Published: August 11, 2022
"Attention. Fraudulent activity has been detected on your account. Act Now." Banks nationwide have reported these types of scam calls and text messages to their customers nationwide. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has tips on how to avoid this potentially dangerous con.
Published: July 5, 2022
If you've heard of the dark web, you might be worried that criminals can use it to steal your identity and access accounts. And you have a valid reason for being concerned. You can check to see where your information appears with a free dark web scan. And while there might not be a simple way to get your information removed from the dark web, you can take measures to protect your accounts and identity.
Published: May 11, 2022
Some scammers deliberately target seniors by preying on desires and circumstances. Watch out for these scams, and learn how to help protect yourself from scammers' latest tactics.
Published: April 12, 2022
Scammers continue to prove that there's no rest for the wicked. While their goals - to get your personal information and money - remain the same year in and year out, their strategies constantly change with the times. Fraudsters know people are most vulnerable when they're desperate or scared, and they may use crises and pressure tactics to prey on their victims. As in previous years, many of the latest scams in 2022 are twists on existing scams, and the measures that have protected you for years can still apply. However, watch out for a few new types of attacks.
Published: March 28, 2022
While online shopping has taken a lot of the stress and hassle out of buying things, the convenience of it has also created openings for new kinds of online scams. Sometimes, as in the case of triangulation fraud, customers and merchants can even become unwitting participants.
Published: February 15, 2022
Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your Social Security to file a fraudulent tax return in your name, claiming a tax refund.You may not know you're a victim of identity theft until you're notified by the IRS of a possible issue with your return.The IRS recommends taking these important steps to safeguard your information.