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You never want to end up a victim of a scam, so it’s important to know the ins and outs of common and current scam practices to make sure you stay ahead of the game.

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How to Spot a Fake Instagram Account

It’s not always easy to identify fake Instagram accounts, but these expert tips will help protect you from scammers

My Elderly Mom Was Forced to Spend Thousands to Fight a Fake Eviction Notice

The fake eviction notice was just the beginning. Bullying, slander, threats and harassment are daily occurrences for elderly residents of...


How to Identify a Scammer: 8 Red Flags to Watch Out For

With instances of digital fraud skyrocketing, learning how to identify a scammer is becoming an increasingly important life skill in...


6 Common Crypto Scams to Watch Out For

If you trade cryptocurrency (or are thinking about it), you need to know about these common crypto scams


How to Protect a Loved One from Elder Fraud

Elder financial abuse is on the rise, but it doesn't have to be a problem for you or a loved...

My Ex-Husband Ran a $75,000 Credit Card Scam That Robbed Me of My Life Savings

He was charming. He was smart. He was a complete lie.


What Is the Geek Squad Scam, and How Can You Avoid It?

The clever Geek Squad scam comes in eight different varieties. Here are the red flags everyone needs to know.

What Is the Google Voice Scam, and How Can You Avoid It?

Google Voice scams turn a security measure into a loophole for fraud. Here's how to protect yourself.


How to Spot Military Romance Scams: 13 Telltale Signs to Watch Out For

Military romance scams are on the rise, so stay up to date on these common cons—and learn how to protect...


What Is Catfishing? 7 Signs to Watch Out For

Nobody is immune to the dating scam known as catfishing. Here are the top signs to watch out for.


How to Spot Romance Scams: 7 Telltale Signs to Watch Out For

Romance scams are on the rise. Here's how to protect yourself—and what to do if you fall prey to the...

10 Common OfferUp Scams to Watch Out For

Scammers are lurking on online marketplaces, but you can protect yourself simply by learning about these OfferUp scams


10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Online Security

Cybersecurity threats are on the rise. Follow these tips to protect your online security and digital privacy.


What Is Wire Fraud? Top Tips for Safe Wire Transfers

Don't be a wire fraud victim. Learning the most common scams and their red flags will help to preserve your...


8 Common Bank Scams to Watch Out For

Here are eight ways scam artists try to pilfer money from your bank account


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...

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...


9 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...

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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 Identify—and Stop—Those Pesky Car Warranty Scams

Car warranty scams are annoying and potentially dangerous. Here's why they're happening in the first place—and how to stop them.


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14 Facebook Marketplace Scams to Watch Out For

Buyer beware: Scammers have set up shop on Facebook. Here's how to avoid falling victim to some common Facebook Marketplace...


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10 Common Cash App Scams and How to Avoid Them

Fraudsters are stealing people's money via Cash App scams, raising questions about how secure this contactless payment app really is


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12 Common Venmo Scams to Watch Out For

Payment apps have made transferring cash more convenient than ever, but some thieves are setting up Venmo scams to steal...