Whether it be on social, your internet banking, email, or other online services, no one is immune from scam artists trying to take advantage in any way they can.
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.
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.”