Amazon order scam

New Email Attack Takes a Phishing-Turned-Vishing Angle to Steal Credit Card Info Details on this new scam demonstrate how cybercriminal gangs are working to try use new mediums and social engineering methods to trick users into becoming victims. Receiving a bogus email or call pretending to be from Amazon has been around for a long time. [...]

Boyfriend Girlfriend Scam

Romance Scams Beyond the job losses and economic fallout of the pandemic, the loneliness and isolation brought on by our virtual lives has real consequences. This might explain why romance scams reached a record $304 million in losses reported to the FTC in 2020. That’s up about 50% from 2019. Romance scams can start [...]

2021-03-25T14:17:00-04:00March 4th, 2021|Computer Scams, Personal Scams, Telephone Scams|

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 [...]

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|
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