Kids are also more likely to over share private information online, making them a prime target for scammers. Most of the younger generation hasn’t yet learned to be skeptical of deals that are too good, and that can get them into serious trouble.
People make more online purchases than usual during the holiday season, giving scammers increased opportunities to steal their money and information. Here are some of the sneakiest holiday scams that we’ve heard about and how to avoid them: 1.) Phony Gift Cards If you want to buy gift cards for friends or family, the safest …
A good contractor will be able to look at your home and give you a list of work that needs to be done along with a price rundown and a final estimate. A good contractor should also be able to provide a good list of references.
While donating to the cleanup and recovery efforts is certainly a good thing, the government is warning people to watch out for scams. If you want to help the recovery efforts, there are legitimate ways to do so.
It’s an “oldie” but apparently it is still a “goody” as the Microsoft technical support hoax resurfaces in an effort to trick Microsoft customers into releasing private, personal and credit card information.
Every email counts. When you forward suspicious-looking emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, you help keep yourself and others safe from identity theft.
As you will see in the FBI report, there is a whole lot of “good news/bad news.” The good news is that lots of people are being busted for crimes like fraud and theft. The bad news is that the bad guys are getting really good at using technology to make their scams a whole lot more convincing.
No, Mark Zuckerberg isn’t giving Facebook users a free iPhone and iPad
“the indictment will be dismissed in 18 months if the defendants agree not to accept any more Medicare kickbacks and pay unspecified restitution. They do not have to admit wrongdoing before a judge.”
Don’t be snowed under by requests for your information. Whether it is a pretending to be a non-profit agency or a “seller” of the latest and greatest tech gadgets that everyone must have, don’t supply your credit or debit card, checking or savings information over the phone or over the Internet. Identity thieves and credit card fraudster know what you want this holiday season, and they want it too. They just want you to pay for it.