Tag: Scammer

Imposter Scams: That May Not Actually Be Your Bank Calling

People use the phone to communicate with all sorts of legitimate businesses. You may call your bank to ask questions about your account. You will pick up calls from shipping facilities, or even take calls from important individuals, such as IRS officials. Scammers use this reliance on telephone communications to take advantage of trusting people. Every Read More…

A Deep Dive into the Business of Robocall Scams

Robocallers are more common than they’ve ever been before. Some people–including you?–may receive multiple robocalls every day. You may be able to send those robocalls to voicemail, or block numbers you don’t know. But that doesn’t make robocallers go away. Here’s the full picture about the robocalling business. What Are Robocalls? Essentially, robocalling is a Read More…

Guide to Text Message Scams

Everyone knows about phishing; the rise of email scams was hard for anyone to miss! However, scammers are catching up with the times. To stay safe, you’ll have to keep up, too. Did you know that scammers are now finding new victims through text messages? Here are some of their tactics, what to watch out Read More…

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…

Real World Tips for Online Safety

For some, it can be jarring coming to the realization that the online world and the offline world require their own unique standards of safety. After all, while most Generation Z kids grew up with the internet, those born in the early ’90s or earlier didn’t have that same experience. In those days, when your 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…

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…

Love on the Internet: Do Apps Lead to a Real Relationship?

In the current age of social media and digital communication, online dating has become a significant force. About 19% of all U.S. internet users currently use dating websites and apps. When we break this down and only look at singles, 66% have used online dating. For those considering online dating or who have tried it Read More…