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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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Is Facebook Marketplace Safe? 12 Tips for Avoiding Scams

Buying and selling things on Facebook Marketplace is a great way to make some extra cash or save a few bucks, but your safety always comes first

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.


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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 Are the Costco Scams You Need to Know About ASAP

Criminals know the big-box retailer is your favorite store, and they use this information to swindle money out of you...


This New AI Voice Scam Could Fool Anyone—Here’s How to Beat It

Criminals are using artificial intelligence technology in a scary new AI scam, but knowing the red flags can help you...

9 Red Flags You’re About to Click on a Fake Social Media Ad

Scams originating from fake ads on social media have increased dramatically. Here's what to know and how to protect yourself.


What’s the Quick Change Scam and How Do I Protect Myself From It?

Some customers are confusing cashiers at checkout as a ruse to walk away with more money. Here's how to look...

There’s a New Gift Card Scam to Be Wary Of—The Rich Grandma Scam

If you receive a message from someone claiming to be your wealthy grandmother, beware.


If Someone Asks You to “Do Me a Favor” Over Email, Don’t Respond

Here's everything you need to know to avoid falling for the "Can you do me a favor?" scam.


The 3 Most Common LinkedIn Scams and How to Spot Them

LinkedIn is a valuable networking resource, but it's also attractive to fraudsters. Here's what you need to know about common...


10 Instagram Scams Everyone Should Watch Out For

By all means, enjoy the fun of this social media site. But also be aware that Instagram scams abound.

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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

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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...

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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...


Misinformation vs. Disinformation: How to Tell the Difference

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


8 Best RFID-Blocking Wallets to Protect Your Credit Cards

Though the risk is low, having your cards skimmed using RFID technology can cause a potentially major financial burden. The...