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Wait! That Walmart Giveaway Text May be a Scam!
24 May 2022 |

Wait! That Walmart Giveaway Text May be a Scam!

Fake texts are being sent to consumers claiming a hefty sum is waiting for them on a Walmart gift card, but falling for this scam puts you at risk of identity theft.

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How to Avoid PayPal Shipping Label Scams: Top Tips
1 July 2022 |

How to Avoid PayPal Shipping Label Scams: Top Tips

PayPal is a convenient way to pay for online purchases and has a reputation for safety and security. But scammers still find a way to use PayPal to help them steal products.

PayPal Shipping Scams: Tips to Protect Your Money and Items
29 June 2022 |

PayPal Shipping Scams: Tips to Protect Your Money and Items

Scammers take advantage of PayPal's buyer protection program to scam sellers out of their money and items for sale.

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.

How to Avoid CBD Scams & Buy the Right CBD Oils
27 June 2022 |

How to Avoid CBD Scams & Buy the Right CBD Oils

With many people opting for CBD products as a natural alternative to prescription drugs, it's important to know what to look for in CBD oils and other cannabinoids products.

WhatsApp Free Heineken Beer: A Father’s Day Scam
17 June 2022 |

WhatsApp Free Heineken Beer: A Father’s Day Scam

New WhatsApp scams are making the rounds in the lead-up to Father’s Day 2022—here’s what you need to know.

Beware of the Parcel Tracking Text Scam
16 June 2022 |

Beware of the Parcel Tracking Text Scam

Delivery companies like FedEx, USPS, and UPS are being impersonated in text messages instructing recipients to visit a scam website—here's what you need to know.

Beware of USPS Scam Text Messages—Don't Click the Link
13 June 2022 |

Beware of USPS Scam Text Messages—Don't Click the Link

Receive a text message about a USPS delivery? If it contains a link, it's a scam—don't click the link!

Fake Amazon Calls Expose Users to Phishing Attempts
6 June 2022 |

Fake Amazon Calls Expose Users to Phishing Attempts

If you receive a call from Amazon about suspicious activity on your account, it's likely a scam, and you should hang up immediately.

How to Beat "Amazon Prime Renewal" Phone Scams

How to Beat "Amazon Prime Renewal" Phone Scams

This scam starts with a recorded message about an early (or unwanted) Amazon Prime renewal. To 'cancel,' you will unknowingly be transferred to a scammer impersonating 'Amazon.'

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How to View Your Amazon Archived Orders & Hide Search History

How to View Your Amazon Archived Orders & Hide Search History

If you share your account with multiple users, archiving your past orders is a good way to keep others from seeing your orders and ruining a surprise or seeing private orders.

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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Roe vs. Wade Overturned: Abortion Rights in Your State

Roe vs. Wade Overturned: Abortion Rights in Your State

Find out what the overturning of Roe vs. Wade means for abortion rights in your state.

Searches for "COVID Vaccine 5G" Hit All-Time High, But Microchips Definitely Not in Vaccine
2 February 2022 |

Searches for "COVID Vaccine 5G" Hit All-Time High, But Microchips Definitely Not in Vaccine

The number of people searching for the term "COVID vaccine 5G" on Google has just hit an all-time high, but there's one way to be sure that there are no microchips.

Social Media: The New Favorite Amongst Scammers
1 February 2022 |

Social Media: The New Favorite Amongst Scammers

Social media platforms are possibly the most used tools in committing fraud, responsible for $770 million in losses.

Beware When Scanning QR Codes, Even for Menus
20 January 2022 |

Beware When Scanning QR Codes, Even for Menus

The FBI is warning Americans about a new scam circulating in the country involving fraudulent QR codes in public places.

$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.