Archive for the 'Announcements' Category

Crowdfunding Scams: Don’t Believe the Hype!

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

In recent years, crowdfunding has become more and more popular. What people often forget is that crowdfunding isn’t the same as preordering and in truth it’s a gamble at best. There have been many instances in the past where an item was backed and things were promised but the inventor either never followed through or [...]

E-ZPass Phishing Scam: Don’t Get Phished!

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The New York State Thruway Authority has recently issued a warning to all E-ZPass customers about a phishing scam that has come to their attention. They warn of people having received bogus emails made to appear official stating that they have unpaid tolls. These bogus emails includes a clickable link where you supposedly download a [...]

“Missed a Call” Scam: Don’t Call Them Back!

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

If  you’ve ever picked up you phone and have seen that you’ve missed a call from a number that you don’t recognize, you should think again before calling them back. One new scam that’s popped up recently is the one-ring phone scam. The perpetrators of this scam use auto-dialing programs in order to make thousands [...]

FIFA World Cup Scam: Love The Game and Don’t Get Scammed In The Process

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Following the announcements of the countries that will be hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2018 and 2022, FIFA has recently been alerted on the growing number of fraudulent email scams that are claiming to be affiliated with the organization. Typically, these scams work such that recipients are notified and told that they have been [...]

Disaster Relief Scams: Don’t Become a Victim Yourself

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Disaster Relief Scams are on the rise as of late due in part to recent tragedies in the world, such as the typhoon in Philippines and tsunami in Japan. These tragic events bring about two types of people: those who want to donate and help, and those who are looking to exploit the tragedy for [...]

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Holiday Scams

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, shoppers have a lot to look forward to this holiday season. But with holiday shopping comes something every shopper should watch out for. It’s an unfortunate fact, but this is also the season where scammers thrive.

There are several scams to watch out for, here are [...]

Do Not Trust That Car For Sale

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

What is a curber? Well, the curbing scam is actually a person who sells a car the old fashioned way. They advertise in a local newspaper, leave the car out in the open with a phone number attached, or they leave a flyer at a super market.  Now, this used to be the way to [...]

Scams Of The Future…Today!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

The more technology grows, the more scams there will be in the future and even in the present. This past year has given us lots of great technology but scammers see that as another means to meet their devious ends. 2013 just means another year of upgrades and another year of having to train yourself [...]

Jury Duty Scam: Hung Up…On IDENTITY THEFT!

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

If you are over the age of 18 then you are pretty much automatically registered for Jury Duty. Now, most if not all of us hate the idea of jury duty. We hardly pay attention to those letters they send and always try to think of ways to get out of it. Scammers know all [...]

2011: The Year In Scams

Friday, December 30th, 2011

2011 was a big year for a lot of reasons. 3 of the worlds most notorious ne’er do wells are no longer on this planet, the Hobbit trailer was released, The NBA came back, a Royal Wedding, and end of the Iraq War. It was also a big year for the advancement of scamming. There [...]