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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.

How Scammers can Hijack Your Phone Through SIM Swapping and How to Stop Them
30 August 2021 |

How Scammers can Hijack Your Phone Through SIM Swapping and How to Stop Them

Losing your cell phone isn't the only way your information and data can be stolen—scammers can steal your phone number and info without you even realizing it.

Dangerous Netflix Scam Emails: How to Identify & Beat These 'Netflix Suspension' Scams
3 August 2021 |

Dangerous Netflix Scam Emails: How to Identify & Beat These 'Netflix Suspension' Scams

That Netflix email may seem genuine, but be sure to look for any red flags of a scam so you don't fall victim to identity theft.

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.

Apple Support Scam: Beware of Callers Impersonating Apple
29 April 2021 |

Apple Support Scam: Beware of Callers Impersonating Apple

If you receive a phone call from Apple Support, it could be a scammer attempting to steal your information and access your accounts.

Beware of Magazine Subscription Scams Asking for Payment
15 April 2021 |

Beware of Magazine Subscription Scams Asking for Payment

Scammers are tricking people into thinking they're paying for subscriptions they don't want, in an attempt to steal your information and money.

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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!

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.

Guides Relating to Identity Theft

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How to Report a Scam Website and Why It's Important

How to Report a Scam Website and Why It's Important

With more than 2 million fake websites online, it's important to report any you come across to help the authorities shut them down and protect others from falling for scams.

How to Place a TransUnion Fraud Alert & Protect Your Credit
20 August 2021 |

How to Place a TransUnion Fraud Alert & Protect Your Credit

Placing a fraud alert can help protect your credit if you've fallen victim to a phishing scam or have had your identity stolen.

How to Place an Equifax Fraud Alert and Protect Your Credit
18 August 2021 |

How to Place an Equifax Fraud Alert and Protect Your Credit

Placing a fraud alert with Equifax can be done in a matter of minutes and can keep you safe from identity theft.

How to Recover from Identity Theft: 7 Steps to Take

How to Recover from Identity Theft: 7 Steps to Take

It's estimated that $13 billion is lost each year to identity thieves. Knowing how to recover is important to minimize your losses and get your life back on track.

How to Place an Experian Fraud Alert: Online, Call, or By Mail
5 June 2021 |

How to Place an Experian Fraud Alert: Online, Call, or By Mail

Placing a fraud alert on your credit report is important when trying to recover from identity theft.

News Relating to Identity Theft

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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.