Category: Scams

4 Foolproof Ways to Spot a Rental Scam

Rental scams are everywhere, and you never want to be the target. How can you make sure you’re avoiding potential rental scams in your search?

The Eternal Business of Scams

Scams aren’t new, and they’re likely to be around for a very long time. What drives scams, and how can you keep yourself safe from them?

How to Protect Yourself From Social Security Number Scams

Any rise in scams is cause for alarm. But lately, many people are especially concerned about a recent uptick in Social Security Number scams. Your Social Security Number is one of the most important things to keep private.You have it throughout your life and use it to verify your identity in the most sensitive situations. Read More…

The Truth About Where Scams Happen

Scams are more common than ever, and it unfortunately seems like the problem only keeps getting worse. Although you can’t necessarily stop scams from ever happening to you, you can make sure you know a lot about them so they’re less likely to actively impact you. One of the best things to know about scams Read More…

Is That Website Scamming You?

As popular as online shopping is, many take for granted that their shopping experiences will be secure as well as convenient. While this sort of mindset is fine most of the time, in some cases, they may actually be setting themselves up to be scammed. Online scams are incredibly common nowadays. It’s become quite easy Read More…

Holiday Scams to Avoid

There are many things associated with the holidays: quiet time with family, shopping, social gatherings…and holiday scams. Voracious scammers recognize this season as a time of cheer and good will. And they’ll use every dirty trick at their disposal to take advantage of that. But you don’t have to be perpetually afraid that a scammer Read More…

How to Avoid the Grandparent Scam

In the scamming world, there’s the perception that elderly people are naive to the mechanisms behind various scams. Or, to put it more simply, older people are good marks. Unfortunately, that perception is still fairly true. But many older citizens are fighting back against the wave of scamming. Whether it’s you or your other family Read More…

5 Tips to Keep You From Falling for Scams

Whether you’re on the internet, you get a call from an unknown number, or someone you don’t know comes knocking, you should probably be thinking about scams. Of course, not everyone you talk to is going to try and scam you. But you should always have your eyes open for anyone trying to take advantage Read More…

Are Door-to-Door Scams Still a Problem?

In the digital age, you probably hear mostly about scams as they occur on social media, email, or other pockets of the internet. You’ve likely also heard about phone scams. But one thing you probably don’t hear much about anymore is door-to-door scams. Obviously, back in the day, this was the only way you could Read More…

Is That Computer Virus Actually Just a Scam?

Every year, people around the world fall victim to scams. These scams take numerous forms, but among the most interesting and most pervasive are virus scams. A virus scam purports to infect your computer and hold it hostage, claiming that you have to do something specific to fix your computer. More often than not, these Read More…