Read our latest Fraud Alert to learn about how to protect yourself from Online Fraud and Scams that are surfacing.
It's so easy to become a victim. It can happen fast. Before you know it, you've clicked "send" or put your money in the mail and you're out hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Scam artists work full-time at ripping you off. And after one scam bites the dust, the scam artists are ready with another one. It's no wonder so many people fall for the next generation scam. Write your experience, report fraud!
Whenever something gets hot, the only guarantee is that scamsters will lock onto it like a heat-seeking missile. The virtual currency bitcoin is no exception.
For those living off the grid, bitcoin is a digital currency. Its value, not backed by any government or central bank, is determined by software that few people truly understand.
Constant connectivity to the Internet has improved our lives by leaps and bounds. From booking dinner reservations and buying movie tickets to keeping in touch with long-distance friends and finding the perfect gifts, the web offers a wealth of information. But along with the perks, numerous threats lurk online.
Americans make some 15 million fake hotel bookings each year on phony sites, according to the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA). That amounts to a loss of $1.3 billion annually! A bipartisan bill called the Stop Online Booking Scams Actwas introduced last month to crack down on scammers, particularly third-party booking sites that are not a part of the hotel they purport to be.
Learn five easy ways to protect you and your personal information from the dangers of credit card fraud. Credit card fraud has been top of mind for many shoppers lately as some of the nation’s most popular retailers have had massive security breaches.
Each day, we read about another security breach somewhere in our digital world. It has become so commonplace that we hardly react anymore. Those are just the big ones that get reported in the news.
Using social media tools such as networking sites, email, chat rooms and instant messaging on the Internet can expose children to Internet predators. The Internet is an anonymous forum, which can allow intimacy and trust to develop quite quickly.
It was at 2:16pm on a warm July evening that Scott Robert Hansen first met Sweetie.
Sitting alone in front of a computer screen in his home not far from Brisbane, the single 36-year-old logged into a chat room and typed in the username “2 cam with kid.” Then he clicked “Kids Chat.”
There are various types of these scams. I will explain a few.
Many Social Media Sites such as Skype, Kik, Facebook, Pof, Craigslist, okcupid. Badoo and Chatroulette are a home for Scammers and Thieves to use to scam by using threats of fear and/or criminal charges.
Rental scams target both landlords and tenants! Rental scams are widely found on (but by no means restricted to) sites like craigslist.com or gumtree.com. They are insidious scams that cause serious financial loss to both landlords and potential tenants.
Beware of scams contacting you claiming to be able to get your money back from a scammer or get the scammer arrested!!!
How the money recovery scam works?
Money recovery scams are particularly vicious since they target people who have already lost money to an internet scammer.