How to Spot a Con Artist

How to Spot a Con Artist

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It's important to know how to spot a con artist and understand how they might pick a target. Consider these five common traits of fraudsters.

Watch Out for March Madness Ticket Scams

Watch Out for March Madness Ticket Scams

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Ticket scams are rampant on sites like Craigslist, especially when a major sporting event like March Madness is coming up. Here's how to spot a fraud.

Tax Season Identity Theft: Scams to Watch Out For

Tax Season Identity Theft: Scams to Watch Out For

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Tax season is approaching quickly, and over the next couple of months, individuals and businesses across the country will be filing their tax paperwork with the IRS.

Top Craigslist Scams of 2018

Top Craigslist Scams of 2018

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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.

Which States Have the Most Cases of Identity Theft?

Which States Have the Most Cases of Identity Theft?

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Identity theft is a big problem in the United States. Cyber criminals have been hacking into big data banks to pilfer personal information, including financial data, for many years.

What Is Email Spoofing?

What Is Email Spoofing?

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As technology improves and becomes more widespread, so do targeted cybercrimes, such as email spoofing. Email spoofing is a common cyber attack in which the sender’s address mimics a known entity, such as Wells Fargo, PayPal, or Microsoft.

Factors That Increase Your Risk Of Identity Theft

Factors That Increase Your Risk Of Identity Theft

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Identity theft is a big issue, and every single person is at risk. Last year’s Equifax hack showed just how easy it is for criminals to gain access to personal information en masse.

Google Devices Might Be Giving Away Your Home Location

Google Devices Might Be Giving Away Your Home Location

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Anyone with a smartphone is familiar with location-based services that can triangulate and share your GPS coordinates. It’s one thing when you’re using Google Maps on the go, but this same technology is also be used in smart home devices – and it could lead criminals right to your front door.

After Equifax Hack, File Your Taxes Early

After Equifax Hack, File Your Taxes Early

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This post is intended for educational purposes only and is not tax advice. When it comes to filing your taxes, early is best. You typically have until April 15 (this year the deadline is April 17) to file, but waiting can run you into some major problems, including a scammer stealing your refund.

Preventing Fraud After Hurricane Harvey

Preventing Fraud After Hurricane Harvey

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In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, two things are certain: Texans will rebuild and repair. Scammers will take advantage of victims, their circumstances and the people lending a hand to help.

Protect Your Family From Social Security Fraud

Protect Your Family From Social Security Fraud

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Not everyone who receives social security benefits is entitled to it. In recent news, a Kentucky disability lawyer named Eric C. Conn – who plead guilty in March to a $550 million Social Security fraud scheme – is on the run.

The 4 Key Traits of Online Fraud Victims

The 4 Key Traits of Online Fraud Victims

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Your willingness to take chances might pay off playing poker on a Saturday night, but that habit puts you at higher risk for becoming a victim of online fraud, too.

Treat Your Cellphone Number Like Your Social Security Number

Treat Your Cellphone Number Like Your Social Security Number

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We often give our numbers out like it’s no-big-deal. But think again. Your cellphone number is a path to your personal information. The value of your cellphone number Think about how often you enter your number on an app or online account.