Tag: Scammer

Increasing Online Safety When You’re Not Tech-Savvy

For some people, online safety is easy. Especially if you’ve grown up on the internet, it’s easy to remember all the different ways to stay safe while surfing the web. However, if you don’t use the internet much, or you’re older and didn’t grow up online, it’s easy to overlook the things that many people 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…

What Happens When You File for Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a word that scares most people. For many individuals, bankruptcy is simply seen as the very last option. It’s something that destroys your financial reputation and essentially wipes out any credibility you have. In fact, bankruptcy can give struggling people a second chance. Although it definitely has a number of consequences, declaring bankruptcy Read More…

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. 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…