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.
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.
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.
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.
As unemployment claims rose higher than ever in 2020, so did cases of unemployment identity theft.
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.
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.
When a government official contacts you, you tend to take it seriously. But beware, imposters are everywhere and trying to steal your information.
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!
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.
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.
Don't always trust someone with a badge—if something seems a little off, take the proper steps to protect yourself.
With every Facebook Messenger scam, the attacker is trying to steal from you—whether they’re after money, login credentials, or other personal information.
In 2020, unemployment fraud increased by almost 3,000%, with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) receiving 394,000 complaints in that year alone.
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.
Sometimes it just safer not to pick up calls from unknown phone numbers.
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.
Government authorities warn of a new scam targeting licensed professionals that has left others penniless.
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.
After a 3-year long scam, Angela Mirabella and six others have been indicted on several charges, including grand theft.