Category: Scams

Guide to Online Shopping Scams

In the modern world, most people shop online regularly. Online, you can buy books, concert and movie tickets, clothes, personal items, and even groceries! However, because online services are so easy to create, they also lead to a lot of scams. Check out this list of common scams on well-known platforms, so you can be Read More…

Imposter Scams: A Criminal May be Impersonating Someone You Know

Avoiding scams is an incredibly important part of keeping yourself and your money safe. After all, in 2018 alone, nearly $1.5 billion was lost to scammers. That’s over a third higher than 2017 losses! For the first time, imposter scams were at the top of the list, which means that more and more people are Read More…

Guide to Phone Call and Telemarketer Scams

People have probably warned you about all kinds of scams, as well as how they can affect people. Millions of dollars are lost to scammers every year, and even the most tech-savvy people can easily be taken in. While online scams have grown immensely in recent years, scams by phone still remain common. Read on Read More…

A to Z Guide to Scams You Should Watch Out For

Everyone knows to be cautious online, but you might not know what being cautious should actually look like. Use this A to Z list to keep your eyes open for all sorts of potential scams online or by phone. Astroturfing Scammers pay people to write good reviews for their e-commerce store, website, or product, trying Read More…

Online Catfishing: 6 Ways to Avoid Fakes Online

More people than ever are using online dating sites to find a partner; you very well may be one of them. In fact, about 40 million Americans use online dating sites, with 27% of young adults using either a dating website or an app on their phone. It’s more common than ever to find a Read More…

How to Avoid Tech-Savvy Scams

Many people who use the internet nowadays have been using it for years. In fact, you may have used the internet for decades, at this point. If you’re one of those individuals that grew up with the internet, or you started picking it up when it was in its fledgling state, you probably think you’re Read More…

Avoid These Holiday Scams

Are you ready for the holidays? They always seem to arrive so quickly. One minute we’re buying Halloween candy, and the next we’re wondering why we only have two shopping days left. For most people, it’s the busiest time of year. There are so many things associated with the holidays. Family events, shopping, social gatherings…and Read More…

How to Tell if an Ad Is Clickbait

The number of people vying for your attention is also slowly but surely rising as more and more companies try to build their business on the internet. That means that companies need to create more interesting ways to get you interested in their content. The desire to capture your attention, without even necessarily having to Read More…

Three New Impostor Scams of 2018

You’ve probably heard of fraudulent emails claiming to be a government agency or phone calls requesting that cash is sent under the pretense of a loved one in trouble. What do these cons have in common? They are referred to as “impostor scams.” Although they come in countless varieties, these scammers try to impersonate someone Read More…

Don’t Become Catfish Bait- Be Informed!

Now that the holidays are over it’s time to find that special someone just in time for Valentine’s Day. Though online dating can be fun, exciting, and convenient, there is always a risk of running into a Catfish– someone who uses a false online persona to catch you. According to TheNextWeb.com there are up to Read More…