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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 [...]

Employment Scams: Don’t Be Out of a Job AND In Debt!

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

So the scam goes like this. You post your resume on a website with at least some of your personal data  being accessible by potential employers, on a legitimate employment site. You receive an email with a job offer to become a “financial representative” for an overseas company. Chances are you’ve never [...]

Spoofed Wi-Fi Hot Spot Scam

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Are you having a frozen beverage poolside? That’s fine by us — but you might want to avoid any pineapples in your drink. In hacker-speak, a “pineapple” is any device that creates a fake wi-fi hotspot that gives off the appearance of a legitimate one. Scammers will give the name of the hotspot [...]

Online Casino Scams

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Every month, Americans spend a small fortune playing online games such as poker, blackjack, roulette and other casino games. While there are no federal laws against them, (although they are illegal in some states) many banks and credit card companies are effectively preventing the transfer of money directly to online gaming sites. In addition to [...]

Online Pharmacy Scams

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

You may ask yourself whether or not buying drugs online without a prescription is legal. The answer is definitely not. There is no grey area about it. According to the FDA, it is a violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to sell prescription drugs [...]

Oil and Gas Scams: Don’t Let Fossil Fuels Be Your Downfall!

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Due to the massive fluctuations in the price of oil and gas in recent years, there have been a rash number of scams to try and get people to invest in fake oil and gas companies. There have also be fraudulent offerings of investments tied to natural gas, wind and solar energy, as [...]

Roommate Scams: Don’t Get Conned Out Of a Place to Live

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

So here’s a scenario. You’re looking for a room to rent. You see an ad for a room that sounds perfect. The “landlord” of the apartment asks you to send a deposit and the first months’ rent straight away. You haven’t seen the room but it sounds great − and you really [...]

Malicious Links In Social Media Scam

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Social media is truly a fantastic way to share funny videos, pictures, memes, enjoyable songs and more. But be careful. What may seem like fun can potentially cause you serious problems down the line. Social media scammers frequently use catchy headlines to trick you into clicking on, and sharing, apps and links. [...]

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 [...]