Archive for the 'Telephone Scam' Category

Retirement Scams: Keep Your Money To Yourself!

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Since the dawn of mankind scammers have never had any scruples. That means that they do not care whom they try to take for their hard earned money and that also included retirees who are collecting social security or are living off the money they have saved up. Scammers know how to prey on these [...]

Directory Fraud: Directly Out Of Your Pocket!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

When you work in an office you get lots of solicitors trying to get in touch with someone in charge that wants to get your company’s money. On occasion you will get a call from someone that claims to be from an online directory service asking you to update their records of your company. Now, [...]

Fake AirPort Taxi Scam: The Scenic Route To Losing Your Time And Money

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Most of us like to travel or at least don’t complain too much when we have to go places. If you are an avid traveler then chances are that you know how to spot your typical travel scams. However, if you are relatively new to traveling then you may need to pick up a few [...]

Trust Scam: Who CAN You Trust?

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

When you save up enough money and want to do something with it, you need to make sure that you are not taken for a ride by these Trust Scammers that are out there. Saving money is a monumental step in anyone’s life and when you are stuck trying to figure out what to do [...]

Income Tax Scam: That Time Of Year!

Friday, April 6th, 2012

We all hate doing our taxes. It’s a mandatory chore we have to do every year around the same time. Somehow everyone scrambles to the nearest accountant or new system that is supposed to be easy. This is where the scammers rear their ugly heads and try to take advantage of your situation. April is [...]

Smishing: Avoid Those Strange Texts!

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Most of us have heard about “phishing”, which is a way that a scammer can obtain your information through the use of fake emails or blind links that require you to fill out personal information. Smishing is the same principal except over your phone through a text message or SMS message. These “smishing” scams are [...]

Pump And Dump Stock Scam: Stick To The Basics!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

In this day and age, we are all trying to make a few extra bucks here and there. The stock market will always be an option, but you have to learn how to play the game or you could get taken for a lot of money. Sometimes the stock market is a slow burn and [...]

Valuation Scam: It Always Costs Money…Yours!

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

When you open up a new business, you take a risky step. Not only do you have a new string of worries or stresses, but you also have to be aware of certain scams. Let’s say that your business is established and doing well. You may get a fax from someone saying that they can [...]

Senior Citizen Scam: Watch Out!

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

If you know a senior citizen, you may have to watch out for them sometimes. Sadly, there are lots of scams directed at older people. Now, one of them definitely preys on the fact that maybe sometimes-older people forget sometimes. One senior Citizen Scam involves the scammers actually calling an older person and pretending to [...]

Hotel Pizza Delivery Scam: No Food No Money!

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Sometimes you just want slice of pizza. We have all been there. Now, when you stay at a hotel you will definitely get hungry. We all also know that room service can be expensive and proceed to look for other inexpensive options. Sometimes we find a pizzeria near by. Now, the way this scam works [...]