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Tips to Avoid Fake Lottery Tickets Being Sold as "Winners"
12 January 2022 |

Tips to Avoid Fake Lottery Tickets Being Sold as "Winners"

Always be wary of strangers trying to sell you "winning" lottery tickets that they can't cash in—they're more than likely trying to scam you out of hundreds of dollars.

Cash App Rental Scam: Don't Fall For These Common Tricks
11 January 2022 |

Cash App Rental Scam: Don't Fall For These Common Tricks

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

Genuine Navy Federal Email Or a Fake? 6 Ways to Spot a Scam

Genuine Navy Federal Email Or a Fake? 6 Ways to Spot a Scam

Be careful before clicking on links in Navy Federal emails—scammers impersonate the popular credit union in an attempt to steal your information.

Received an Amazon OTP Text? It Could Be a Scam
22 December 2021 |

Received an Amazon OTP Text? It Could Be a Scam

If you received an Amazon OTP text message out of the blue, it could be a sign that someone else is trying to log into your account.

Be On Alert for Fake COVID-19 Tests That Rip You Off

Be On Alert for Fake COVID-19 Tests That Rip You Off

Need to get tested? Only get tested at healthcare facilities or pharmacies, or buy at-home tests that are FDA-approved.

Amazon OTP Delivery Email: Protection Against Fraud
20 December 2021 |

Amazon OTP Delivery Email: Protection Against Fraud

You can fight scammers who order big-ticket items from your Amazon account with a one-time password that stops them from receiving the item.

Publishers Clearing House Scam Mail: Red Flags

Publishers Clearing House Scam Mail: Red Flags

It may be exciting to receive a letter telling you you've won a huge sweepstakes prize, but before you celebrate, verify the letter first. More often than not, it's a scam.

Publishers Clearing House Scam: Red Flags of Fake Websites
16 December 2021 |

Publishers Clearing House Scam: Red Flags of Fake Websites

When entering PCH sweepstakes to win money and other prizes, make sure you're on the actual PCH website and not a fake version.

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.

eBay Motors Scams May Cost You More Than Just a Car

eBay Motors Scams May Cost You More Than Just a Car

Don't fall victim to eBay Motors scams. Know the red flags, such as not being able to see the car in person first, a pushy seller, or a strange payment method.

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Refurbished iPhones: They're Cheaper, But Are They Worth It?
2 December 2021 |

Refurbished iPhones: They're Cheaper, But Are They Worth It?

If you need a new iPhone but don't want to pay close to $1,000 for one of the latest models, you may want to check out refurbished models—you could save yourself hundreds of dollars.

Protect Yourself from Black Friday Scams: Quick & Easy Tips

Protect Yourself from Black Friday Scams: Quick & Easy Tips

Black Friday may be a great time to snag some deals, but it's also a prime time to be scammed.

7 Easy & Effective Ways to Stop Porch Pirates

7 Easy & Effective Ways to Stop Porch Pirates

With online shopping on the rise, these 7 tips and tricks can help you stop porch pirates from stealing your packages this holiday season.

How Safe are Discount Foods That Have Almost Expired?
31 August 2021 |

How Safe are Discount Foods That Have Almost Expired?

Discount food is usually priced as such because the expiration date is nearing, but how safe is the food that stores are desperately trying to get off the shelves?

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Is Diet Coke Bad For You?

Is Diet Coke Bad For You?

Diet coke may be the best option if you’re counting calories but is it actually doing more harm than good?

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$30M Worth in Counterfeit Goods Seized in Los Angeles
2 December 2021 |

$30M Worth in Counterfeit Goods Seized in Los Angeles

Fake Gucci, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton handbags and clothing were just some of the items found in a large shipment of counterfeit goods coming in from China.

RobinHood Customers Are About to Be Phished—Here's What it Will Look Like (Examples)
18 November 2021 |

RobinHood Customers Are About to Be Phished—Here's What it Will Look Like (Examples)

Robinhood's latest data breach of 5 million email addresses means that Robinhood users are about to encounter a wave of phishing attempts.

Robinhood Users: Look Out for Scams Following Data Breach
9 November 2021 |

Robinhood Users: Look Out for Scams Following Data Breach

Robinhood recently suffered a massive data breach, exposing the information of millions of users.

$3.38 Million Lost in Squid Game Cryptocurrency Scam
2 November 2021 |

$3.38 Million Lost in Squid Game Cryptocurrency Scam

Jumping on a social media or entertainment trend isn't always a good idea, especially when it comes to cryptocurrency.

UK Teen Uses Google Ads to Lure Victims to His Scam Website
28 October 2021 |

UK Teen Uses Google Ads to Lure Victims to His Scam Website

A teenager was found guilty of money laundering and fraud after scamming several people out of thousands of dollars.