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Stimulus payments are being issued by states, but look out for scams

Many states have started issuing stimulus payments after it was determined a federal check was unlikely, but with that comes scams. Millions were still looking to the government for a fourth round to help as inflation soared and gas prices rose. The ... MORE
News, Scam, Stimulus
Scam: Scammers using caller ID as utility company

Scam: Scammers using caller ID as utility company

Scammers are calling posing as a utility company. The numbers look legitimate, but it is a scheme for your money. Stimulus: 5 payments set to go out in May worth up to $1,200 Beware of scam calls Scammers are faking their numbers ... MORE
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Verizon scam: Customers getting texts from their own number

Verizon scam: Customers getting texts from their own number

Verizon customers have been getting spam texts from their own phone numbers. This has lead Verizon to issue a warning. Suave antiperspirant recall Watch out for texts from yourself Many Verizon customers have been left confused after getting a text from their ... MORE
News, Scam, Verizon
Stimulus check payments and scammers explained

Stimulus check payments and scammers explained

Online scams are an unfortunately common occurrence these days, and now scammers and hackers are target stimulus check payments. Americans that have seen all three rounds of checks have at times found themselves victims of hackers who get into their payments to ... MORE
News, Scam, Stimulus Check
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Tax Scam: Be sure to lookout for common tax scams

Tax season is always a new opportunity for scam artists to get their hands on someone else’s identity or money, so it’s good to watch out for their traps. Most of the times these will happen in the form of a phone ... MORE
IRS, News, Scam, Tax Fraud
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Social Security: Watch out for scammers saying your SSN or account has a “problem”

Some Americans feel stuck when they find that there is some sort of issue with their Social Security Number or account. A SSN is not only what people need to be able to use government programs and collect Social Security upon retirement, ... MORE
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Do you have debt collectors after you? They can now find you through social media

Debt collectors are known to call you to try and collect any debt you owe. Now, they can contact you with texts, emails, and social media direct messages. The rules changed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and went into effect on ... MORE
Debt Collection, News, Scam
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Gift card scams are an increasing problem; retailers and banks can’t do much to help

The latest scam since the pandemic began has been fraudsters targeting people to go out and purchase gift cards. Millions of Americans fall victim to these tactics and scammers get away with millions of dollars every year. Many times con artists will ... MORE
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Black Friday: Protect yourself from scammers by changing passwords and being careful of good deals

The biggest shopping day of the year is upon us, and it’s important to protect yourself from the scams and people targeting deal seeking shoppers. Many have started shopping online for major deals, especially with the pandemic. Between supply chain issues and ... MORE
Black Friday, Fraud, News, Scam
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Social Security Scam: Social Security Administration warns of phone scams

Scams have increased since the pandemic began, and scammers have begun utilizing technology to target people. One demographic being targeted in older people, but many have received similar calls. The Social Security Administration wants you to know they would never call to ... MORE
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Black Friday Amazon scam: Woman loses $20,000 to email scammer posing as retailer

A woman is using her experience to warn others as Black Friday approaches. She was scammed out of $20,000. The woman first received an email from what appeared to be Amazon informing her of a purchase she said she didn’t make. She ... MORE
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One woman made $42,000 just for fighting back against the robocallers that have contacted her

Many people that receive those automated calls through their home or cell phones usually just hang up and block them. One woman didn’t ignore them, and instead is making money off the situation. The Minnesota native has collected a whopping $42,000 from ... MORE
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Watch out: Scammers are using Google Ads to steal people’s cryptocurrency, be careful when clicking

A new crypto fraud has presented itself in the form of Google Ads. Over the weekend over $500,000 in cryptocurrency was stolen by using this tactic. Scammers are buying ad space to post ads that look like legitimate wallet brands like MetaMask ... MORE
Cryptocurrency, News, Scam
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Keep these five things in mind to avoid being scammed during Black Friday when shopping

Nov. 26 will be one of the biggest shopping days in the country this year as people traditionally shop for Christmas during Black Friday. One thing to remain vigilant of is a new and common scam called Authorized Push Payment. The scammer ... MORE
Holiday, News, Scam
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Scammers use iPhone users to call and hack their bank accounts

Scammers are targeting iPhone users to get their two-factor authentication codes to be able to get into their Apple, Amazon, PayPal, and bank accounts. Scammers have found a new way to try to get information from you through phone calls that will ... MORE
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