The Fake Front Desk Scam

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

It’s 3 am, you’re sleeping in a hotel, and the phone rings in your room. You’re disoriented and groggy so you might not question the caller when he says he’s calling from the front desk. He or she will claim that there has been some kind of computer glitch, and that you’ll need to [...]

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. [...]

Dangerous Holiday Downloads: Slaying Your Computer

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

If you’re on the computer this holiday season looking for the best deals or just enjoying the merriment then you may get holiday emails or pop ups that offer you a unique holiday theme for your computer or holiday message or even a sweet holiday screen saver. In a lot of cases these seemingly harmless [...]

The Bar Scam: Check Please!

Monday, October 8th, 2012

As a responsible adult you may want to go out and have yourself an adult beverage on occasion. Sometimes, you may also be looking for more than drinks and want to try your luck with the opposite sex. Now, this scam goes for a man or a woman and it could cost you more than [...]

Tourist Email Hack Scam: I Didn’t Know You Were In England

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Many of us keep in touch with our friends via email. Many people also like to take a lot of trips. This would be a combination for a scam if you got an email from your friends’ email address claiming that they were stuck in a country with no money and need you to wire [...]

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 [...]

Fake Home Owner Document Scam: Show Them Where You Live

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Sometimes scammers go for a big pay off very fast and plan a con that could make them lots of money in a fast way. The Fake Home Owner Document Scam primarily targets non-English speaking families who are looking to buy a home for cheap in maybe a not so nice neighborhood. Now these scammers [...]

The Confidence Trick: Don’t Talk To Strangers

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Scams have been around since man figured out how to cheat his fellow man. Now, that’s is a very long time. Scams have also evolved over the ages but the simplest scam of all is the confidence trick. This trick actually got its name in the last 1800’s because swindlers would gain strangers’ confidence 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 [...]