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Latest scam: Scammers pretend to be hitmen that decide not to kill you if you pay a ransom

Scams have really increased since the start of the pandemic, especially with how reliant people have become on technology. The newest one comes from scammers claiming to be a hired assassin. People are getting texts from unknown numbers saying they were hired ... MORE
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Seniors continue to be targets for gift card scams

Scammers have really put in the work since the pandemic began, utilizing the separation and time people spend at home to target the most vulnerable. Dan Lyon, the Fraud and Scams Program Manager at Lifespan, told 13 WHAM that the targeting is ... MORE
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A new scam sends New York residents fraudulent letters pretending to be the Secretary of State

A new scam has come about in New York that attempts to gain personal information by claiming the recipient has money due to them. The New York State Department of State and the Division of Consumer Protection today warned New Yorkers of ... MORE
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FTC warns that a new scam involving extortion and LGBTQ dating apps is becoming more common

The FTC has issued a warning about a new scam that targets users of LGBTQ dating apps. The scammer will pose as a potential partner on apps like Grindr or Feeld and send explicit photos asking for some in return. The victim ... MORE
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Avoid scammers that use fake charities following disasters as a way to collect money

Scamming people out of money is unfortunately very common after a disaster, and New York has seen a few disasters lately. When donating to charities to help with disaster relief, people are urged to use caution due to the scams that come ... MORE
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Scam artists have updated an old hack to scam people out of money with digital wallets like Venmo

People with digital wallets are now susceptible to a new scam that’s been happening for ages in two steps. First, they hack into your email. Next, they email all contacts asked for someone to wire then $200 because you “lost your wallet” ... MORE
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