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.

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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

All You Need to Know About SIM Swaps

All You Need to Know About SIM Swaps

SIM swapping, also known as SIM swap scams, or SIM hijacking, can be a nightmare for an unwary victim. According to a recent announcement by the FBI(link is external), this

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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

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