Category: Scams

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…

Tips to Always Stay on Top of Scams

It seems like scams are more common than ever nowadays. People are losing more to scammers than ever, and it’s largely because the internet has allowed new scams to be created every day. In 2018, American consumers lost nearly $1.5 billion to scams, a massive increase of 38% compared to 2017. So, how do you make Read More…

3 Scams That Mostly Affect the Elderly

Scams can affect anyone, regardless of age. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80; if a scammer thinks you’re a good target, that scammer might try to hook you. However, older people tend to be disproportionately affected by scams, even though they make up a smaller percentage of the population. There are many reasons Read More…

5 Most Common Scams Targeting Seniors

For a number of reasons, scammers seem to target seniors more frequently than other groups. Sometimes seniors are less internet-savvy, more trusting or easier to confuse, and can easily lose hundreds or even thousands of dollars to people willing to take advantage. Whether you’re a senior yourself or you have elderly loved ones, you should Read More…

The 5 Most Common Dating Scams

Online dating is more accepted than ever, with people of all ages starting to find love on apps or websites. However, not everyone on a dating site or app is looking to find love. It’s common to find people who are faking, whether to get attention or to scam someone out of money. Although the Read More…

4 Types of Apartment Rental Scams

Renting an apartment is an incredibly important endeavor. Not only do you need a roof over your head, but you also need something that you can afford, that’s close to important locations, and that looks how you envision your ideal residence. However, in your search for the perfect apartment, you may be more likely to Read More…

The 5 Most Popular Robocall Scams

For many people, robocalls are an annoyance, one that’s getting more and more common every year. However, for the unlucky people who are duped by robocall scammers, it can actually lead to a loss of money or breach of privacy. No matter who you are, a scam can fool you, even if you think you’re Read More…