Tag: Scammer

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…

Safety Tips for Online Banking

These days, banking online is a pretty common practice. As of 2018, 73% of U.S. consumers reported using online banking (on a desktop or laptop), while 59% utilized mobile banking (on a smartphone or tablet). And given current stay-at-home measures, those numbers can only have gone up. As with so many things that become commonplace, Read More…

What Happens When You File for Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a word that scares most people. For many individuals, bankruptcy is simply seen as the very last option. It’s something that destroys your financial reputation and essentially wipes out any credibility you have. In fact, bankruptcy can give struggling people a second chance. Although it definitely has a number of consequences, declaring bankruptcy 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 Use an Email Lookup

In 2019, the number of email users in the U.S. came very near 245 million. That is a number that’s projected to grow by at least ten million this year. Each of these current and future users have at least one email address; many have two or more. What can we conclude from such figures? 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…

Is Your Online Date a Catfish, or Just Shy?

We’ve warned you a lot about the possibilities of an online date being a catfish. We’ve told you what to look for, and how to protect yourself. But what we haven’t discussed is the possibility of an online date who may give every indication of being a catfish but is, in fact, just shy. How Read More…