Archive for the 'News' 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 [...]

Dialing For Your Hard-earned Dollars

Monday, March 24th, 2014

There’s a new scam going around that many people with a family name from South Asia probably know about; but if you don’t then consider yourself warned. In actuality, this scam has been around for years, targeting one group of people at a time. Right now, the people being targeted seem to [...]

Staged Rear-ending Car Insurance Scam: Watch That Rear!

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Getting into a car accident may be bad enough, but getting scammed on top of it can make it 100 times worse. Believe it or not, planned accidents where innocent drivers become pawns in auto insurance scams is a very real thing. Here we’ll talk about one such insurance scam that is not uncommon on [...]

Flappy Birds Software Scam: Don’t Be Fooled

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Despite Flappy Bird being gone from the app store, many people are still wanting to play it. Since most people aren’t willing to pay $99,000 for a phone with the original app on it, they’ve been searching the internet furiously to download it for free.
Unfortunately, that’s where scamming comes into play. It’s recently been reported that [...]

Valentines Day Scam: Infected E-Cards

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

You probably didn’t know this but online greeting cards are an incredibly easy way for scammers to infect your computer with malware and viruses that end up giving them remote access to your computer. What does this mean? Well it’s simple: they’ll be able to access your online banking accounts, passwords, and even [...]

“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 [...]

Vishing Scam: Watch Out For This One!

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

A new type of scam that’s been gaining popularity as of late is something called a Vishing scam. Also known as a courier or not hangup scam, the con starts off when a scammer calls a consumer pretending to be affiliated with either a bank or with the police. They claim that the person’s credit [...]

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 [...]