Category: Scams

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…

Could A Fake Debt Collector Be Calling You?

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released a warning about fake debt collectors. These are predators who call people and pretend to be in charge of collecting consumer debts. Trouble is: the so-called collectors are actually criminals. Getting called by a debt collector can be a nerve-wracking experience. Scam artists take advantage of this fact Read More…

Identity Theft: The Most Common Consumer Complaint

When we hear about crime, it’s easy to think that it could never happen to us. We sympathize with people who are affected by crime, but we never expect to be the next victim. The truth is we are all at risk for certain types of crime. And the number one crime these days is Read More…

Are You Doing Enough To Prevent Identity Theft?

How safe is your identity? A study from Javelin Strategy & Research showed that more than 11 million adults were victimized by identity thieves in 2009. That’s a 12% increase from the previous year. The report also revealed that identity theft was responsible for a $54 billion loss to Americans. Victims typically spend more than Read More…

Tabnabbing: A Sneaky New Form Of Identity Theft

You’re surfing the web, checking out several pages. You click one of the tabs you left open and log in to your email account. They just got you; you’ve been Tabnabbed. Tabnabbing is a new phishing scam created by some clever identity thieves. It’s also known as tabnapping, a combination of tab and kidnapping, but Read More…

How Safe Is Your Identity?

Identity theft has become one of the most common crimes in the United States. According to the Federal Trade Commission, up to 9 million people are victimized by identity theft every year, and that number continues to grow. It’s a difficult crime to track because it’s not something you can actually see happen. Thieves don’t Read More…