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Scammers using COVID-19 to scam people

COVID-19 / Corona Virus Scams Scammers are experts at shifting tactics and changing their messages to catch you off guard. This is especially true as they take advantage of anxieties related to the Coronavirus. Here’s a quick alert about some current government imposter scams using COVID-19 that are popping up on our radar. *Don’t [...]

2020-05-22T15:24:04-04:00April 14th, 2020|Computer Scams, Identity Theft, Personal Scams, Telephone Scams|

Scammers want more from you

Spear phishing scammers want more from you For more information visit the FTC website here “I’m calling from [pick any bank]. Someone’s been using your debit card ending in 2345 at [pick any retailer]. I’ll need to verify your Social Security number — which ends in 8190, right? — and full debit card information [...]

Are you sick of robocalls and wish you could block them?

Are you sick of robocalls?  Do you want to block them?  Here's some information to allow you to do that. If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it's a robocall.  We’ve seen a significant increase in the number of illegal robocalls because internet-powered phone systems have [...]

Tax Identity Theft Awareness

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week has an event for you January 30, 2017 by Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education Today we’re kicking off Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. Tax identity theft happens when a scammer files a fraudulent tax return using your Social Security number (SSN) and claims your refund. [...]

2017-03-06T12:46:57-05:00January 31st, 2017|Identity Theft, Personal Scams, Taxes, Telephone Scams|

Online Dating Scams

How to Recognize a Scam Artist The relationship may not be what you think, especially if your sweetheart: wants to leave the dating site immediately and use personal email or IM claims love in a heartbeat claims to be from the U.S., but is traveling or working overseas plans to visit, but is prevented [...]

2017-03-06T13:23:02-05:00November 27th, 2016|Computer Scams, Personal Scams, Telephone Scams|

IRS warns of a new tax bill scam

November 17, 2016 by Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC We certainly understand if the latest IRS imposter scam makes you queasy: it involves a fake IRS tax notice that claims you owe money as a result of the Affordable Care Act. The IRS says the fake notices are designed [...]

2017-03-06T13:25:47-05:00November 27th, 2016|Computer Scams, Taxes, Telephone Scams|