Waging War Against Porch Pirates

Waging War Against Porch Pirates

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Holiday shopping season is upon us and your (not-so) friendly neighborhood porch pirates are gearing up to pilfer the holiday treasures being delivered to your doorstep.
We’ve all seen the familiar footage from a home security camera: a fish-eye view of a home’s front porch sporting a stack of smiling Amazon Prime boxes. An unexpected car pulls

Don't Get Scammed At The Gym!

Don't Get Scammed At The Gym!
Don't Get Scammed At The Gym!

As soon as the calendar hits Jan. 2, the gyms are packed with people who are eager to make good on their New Year’s resolutions. If you’re one of the thousands of newbies making your way to fitness centers this month, beware of these five subtle scams that can end up thinning your

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Don’t Get Scammed By Santa!

Don’t Get Scammed By Santa!

 

Someone’s been naughty this year-and we’re not talking about you! Those awful scammers don’t take time out for the holidays, and if you don’t know what to expect you can be their next victim.

One of the oldest holiday scams, which is even more prevalent in the age of the internet, is the letter-from-Santa scam.

Here’s all you need

4 Scams To Avoid This Cyber Monday

4 Scams To Avoid This Cyber Monday
  1. Bogus Deals – Don’t believe an advertised price that is ridiculously low. It may be a scam and you’ll never get the goods you order.
  2. Bait & Switch Sweepstakes – Never share your personal details on a site whose authenticity you can’t verify.

4 Super-Scary Scams To Watch For This Halloween

4 Super-Scary Scams To Watch For This Halloween

Don’t let a Halloween scam spook you! Stay a step ahead of those crooks by looking out for these four scams this season.

1. The shipping scam

The internet is brimming with Halloween-themed stores in the months leading up to Oct. 31. Lots of these retailers offer an impressive selection of costumes, accessories and

Beware Emergency Scams!

Beware Emergency Scams!

“Grandma? Is that you?”

“What’s the matter, honey?”

“Grandma, you gotta help me! They’re going to arrest me if I don’t pay the fine — and I lost my wallet! I don’t have a penny on me or any ID. Can you wire me some money?”

Does this sound like a phone call that can really tug at your heartstrings? It’s actually more like a diabolical plot by

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8 Ways To Avoid Getting Scammed on Craigslist

8 Ways To Avoid Getting Scammed on Craigslist
8 Ways To Avoid Getting Scammed on Craigslist

The arrival of spring and the deep house cleaning it inspires means more people are putting their old furniture, devices, sports equipment and clothing up for sale. That’s why the amount of items like these on sites like Craigslist

8 Ways To Spot A Home Improvement Scam

8 Ways To Spot A Home Improvement Scam
8 Ways To Spot A Home Improvement Scam

It’s home improvement season! Contractors of all kinds, from painters to builders, electricians, roofers and more, are hard at work sprucing up homes across the country. 

If you’re hiring anyone to make improvements on your home, be alert! Home improvement scams are more common

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Student Loan Scams

Student Loan Scams
Student Loan Scams

College students, take note! If keeping up with your coursework, acing your exams and scrambling to hand in every term paper before the deadline weren’t enough, you now have something else to worry about: Student loan scams are on the rise. Scammers know you hate owing tens of thousands of dollars, so they’re quick to offer you an easy — but completely

Don't Get Caught In A Crowd Funding Scam

Don't Get Caught In A Crowdfunding Scam
Don't Get Caught In A Crowdfunding Scam

The days of handouts and begging loans off wealthy relatives are fast becoming extinct. Today, if you need boatloads of money—whether it’s to help you cover an expensive emergency or to fund a new business idea—you only need to appeal to the vast audience of the internet and wait for

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