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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 the Nigerian Prince Scam Has Evolved & How to Protect Yourself

How the Nigerian Prince Scam Has Evolved & How to Protect Yourself

Arm yourself with information on how this scam works and the red flags to watch out for to protect your bank account from these thieves.

Elderly Targeted in Sweepstakes Scams: A Lesson to Remember
27 September 2021 |

Elderly Targeted in Sweepstakes Scams: A Lesson to Remember

Read how an actual sweepstakes scheme unfolded and scammed an elderly couple out of $800,000, as told by investigative consultant and ex-DEA Special Agent, Jason James.

Extortion Schemes: How Scammers Impersonate Law Enforcement & What To Do

Extortion Schemes: How Scammers Impersonate Law Enforcement & What To Do

Scammers use fear tactics and impersonate law enforcement to trick you into sending them money but armed with the right knowledge, you can beat them.

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.

Apple Pay Scams: How to Beat the Thieves Who Are After Your Money
5 August 2021 |

Apple Pay Scams: How to Beat the Thieves Who Are After Your Money

Apple Pay may be a convenient way to send money, but it's also become a favorite among scammers looking to make a quick buck at your expense.

How to Beat Airbnb Payment Scams That Can Leave You Stranded
30 July 2021 |

How to Beat Airbnb Payment Scams That Can Leave You Stranded

When booking your next travel destination via Airbnb, be sure to always pay using the site's online system, or you could be scammed out of your money.

PayPal Charity Scams: Scammers Use Fake Charities to Rob You
19 May 2021 |

PayPal Charity Scams: Scammers Use Fake Charities to Rob You

These scams target those who want give back, preying on your generous nature to scam you out of your money.

Cash App Rental Scam: The Big Red Flags to Look Out For
10 May 2021 |

Cash App Rental Scam: The Big Red Flags to Look Out For

Scammers are taking advantage of renters desperate and in a rush to find a new home, stealing thousands from innocent people.

How to Beat Grandparent Scams: Top Tips To Keep Seniors Safe
5 May 2021 |

How to Beat Grandparent Scams: Top Tips To Keep Seniors Safe

Scammers have taken to posing as relatives of senior citizens in an attempt to steal hundreds and even thousands of dollars by playing the sympathy card.

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PayPal Protection for Buyers and Sellers: Keeping You Safe

PayPal Protection for Buyers and Sellers: Keeping You Safe

The great thing about using PayPal when buying or selling things is that you're (for the most part) protected from fraud and scammers.

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.

15 Ways to Protect Your Bank Account from Scammers

15 Ways to Protect Your Bank Account from Scammers

Keeping your bank account and money secure isn't as simple as keeping your PIN a secret. Hackers and scammers find numerous ways to gain access to your funds.

Top 10 Tips to Stay Safe Online: Avoid Scams and Hackers

Top 10 Tips to Stay Safe Online: Avoid Scams and Hackers

Scammers and hackers are everywhere online, but that doesn't mean we need to disconnect. These tips will help you stay safe online.

Beat Cash App Scams and Stay Safe When Transferring Money

Beat Cash App Scams and Stay Safe When Transferring Money

Cash App may be a convenient way to send and receive money from friends and family, but it's also a common target for scammers who are out for your money.

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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.