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Are you Scam Aware or a Sitting Duck?

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

You might have heard about all of the scams out there, and think that you are pretty scam savvy. But, the truth is, most of us aren’t, and even a […]

Top 3 Social Engineering Scams

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Think about hackers breaking into accounts. If you think they need top-notch computer skills, you would be wrong. These days, instead of requiring skills behind a keyboard, hackers generally rely […]

Ransomware a $2.5 Million Service

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

One bitcoin = $590. If you’re sucked into a ransomware scam, you’ll likely be charged at least one bitcoin for the cyber key to unlock your computer’s files—that are being […]

Beware of the Jury Duty Scam

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Imagine getting a call from someone identifying themselves as a federal court official or U.S. Marshal, informing you that your arrest is imminent unless you pay a cost—all because you […]

How to prevent IRS scams

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Once a thief knows your Social Security number…you’re at very high risk for having your identity stolen. A report on bankrate.com says that the IRS is warning of a cyber […]

Beware of ALL these Scams

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Scams targeting older people are probably very under-reported, as seniors don’t want to appear senile. The most vulnerable group is educated men over 55, because, quite frankly, they think they […]

Beware of Hot and Cold Reading Scams

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Many so-called psychics are frauds. But so are some auto mechanics, lenders and roofers. There’s fraud in just about all lines of work. What we do know is this: There’s […]

Protect from Personal Loan Scam

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Are you thinking of getting a personal loan? Hopefully you have a high credit score, as this will give you a better chance of getting the loan through a legitimate […]

Seniors big Target for Romance Scams

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Janet N. Cook, 76, was duped by a dashing younger man. A report at nytimes.com explains that in July 2011 she connected with Kelvin Wells via a dating site. Next […]

Catfishing Scammer tells all

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Catfishing is when someone creates a phony online account—and not necessarily to scam someone for financial gain. An article on vice.com tells all about a person who’s been catfishing for […]

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