Don't Get Caught in a Credit Repair Scam!

Don't Get Caught in a Credit Repair Scam!

Everyone wants a great credit score. An excellent score is the key to getting approved for low-rate auto loans, mortgages and more. But a credit score can sometimes need a little help. The numbers might need some minor tweaking, or they might actually be in troubling territory. Just one missed credit card payment can

AI Fraud and How to Protect Yourself

AI Fraud and How to Protect Yourself

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the way we live and work. Unfortunately, though, it’s also revolutionizing the way scammers con unsuspecting victims into sharing their personally identifiable information and their money. Here’s what you need to know about AI fraud and how to protect yourself.

What is AI fraud?

AI fraud is

Beware Check Washing Scams

Beware Check Washing Scams

When Midge Laurin, of Chicago, Illinois, mailed out a $30 check, she had no idea it would be intercepted by a scammer and written out to someone else to the tune of $9,475. Check-washing scams like this are on the rise and can leave victims struggling to reclaim their lost funds for months. Here’s what you need to know about these scams and how to avoid them.

How the scams

Beware of Celebrity Scams

Beware of Celebrity Scams

If you spend any time on social media platforms, you’ve likely been bombarded with posts featuring celebrity-endorsed products. While these promotions can seem like a great way to get access to exclusive products and services, they can also be a gateway for scammers to access your personal information, sell you scammy products and more. Sometimes, victims can even be conned

Don’t Get Caught in a P2P Scam

Don’t Get Caught in a P2P Scam

P2P platforms, like Zelle, Venmo and PayPal, have made life so much easier for many consumers. Paying your friend back for the $20 you borrowed while at the mall, splitting a meal and purchasing a shared gift are now as easy as a few quick screen swipes. Unfortunately, though, P2P scams are rampant and varied. Also, once money is transferred through a P2P

Free Vacation Scams

Free Vacation Scams

Congrats – you’ve won an all-expense paid vacation to the Bahamas! It’s a dream come true! Or is it? Unfortunately, if you receive notification that you’ve landed a free luxury vacation, you’ve likely been targeted by a scam. Here’s what you need to know about free vacation scams and how to protect yourself from falling victim.

How the scams play out

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All You Need to Know About Check Washing

All You Need to Know About Check Washing

Despite the increasing digitization of money management, there is still a place in the economy for paper checks – and along with them, check-washing scams. According to the National Check Fraud Center, check washing has an $815 million annual price tag to U.S. consumers. Unfortunately, instances of check washing often go unnoticed until it’s too late to

Don’t Get Caught in a Non-Delivery Scam

Don’t Get Caught in a Non-Delivery Scam

With the holidays approaching, and online shopping reaching its annual peak, scammers are out in full force to get at your money and your purchases. There are many scams to watch for this time of year, from online “retailers” phishing for information as you shop to brazen porch thieves who swipe delivered packages from doorsteps and so many more.

Don’t Get Caught in an Inheritance Scam

Don’t Get Caught in an Inheritance Scam

Inheritance scams have been around forever, and they’ve only gotten more prevalent with the advent of online communication. Unfortunately, if the victim falls for the scam, they’ll only inherit the loss of funds, identity theft and more. 

Here’s what you need to know about inheritance scams and how to protect yourself.

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Don’t Get Caught in a Social Security Scam

Don’t Get Caught in a Social Security Scam

Social Security scams are already very common, and they’re c the rise. Unfortunately, many of the older adults who receive Social Security benefits can be overly trusting and vulnerable to scams like these. However, with some crucial information and knowledge of how these scams work, you can protect yourself and Social Security beneficiaries

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