Tag: Scammer

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…

What to Do When You Have Debt You Can’t Afford to Pay Off

Debt can be a scary thing, and many people don’t know how to handle it. Sometimes, debt is actually a necessity; you’ll usually have to take out loans to pay for college, a house, or a car. However, sometimes, people go into debt in a much more destructive manner. In total, there’s over $800 billion Read More…

Why You Should Keep Your Phone from Tracking Your Location

Location services are a built-in part of the online experience of nearly everyone. However, some experts have started to raise concerns about privacy when it comes to location tracking. That’s why, in recent years, it’s become more of a movement to turn off your cell phone’s location services when you’re not using the feature. If Read More…

Three Ways to Trace an Unknown Number Back to Its Owner

Most people get multiple phone calls every day. If you use your phone for business, you may even end up with dozens of phone calls daily! What do you do if you’re getting a large number of phone calls from people you don’t know? Your phone’s caller ID can only go so far. And if Read More…

Easy Ways to Stop Unwanted Emails, Spam, and Telemarketers

Whether you accidentally entered your phone or email on a disreputable website, or someone just got your contact information by taking a lucky guess, it can be extremely annoying to be suddenly inundated with calls, emails, and other spam communication. You may be tempted to stop using your phone altogether; or, you could start letting 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…

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…