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Warning Signs of Publishers Clearing House Fake Checks

Warning Signs of Publishers Clearing House Fake Checks

If you receive a check in the mail from Publishers Clearing House from winning a sweepstake, don't celebrate just yet.

Avoid Fake Cashier's Checks on Facebook Marketplace
7 July 2021 |

Avoid Fake Cashier's Checks on Facebook Marketplace

Facebook Marketplace may seem like the best place to find a deal, but it comes with the risk of being scammed by scammers with fake checks.

Fake Cashier's Check Scams: How to Spot and Beat Them
29 April 2021 |

Fake Cashier's Check Scams: How to Spot and Beat Them

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.

Protect Yourself From Craigslist Cashier's Check Scams

Protect Yourself From Craigslist Cashier's Check Scams

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.

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Received a Text/Email Asking You to Validate Your COVID-19 Status? It's a Scam

Received a Text/Email Asking You to Validate Your COVID-19 Status? It's a Scam

Scammers are impersonating government departments in an attempt to steal your information in this new COVID-19 scam.

How to Identify a Fake Email from Your Bank & Protect Yourself

How to Identify a Fake Email from Your Bank & Protect Yourself

Scammers impersonate well-known banks, such as Citibank and Chase, to trick you into giving up your sensitive information—learn how to beat these scams.

The "Little Gift" is a Lie! Protect Yourself From Fake Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile Texts
15 October 2021 |

The "Little Gift" is a Lie! Protect Yourself From Fake Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile Texts

If you receive a text message from your cell phone provider containing a link to a "little gift," don't click on it—it's a scam!

Red Flags of Fake Venmo Email Scams Promising A Lot of Money

Red Flags of Fake Venmo Email Scams Promising A Lot of Money

Venmo users are noticing suspicious emails hitting their inboxes with claims of a large sum of money waiting to be transferred by a PayPal user.

Tinder Code Scam Leads to Monthly Porn Subscriptions
7 October 2021 |

Tinder Code Scam Leads to Monthly Porn Subscriptions

The Tinder safe dating scam tricks users into giving up their credit card info to verify their profiles and leads to auto-enrollment in monthly subscription-based porn sites.

Recognize Fake Bank Reps Calling to Steal Your Information
6 October 2021 |

Recognize Fake Bank Reps Calling to Steal Your Information

A call from your bank isn't always legitimate—imposters pretend to represent your bank to steal your information and money.

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9 Things to Do To Avoid Bounced Checks: Best Practices
9 September 2021 |

9 Things to Do To Avoid Bounced Checks: Best Practices

While paper checks are not as common as they used to be, they are still a fairly common form of payment. However, they may not be the safest way of receiving funds.

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Senior Safety: 11 Ways to Protect Against Online Elder Scams
26 October 2021

Senior Safety: 11 Ways to Protect Against Online Elder Scams

Millions of senior citizens fall victim to fraud each year. Learn how to protect yourself or a loved one against elder scams and what to do if you've been scammed.

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

How to Report Scams in Australia
20 October 2021

How to Report Scams in Australia

With so many services available it is hard to work out what to do. We narrow it down to give you the essential information you need to report a scam and get help.

Ultimate Checklist to Protect Your Family From Scams
20 October 2021

Ultimate Checklist to Protect Your Family From Scams

With so many devices and accounts opening you up to various scams, you must protect your family from identity theft and other scams.

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N.J. Man Pleads Guilty to SIM Swapping Conspiracy Stealing Over $500k From Victims
5 October 2021 |

N.J. Man Pleads Guilty to SIM Swapping Conspiracy Stealing Over $500k From Victims

This case shows just why you need to be aware of SIM swapping and how to protect your cell phone number from criminals like this.

Student Loan Scammers Arrested After Stealing $6.1 Million
22 September 2021 |

Student Loan Scammers Arrested After Stealing $6.1 Million

After a 3-year long scam, Angela Mirabella and six others have been indicted on several charges, including grand theft.

FBI Warns Fake COVID Vaccine Cards Could Lead to Prison Time
14 September 2021 |

FBI Warns Fake COVID Vaccine Cards Could Lead to Prison Time

Taking a chance on a fake COVID-19 vaccination card seems like an easy way to get around requirements, but think again before you land yourself in prison.

Beware of this New Scam Involving A Fake Call from CBP
10 September 2021 |

Beware of this New Scam Involving A Fake Call from CBP

Sometimes it just safer not to pick up calls from unknown phone numbers.

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.