Archive for the 'Online Scam' 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Video Game Scams: A Gateway To Serious Trouble

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Here’s a common scam you may find in the gaming community. It involves scammers tricking their victims into paying a nominal one-time fee, for supposed access to unlimited downloads of games for PCs and gaming consoles like the XBOX 360 and the Playstation 3.
In actuality all these people are getting for their money are a [...]

Black Friday and Holiday Scams: What To Look Out For

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

With Black Friday right around the corner, it’s important to be wary of all the scams that are going around. More and more scams have been popping up over the past few days as cybercriminals try to take advantage of the deals offered on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The scam itself is simple. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]