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10 PayPal Scams to Watch Out For—and How to Avoid Them

Digital payment systems like PayPal are more popular than ever, and scammers are following the money. Here's what you can do to guard against them.

What Is Spoofing, and How Can You Spot It?

Spoofing is a funny word, but its consequences are serious. Here's how spoofing works, the many forms it can take...


8 Common Zelle Scams to Watch Out For

Because Zelle is an easy way to send and receive money, it's also an easy way for hackers to steal...


How to Spot a Credit Card Skimmer at Gas Pumps and Avoid Getting Scammed

Knowing how to identify a gas pump skimmer is the first step in protecting yourself from this common scam.


Misinformation vs. Disinformation: How to Tell the Difference

Even the savviest of us can be fooled. Here's how to recognize fake info.

10 Best RFID-Blocking Wallets for Extra Security

Though the risk is low, having your cards skimmed using RFID technology can cause headache and financial burden. An RFID-blocking...


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Here’s What Hackers Can Do with Just Your Cell Phone Number

Scammers can use your phone number to impersonate, steal from, and harass you and others. Here's what to do if...

Is Love Bombing the Newest Scam to Avoid?

Could your partner's grand gestures lead to a romance scam? Watch out for these red flags.


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Received an Unexpected Package? It Could Be a Brushing Scam

Finding an unfamiliar package on your doorstep could have a dangerous downside.


This Is What an Amazon Email Scam Looks Like

Not every email from Amazon is legitimate. Keep an eye out for these telltale signs you might be dealing with...


Gift Card Scams: What They Are and How to Avoid Them

Your credit card isn't the only item in your wallet that scammers love. Watch out for these gift card scams...

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15 Signs Someone Just Stole Your Identity

Nearly 60 million Americans have been victims of identity theft. Watch out for these signs that you're one of them.


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How to Stop Getting Those Pesky Car Extended Warranty Calls

Robocalls about your car's extended warranty are annoying and potentially dangerous. Here's why you're getting them in the first place—and how...


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11 Facebook Marketplace Scams to Watch Out For

Buyer beware: Lots of scammers set up shop on Facebook Marketplace. Here's how to avoid falling victim to one.


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6 Common Venmo Scams to Watch Out For

Venmo has made transferring cash more convenient than ever, but some scammers are using the app to steal your money.


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Amazon Scams to Avoid at All Costs

Thwart scammers in their paths by not falling for any of these scams.

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Avoid Answering Calls from These Area Codes: Scam Phone Numbers Guide

Scam phone numbers are used every day to trick unsuspecting people into giving away their private information. The good news...


These Prisoners Scammed Millions from the Comfort of Their Jail Cells

A diabolical scam snares everyday Americans. The real shock is that it is pulled off by prisoners.


Why You Shouldn’t Share Photos of Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card

If you've already done this, you might want to take it down!


This Man Rigged the Lottery Five Times Before He Got Caught

It was the biggest lottery scam in American history.


7 Warning Signs a CBD Product Is Fake

An alarming number of CBD products on the market fail laboratory testing for safety and efficacy. Learn how to discern...



4 Ways These Companies Are Taking Advantage of You

Researching our doctors. Recycling. Furthering your education. We’re doing all the right things. So why are these companies taking advantage...


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9 Signs an Instagram Ad Can’t Be Trusted

Enhance your detective skills so you don't fall victim to these common scams.

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8 Signs You Shouldn’t Accept a LinkedIn Request

LinkedIn is a place to connect with people in your career field and grow your network, but before accepting every...


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10 Most Common eBay Scams to Look Out For

eBay opens up a new world of used items and can't-miss deals. It also opens up the possibility of scams...


How I Ended Up in the NXIVM Cult—And How I Eventually Got Out

Cults may seem outlandish and easy to identify, but they are notoriously good at recruiting people. Here, a former NXIVM...


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4 Major Scams to Watch Out for in the Wake of Natural Disasters—and How to Avoid Them

As awful as it seems, there are people who take advantage of natural crises. Whether you've been affected or are...


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Watch Out for These 13 Common Car Repair Scams

Unless you're a car expert or best friends with a mechanic, you might be tricked into paying for services you...


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Is That ‘Contact Tracer’ Really a Scammer? How to Tell

In the age of coronavirus, your health isn’t the only thing at risk. Here’s what you need to know to...