Tag: Scammer

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…

Is It Safe to Buy From Online Classified Ads Sites?

As the internet has become more and more prolific than ever, classified ads sites (like Craigslist, Recycler, and Pennysaver) are flourishing. These sites can be extremely useful, but they can also be dangerous, financially as well as physically. This can be especially true when a transaction on a classified ads site is completed in-person. If Read More…

Online Shopping for the Holidays

As the winter holidays start coming around, you’re probably going to start looking into presents for your friends and family. Although it’s still fairly popular to do your holiday shopping in brick-and-mortar shops and malls, it’s also very likely that you are going to make at least some of your purchases online. Going online offers 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…

How to Shop Safely Online Using a Credit Card

Online shopping is more popular than ever, and that means you probably do it fairly frequently. At this point in the technology age, the question isn’t usually whether you’re shopping online–it’s whether you’re shopping online safely. It’s important to remember that safety online is just as important as safety in the physical world. And, at 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…

How to Safely Connect Online with Friends and Family

Social media has provided an incredible opportunity for people to connect with others. Whether you’re connecting with friends who you’ve never met in person (only on the internet), or you’re staying in contact with friends you’ve known for years in person, the internet has created a whole new way of interacting with other people. However, what Read More…

Are Robocalls Illegal?

It seems like robocalls are one of the biggest technological annoyances of the 21st century. People are getting more robocalls than ever, sometimes several each day. To use the old vernacular, your phone may be ringing off the hook! There are so many unwanted robocalls floating around. You may wonder why. Are these companies even Read More…

A Quick Guide to the Do Not Call Registry

If you’ve ever expressed frustration to someone about spam calls or robocalls, you may have gotten one misguided question: “Have you tried putting your number on the Do Not Call Registry?” Even if you have put your number on the registry, though, you may still be getting spam or telemarketing calls that you can’t seem to 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…