Second Wave of Stimulus Checks Brings More Scams

Second Wave of Stimulus Checks Brings More Scams

The second wave of stimulus checks only started hitting checking accounts a few weeks ago, and the BBB  and the FTC are already warning of related scams.

According to the FTC, American taxpayers lost more than

Beware Romance Scams

Beware Romance Scams

With COVID-19 forcing more singles to meet and date online, America’s most expensive scam is on the rise(link is external). Romance scams are all over the

Beware COVID-19 Cure Scams

Beware COVID-19 Cure Scams
Beware COVID-19 Cure Scams

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across the planet, the race to find a cure has taken on desperate urgency. Pharmaceutical companies and researchers around the world are scrambling to find a way to stop the virus and to immunize people against becoming infected.
Unfortunately, scammers have

Why You Should Never Abbreviate 2020

Why You Should Never Abbreviate 2020

It may be a new year and a new decade, but scammers are still looking to con you out of your money. In fact, experts are warning of a new scam that is as simple as changing the date on a personal check, financial document, or another important paper.

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself:

The 2020 scam

The newest scam of the

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Beware the 2020 Census Scam!

Beware the 2020 Census Scam!

Every 10 years, the Census Bureau makes an effort to count every person living in the U.S. Though the process won’t start until mid-March 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is already warning of scammers exploiting the process to con you out of your sensitive information. That’s why it’s important to familiarize yourself with the census procedure; so you know what

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All You Need to Know About Data Breaches

All You Need to Know About Data Breaches

If you follow the news, you’ll note that there seems to be another major data breach monopolizing headlines every week. The details vary, but in each breach, thousands, millions or even billions of victims’ sensitive information is compromised, and they’re now vulnerable to identity theft unless they take immediate action.
Here at Diamond Valley, your

Beware Car-Wrap Scams!

Beware Car-Wrap Scams!

Scammers never stop dreaming up new ways to con you out of your money-and reinventing old tricks that work. The fake-check scam is a tried-and-true scheme with dozens of variations. One such variation, the car-wrap scam, has recently become more widespread and successful.


Here’s all you need to know about the car-wrap scam and how you can protect yourself from becoming

4 Vacation Scams To Watch For This Summer and How To Avoid Them

4 Vacation Scams To Watch For This Summer and How To Avoid Them

With summer in full swing, you might be planning and packing up for the vacation of a lifetime. Before you load the car and head out, though, read through our list of four common vacation scams and learn how to avoid them. You don’t want to take a permanent vacation from your hard-

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Don't Call Back One Ring Calls

Don't Call Back One Ring Calls

It’s Murphy’s Law: The landline will always,always ring when you’re clear across the house. You leap over furniture and make a grab for it, only to find the caller has already hung up—after just one ring. You thumb through the Caller ID, poised to give your mysterious caller a ring back when you note the strange area code. You hesitate. Should you,

Don't Get Caught In A Pyramid Scheme

Don't Get Caught In A Pyramid Scheme
Don't Get Caught In A Pyramid Scheme

Pyramid schemes are just one of the many ways scammers capitalize on human greed. These business-centered schemes have been around for years, but scammers are still growing rich off victims. Recently, the state of Washington sued LuLaRoe, a massive pyramid operation that had collected

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