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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Paying Advanced Fees For Guaranteed Loan or Credit Card Scam

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Ever thought about applying for a pre-approved loan or a credit card that oddly enough asked for an up-front fee? If you have then it’s important to ask yourself why any bank in its right mind would do that. If you think about it though, you will soon realize that this is nothing but [...]

Online Coupon Scams: Deals Too Good To Be True!

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

We want to preface this by saying that it is possible to find great deals on the internet with the use of coupons. However, many times coupon offers are simply too good to be true and people can get easily scammed in the process. Say for example, you come across an online offer for a [...]

Video Game Tester Scam

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

You’re perusing through online job postings when you come across an ad from a company looking for new game testers. The title reads “Video game tester”, which is something that will definitely catch your attention.Not only would you get to do what you love, but you’d get paid to do it too! The [...]

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 [...]