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 [...]

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 [...]

IRS Phone Scams: Be Smarter Than Them

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Taxpayers, beware: the IRS has recently reported that there has been an increase of fraudsters impersonating IRS agents that call unsuspecting people across the country demanding they pay taxes that they don’t even owe to the government. The victims are often immigrants, who answer their phone only to be informed that they owe [...]

Art Scams: Don’t Fall For Them

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

It’s unfortunate, but in today’s world hardworking artists are increasingly being targeted in internet scams. A struggling artist wants nothing more than to be “discovered” too, which makes this scam all the more devastating once they realize they’ve been swindled. The scam itself is simple.You receive an email from an admiring collector and wealthy buyer [...]

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 [...]