Kate Ashford


Recent Articles by Kate

What Are Instagram Money Scams? How To Avoid Online Fraudsters

February 12, 2020

Fraudsters are flocking to the hugely popular social media site to scam unsuspecting victims using various money scams on Instagram.

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You Need Me to Wire Money? Grandparent Scam Explained

December 15, 2019

A grandparent gets an email from someone claiming to be their grandchild in an emergency and in need of cash. Often the “grandchild” is a scammer.

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What Is Child Identity Theft? How to Protect Against This Growing Crime

November 5, 2019

The personal data of children is a growing target for identity theft. Here's how to protect yourself and your kids.

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Who Is Your Textdoor or Number Neighbor? A New Viral Trend

November 5, 2019

Textdoor neighbors is a new viral trend of an older "number neighbor" prank from a decade ago of calling or texting someone whose phone number is one digit higher or lower than yours.

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Engagement Season: 6 Things to Know Before You Say 'Yes'

November 5, 2019

Engagement season is upon us: 40% of all proposals take place between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day, peaking on Christmas Day. Before you say "yes," here are six things to know about your potential spouse.

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How to Block a Number on Android

August 3, 2019

Tired of receiving phone calls from restricted numbers? Here are steps to take to block a number on your Android device.

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Can You Search Facebook by Phone Number?

August 2, 2019

Wondering if you can look someone up on Facebook by phone number? Read more about how this works and what other options you may have.

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How to Stop Robocalls Now

July 1, 2019

There's no easy way to stop robocalls on cell phones or landlines, but using the right tools and strategies to block unwanted calls may make all the difference.

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What is a Catfishing Scheme and What to Look Out For

June 26, 2019

Catfishing has become fairly common these days, and verifying information on dating sites and social media profiles is no easy task. Read about what it means to be catfished and the different types of catfishing schemes.

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Disclaimer: The above is solely intended for informational purposes and in no way constitutes legal advice or specific recommendations.