Tag: Scammer

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…

Tips to Always Stay on Top of Scams

It seems like scams are more common than ever nowadays. People are losing more to scammers than ever, and it’s largely because the internet has allowed new scams to be created every day. In 2018, American consumers lost nearly $1.5 billion to scams, a massive increase of 38% compared to 2017. So, how do you make Read More…

3 Scams That Mostly Affect the Elderly

Scams can affect anyone, regardless of age. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 80; if a scammer thinks you’re a good target, that scammer might try to hook you. However, older people tend to be disproportionately affected by scams, even though they make up a smaller percentage of the population. There are many reasons Read More…

Who’s Actually Calling Your Phone?

More so than ever, robocalls are a frustrating part of living in the modern age. If you’ve ever given your phone number to someone outside a circle of friends, you’re at risk for robocalls. In an era where you need your number for things such as social media accounts and job applications, there’s essentially no Read More…

5 Most Common Scams Targeting Seniors

For a number of reasons, scammers seem to target seniors more frequently than other groups. Sometimes seniors are less internet-savvy, more trusting or easier to confuse, and can easily lose hundreds or even thousands of dollars to people willing to take advantage. Whether you’re a senior yourself or you have elderly loved ones, you should Read More…