Category: Scams

How to Avoid Pet Scams

As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on, more and more people have sought to add to their sense of comfort and companionship at home by adopting a pet. For a period of time, unfortunately, many animal rescues and in-person adoption centers had to temporarily halt adoptions for safety reasons. In the face of that, people turned Read More…

COVID-19 Scams You Should Be Aware Of

Scammers are never ones to just let an opportunity to profit go by. COVID-19 (or, more specifically, the fear it has engendered in so many) has proven to be an especially good opportunity. Over the past few months, we’ve touched on charity scams and stimulus check scams designed to trick people out of their economic Read More…

Chinese Seeds, and Other Address Brushing Scams

You may have heard recent reports of people getting packages of seeds from China that they didn’t order. Hundreds of people all across the country have received padded envelopes with these mystery seeds. Why these seeds were delivered, and by whom, became as much of a story as the seeds themselves. While not absolutely confirmed Read More…

Kids and Scams

With the variety of approaches and levels of sophistication out there, scams are designed to take anyone in. And that includes children. If anything, children are even more vulnerable to scams than adults. They are unlikely to have had much experience identifying scams, and are (in general) less resistant to temptation. It is up to Read More…

A to Z Guide to Scams You Should Watch Out For

Everyone knows how important it is to be cautious online and when interacting with someone you don’t know on the phone. But there are so many many frauds and scams out there to try to keep track of. How do you know what to look for, and how to avoid becoming a victim? Use this Read More…

How to Avoid Charity Scams

These days, COVID-19 and nationwide race protests have done a lot to tug on people’s heart strings…and purse strings. Whatever your perspective may be, there is an organization out there that can promise it will fight for it, with your support. In such emotional times, there’s another industry that has found ample opportunity to support Read More…

How to Avoid the Most Popular Scams

Avoiding any type of scam can seem extremely difficult. How can you make sure you don’t get taken in by one of these very common scams?

Busting Myths About Rental Scams

Scams are complicated and often on people’s minds. Do you believe any of these untrue myths about your possible risk for rental scams?

6 Ways to Catch a Catfish

A catfish can be devastating to your search for online love. How can you catch a catfish before that person does serious damage to your love life?

Stimulus Check Scams

Ah, scammers. Sometimes you can’t help but admire their ingenuity. Within hours of the proposed economy stimulus bill going through, it seemed, scams started popping up to trick people into giving away their stimulus checks, identifying information, or both. In these uncertain times, the addition of scams on top of our existing concerns about our Read More…