04/01/2016
Buying a home this spring? If so, watch out for this cunning new con. A recent alert from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns that scammers are hacking into email accounts and instructing homebuyer..
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03/28/2016
Each year, millions of people shop at Macy's, a huge fashion retailer with customers across North America and the world. Scammers, banking on the store's popularity, have created a new phishing con that..
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03/21/2016
Be sure to use caution when withdrawing from automated teller machines, especially in convenience stores and gas stations. Police departments have reported an uptick in skimming devices on ATMs.
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02/19/2016
One of the hot gift items this past December was an Internet-connected "smart TV," but what many new owners don't realize is that these TVs can be hacked -- just like a computer or smartphone.
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02/12/2016
It's the middle of winter and, for much of the US and Canada, that means high heating bills. Scammers know this, and they are tempting homeowners with a "free energy audit." Don't fall for this con.
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02/12/2016
If you are looking for a new job or investment opportunity, watch out for this scam. It seems like an entrepreneur is inviting you to partner in a business venture, but it's actually a version of the cl..
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01/22/2016
If you sell items online, watch out for this con. Scammers are fooling sellers with fake emails that appear to be payment confirmation messages from PayPal.
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01/15/2016
A steep discount on your monthly cable bill? This may sound like a great way to save money, but it could be the set up for a scam. Con artists are impersonating cable companies and taking advantage of s..
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01/05/2016
This scam has an ironic twist. It's a phishing email that claims to be an update to your email service to protect against scam emails. Who says scammers don't have a sense of humor?
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12/15/2015
The U.S. government's Office of Personal Management (OPM) has been notifying those affected by a recent cyber security breach that their personal data was compromised. Unfortunately, scammers are also "..
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