Don’t Get Caught in an Auto Warranty Scam

Don’t Get Caught in an Auto Warranty Scam

If you drive a car and own a phone, you’ve likely been targeted by this scam once or twice – or maybe even a thousand times. It’s the scam that tips the scale on robocalls and takes them from “mild inconvenience” to “royal pain in the neck”. But auto warranty scams are more than just a hopeless nuisance – they can spell financial disaster to

Beware of Digital Kidnapping

Beware of Digital Kidnapping

Most parents warn their kids against taking candy or accepting a ride from a stranger, but there’s a digital equivalent to conventional kidnapping that is unknown to many people. Digital kidnapping happens when a crook takes control of a target’s social media profiles and holds them until a ransom is paid. It can also involve “kidnapping” photos that are posted on

Don’t Get Caught in a Vacation Rental Scam

Don't Get Caught in a Vacation Rental Scam

With prices rising on everything, including hotel stays, record numbers of vacationers are choosing to rent private homes or apartments on sites like Airbnb and Vacation Rentals by Owner (VRBO). Unfortunately, though, vacation rental scams are on the

Don’t Get Caught in a Ukraine Relief Scam

Don’t Get Caught in a Ukraine Relief Scam

As the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues to intensify, the humanitarian crisis is reaching alarming proportions – and people want to help. Individuals across the globe are looking for ways to help Ukrainians during their wartime struggles, primarily by donating money and supplies to charitable funds established for helping

Don’t Get Caught in a Grandparent Scam

Don’t Get Caught in a Grandparent Scam

Scammers will capitalize on anything to pull off another ruse, even the special bond between a grandparent and grandchild. Grandparent scams are not new, but they have gotten a lot more sophisticated in recent years, so they can be difficult to spot. Here’s what you need to know about grandparent scams and how to avoid them. 

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Beware of Job Scams

Beware of Job Scams

It’s an amazing employment opportunity – or is it? Scammers often hijack the job market and ensnare hopeful job seekers into their schemes. If you’re job-hunting, it’s a good idea to review the way these scams play out and how you can avoid them. To help you out, we’ve put together a short primer on what you need to know to stay safe from job scams. 

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Don’t Get Caught in a QR Code Scam

Don’t Get Caught in a QR Code Scam

Scammers never take a break from dreaming up new ways to con people out of their money. Recently, they’ve even been hijacking QR codes to pull scams on innocent victims. Here’s all you need to know about QR code scams and how to avoid them. 

What’s a QR code? 

Before we can explore the details of these scams, let’s

Beware of Sport Ticket Scams

Beware of Sport Ticket Scams

There’s nothing quite like watching sports live. The energy, the cheers, the game! But tickets to live sporting events can be pricey, and scammers know this well. They’ve come up with all sorts of scams involving the sale of sport tickets, and often, they succeed at conning innocent victims out of their money. Here’s what you need to know about sport ticket scams and

Beware of Debt Relief Scams

Beware of Debt Relief Scams

High debt can be a beast, taking huge bites out of a household or personal budget and destroying any chance of financial wellness. To make matters worse, being in high debt can mean being stuck in a desperate cycle that never ends, as payback is often accompanied by high interest rates that make it nearly impossible to get ahead. Unfortunately, scammers know

Don’t Get Caught up in a Tax Return Scam!

Don’t Get Caught up in a Tax Return Scam!

It’s tax season, and while that may mean you’re drowning in forms and paperwork, for scammers it means millions of taxpayers they can potentially dupe out of refunds or scare into making irrational moves. Here’s what you need to know about tax return scams and how to avoid them.

 
How the scams play out

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