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Red Flags of Advance Fee Scams and How to Beat Them
28 September 2021 |

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.

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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.

Guides Relating to Government Agencies

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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.

The Most Common Facebook Messenger Scams To Watch Out For

The Most Common Facebook Messenger Scams To Watch Out For

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

How to Beat Unemployment Scams: Protect Your Identity

How to Beat Unemployment Scams: Protect Your Identity

In 2020, unemployment fraud increased by almost 3,000%, with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) receiving 394,000 complaints in that year alone.

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U.S. Fraud and Scam Statistics 2020 - $3.3 Billion Lost
14 October 2021

U.S. Fraud and Scam Statistics 2020 - $3.3 Billion Lost

The U.S. saw a massive 45% increase from 2019 to 2020 in reports of fraud, scams, and identity theft and a 1,400% increase in 20 years from 2001.

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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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.