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Recognize Fake Bank Reps Calling to Steal Your Information
6 October 2021 |

Recognize Fake Bank Reps Calling to Steal Your Information

A call from your bank isn't always legitimate—imposters pretend to represent your bank to steal your information and money.

Vishing Scams: What They Are and How to Protect Yourself
4 October 2021 |

Vishing Scams: What They Are and How to Protect Yourself

In 2020, almost $20 billion was lost to phone scammers in the U.S. alone. With 165 million robocalls being made every day, it's hard not to be targeted.

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.

Avoid Imposters Stealing Your Money via eBay Gift Card Scams
4 August 2021 |

Avoid Imposters Stealing Your Money via eBay Gift Card Scams

Don't trust anyone who asks for payment via eBay gift cards, even if they claim they are from a legitimate company or 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.

Publishers Clearing House Scam Calls: Red Flags of Imposters

Publishers Clearing House Scam Calls: Red Flags of Imposters

Fabulous wealth and life-changing prizes aren't always what's to be expected after receiving a call from PCH—it could just be a scam to steal your information and money.

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 Phone Fraud

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5 Ways to Verify Callers and Protect Yourself from Scams
15 September 2021 |

5 Ways to Verify Callers and Protect Yourself from Scams

We all know about the dangers of scam emails, but scam phone calls are just as prevalent, remaining a popular way for criminals to steal your money or information.

5 Ways to Avoid Magazine Subscription Scams & How to Subscribe Safely
8 September 2021 |

5 Ways to Avoid Magazine Subscription Scams & How to Subscribe Safely

Magazine subscriptions should be easy. Scammers are everywhere, costing Americans over $300M. We have gathered data from experts to show you who to avoid and who to trust.

Top 7 Scam Call Apps to Block Robocalls and Scammers
11 August 2021 |

Top 7 Scam Call Apps to Block Robocalls and Scammers

You can optimize your phone settings to block scam calls, but you'll likely still get multiple robocalls and unwanted calls throughout the day. These apps can help.

How to Beat Phishing Scams and Keep Your Information Safe
2 August 2021 |

How to Beat Phishing Scams and Keep Your Information Safe

Phishing scams have been around for decades and remain one of the cheapest and easiest ways for scammers to obtain your sensitive information.

How to Beat Apple Scams and Identify Impersonators to Keep Your iPhone Safe
6 May 2021 |

How to Beat Apple Scams and Identify Impersonators to Keep Your iPhone Safe

Apple's popularity has made it a prime target for scammers worldwide, becoming the most imitated company in phishing scams in 2020.

News Relating to Phone Fraud

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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.

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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.

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.