It's College Test Prep Time: Don't Get Fooled by a Scammer
Is your high schooler getting ready to take the SAT or ACT? Watch out for college test prep scammers who claim to be from The College Board.
Top Craigslist Scams of 2018
Online scammers are more prolific than ever these days. Although the public is aware of these scams, fraudsters are only getting smarter and more sophisticated in their use of technology to carry out their schemes. Craigslist in particular has earned a reputation as a place for scams, and for good reason: countless fraudsters are trying to trick users out of their money. Here are some common Craigslist scams and how to spot them, so you can reduce your chances of becoming a victim.
How to Say No When Friends or Family Ask for Money
When your loved ones ask for help, your first instinct is probably to say yes, no matter the situation. No one wants to turn down a family member or friend in need, but constantly sacrificing your resources can become a dangerous cycle. This is especially true when it involves your finances. Lending money to someone you care about can be tempting, but it’s often ill-advised. Squandered funds and unpaid loans can seriously damage your relationship, and it’s better to avoid the situation altogether.
Don't Fall for the "Secret Sister" Scam on Facebook
Holiday greetings, festive videos, and other celebratory posts fill your social media feeds during this time of the year — along with clever scams designed to target you for your money, identity, or other personal information. One scam that’s going around on Facebook is the Secret Sister" gift exchange. Secret Sister, which was spotted frequently last holiday season, promises that you’ll get back up to 36 gifts for purchasing and mailing a single $10 gift for your “secret sister.
How to Protect Yourself From Common Holiday Season Scams
The holiday season is known by many to be the most wonderful time of the year. Unfortunately, this is especially true for scammers. Emotions are high, generosity is flourishing, and criminals are relentless. Coupled with sophisticated scamming tactics, these schemers are more dangerous than ever — and simply being trusting can cost you thousands. Common Holiday Season Scams There are many types of scams that typically take place during the holidays.
Does Your Kid Play Fortnite? Watch Out For Scammers
Fortnite Battle Royale is one of the most popular games in the world right now, in large part because of its young fans. Kids can’t seem to get enough of the game, and will spend hours battling other online players and conducting research on gameplay and strategy to get the edge. Unfortunately, Fortnite’s popularity has made its players a big target for scammers and identity thieves. These scammers take advantage of kids’ obsession with Fortnite and online naivety to steal information and money from them.
4 Vacation Scams To Avoid This Summer
Summer is a time for sunshine, relaxation, and fun family getaways. Unfortunately, it’s also the prime season for vacation scammers. Fraudsters are always looking to take advantage of unsuspecting vacationers eager to get a “good deal” on their travel plans, especially during the summer months. If you’re not careful, you may end up becoming a victim of a scam designed to trick travelers out of their money. Travel scams are most prevalent in popular vacation spots and busy tourist cities, but they can happen anywhere you go.
'Free' Tokens? Don't Fall For The Latest Cryptocurrency Scam
It seems that everyone’s talking about cryptocurrency these days, and where there’s buzz, there’s sure to be scammers taking advantage of people who don’t know any better. Cybercriminals have stolen $1.1 billion in cryptocurrency in the first half of 2018 alone using sophisticated tactics and complex processes to fool even the most cautious crypto users. In fact, Fortune recently reported a major cryptocurrency scam in which hackers infiltrated the company behind the ICO (initial coin offering) of EOS – a blockchain-based system for developing decentralized apps.