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TSA PreCheck Renewal: Beware of Scam Emails
17 November 2021 |

TSA PreCheck Renewal: Beware of Scam Emails

If it's time to renew your TSA PreCheck membership, visit the TSA website directly versus clicking a link in an email—a new scam is underway targeting PreCheck members.

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.

Red Flags of Advance Fee Scams and How to Beat Them

Red Flags of Advance Fee Scams and How to Beat Them

A promise of a large sum of money in return for a fee should raise some red flags—more often than not, it's a 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.

Apple Gift Card Scam: Red Flags of Imposters After Your Money

Apple Gift Card Scam: Red Flags of Imposters After Your Money

Whether it's the IRS, Social Security office, or a relative, be careful with anyone asking for payment via an Apple gift card—it's likely a scam.

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.

Unemployment Fraud: How It Works & How to Stay Safe
24 June 2021 |

Unemployment Fraud: How It Works & How to Stay Safe

As unemployment claims rose higher than ever in 2020, so did cases of unemployment identity theft.

Social Security Scam Mail: Top Tips to Beat Scammers

Social Security Scam Mail: Top Tips to Beat Scammers

If you receive a letter from the SSA or IRS, be sure to check for red flags of a scam before you send back any information—it could be a phishing attempt.

Beware of Social Security Scam Calls and Robocalls

Beware of Social Security Scam Calls and Robocalls

Not every phone call from a government agency is legit, in fact, the majority of calls that have a "Social Security Administration" caller ID are actually from scammers.

Tips to Beat Social Security Phishing Attempts by Scammers

Tips to Beat Social Security Phishing Attempts by Scammers

When a government official contacts you, you tend to take it seriously. But beware, imposters are everywhere and trying to steal your information.

Guides Relating to Government Agencies

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Spot & Avoid These 11 Common Facebook Messenger Scams

Spot & Avoid These 11 Common Facebook Messenger Scams

With every Facebook Messenger scam, the attacker is trying to steal from you—whether they’re after money, login credentials, or other personal information.

CIA Impersonators: How to Protect Yourself From CIA Imposters
2 November 2021 |

CIA Impersonators: How to Protect Yourself From CIA Imposters

CIA impersonators use a number of methods to trick victims, but with the right knowledge, you can avoid protect yourself from getting scammed.

Dangers of Fake IRS Emails & Calls & How to Protect Yourself

Dangers of Fake IRS Emails & Calls & How to Protect Yourself

Scammers pretend to be the IRS, tricking you into giving them your private information or money, but you can beat these scams if you know what to look for.

DEA Impersonators: How to Protect Yourself from "DEA" Phone Scams
12 October 2021 |

DEA Impersonators: How to Protect Yourself from "DEA" Phone Scams

If you get a call from a DEA agent requesting payment for a fine, hang up—this is a scam. Knowing the red flags and how these scams work can help keep your money safe.

FBI Impersonators: How to Protect Yourself From an 'FBI' Scam or Fake FBI Agent
7 October 2021 |

FBI Impersonators: How to Protect Yourself From an 'FBI' Scam or Fake FBI Agent

Don't always trust someone with a badge—if something seems a little off, take the proper steps to protect yourself.

News Relating to Government Agencies

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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.

Government Preps to Dismiss Lawsuit Against Fake University
2 August 2021 |

Government Preps to Dismiss Lawsuit Against Fake University

After enrolling in a fake university set up by ICE, students who lost millions of dollars are to be disappointed by the U.S. government yet again.

Michigan Therapist Loses Life Savings in New Licensing Scam
4 May 2021 |

Michigan Therapist Loses Life Savings in New Licensing Scam

Government authorities warn of a new scam targeting licensed professionals that has left others penniless.

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$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.

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.