitton Belt Before You Buy

How to Spot a Fake Louis Vuitton Belt Before You Buy

You're finally ready to pull the trigger on that Louis Vuitton belt you've been eyeing, but before shelling out the big bucks, use these tips to make sure you're not getting ripped off.

How to Report Craigslist Scams and Protect Your Money
5 January 2022 |

How to Report Craigslist Scams and Protect Your Money

Craigslist scams are more common than we'd like, but there are steps to take to help keep yourself (and others) safe.

5 Holiday Scams Waiting to Steal Your Joy This Season
20 December 2021 |

5 Holiday Scams Waiting to Steal Your Joy This Season

Whether you donate to a charity this season or buy your family a new puppy, scammers are eagerly waiting to trick you into giving up your personal information in these holiday scams.

News About Online & Digital Scams

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Roe vs. Wade Overturned: Abortion Rights in Your State

Roe vs. Wade Overturned: Abortion Rights in Your State

Find out what the overturning of Roe vs. Wade means for abortion rights in your state.

Searches for "COVID Vaccine 5G" Hit All-Time High, But Microchips Definitely Not in Vaccine
2 February 2022 |

Searches for "COVID Vaccine 5G" Hit All-Time High, But Microchips Definitely Not in Vaccine

The number of people searching for the term "COVID vaccine 5G" on Google has just hit an all-time high, but there's one way to be sure that there are no microchips.

Social Media: The New Favorite Amongst Scammers
1 February 2022 |

Social Media: The New Favorite Amongst Scammers

Social media platforms are possibly the most used tools in committing fraud, responsible for $770 million in losses.

Beware When Scanning QR Codes, Even for Menus
20 January 2022 |

Beware When Scanning QR Codes, Even for Menus

The FBI is warning Americans about a new scam circulating in the country involving fraudulent QR codes in public places.

$30M Worth in Counterfeit Goods Seized in Los Angeles
2 December 2021 |

$30M Worth in Counterfeit Goods Seized in Los Angeles

Fake Gucci, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton handbags and clothing were just some of the items found in a large shipment of counterfeit goods coming in from China.