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WhatsApp Scams Galore!
Imagine getting a message saying: "Hi! This is your sister, stuck in Canada. I need money to cross the border. Help me, please!"
Before Contributing to Disaster Relief for the California Fires Read These Tips
Wild fires are raging in California. The hurricane season is very active including 2 storms back to back impacting the Gulf coast. When natural disast…
Shopping Online More? Thieves Are Too!
As we spend more time at home and are shopping less in person, our online shopping has increased. We're shopping and ordering through websites and app…
Flipping Money Scams on Social Networks!
Ever heard of a "money flipping" scam? Hundreds of (young) people fall prey to money flipping scams on social media every day. It happens on Facebook…
Got Bad Credit? Scammers Are After You!
If you fear you have bad or hurt credit, chances are, you're being preyed on, too! Scammers will try to get you to believe they can make your credit…
Tika's Lottery Scam
This horrible incident happened in February of 2009 in Fargo, ND. I was brand new to the United States and was not too good in speaking English. Sound…
Lynn's Robbery-Followed-by-Identity-Theft Scam
It was about 15 years ago. I left my purse in my car, hidden by the sun shade and with the doors locked. I was at my mom's and was only going to be in…
Howard's In-Game Currency Scam
Ever since I was a child, my siblings and I would utilize our free time on a gaming website that we had been playing for years; it was called ROBLOX.Â…
Are Scammers Preying on Your Economic Impact Payment?
In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, it's also tax season. And while you're waiting to hear about your economic impact payment, criminals …
Watch Out for Fake Masks and Medications!
Like in any crisis or disaster time, scammers take advantage. The COVID-19 pandemic is no different. Sleazy companies are selling fake masks and med…
Talking About a Rip-Off!
Have you ever been scammed? It's terrible, no matter how much money you lose. But how do scams happen, and what can you learn from others who have bee…
Michael's Nephews' Car-Selling Ripoff
Had a nephew selling his car. The buyer came and looked at the car. Went to the bank and got a money order for the wrong amount.
Milton's Puppy Scam
Last summer, my wife and I were scammed out of $600. We had been looking into getting a puppy for our kids since my wife's dog (she had him since bef…
JoDee's Food Truck Ripoff
My cousin purchases a food truck. The total cost of the food truck was $25K. She gave them $12K down payment and the rest would be paid for upon deliv…
Tracy's Facebook Marketplace Scam
I saw an ad online for a "Cricut Explore Air 2" crafting machine and messaged someone who claimed to be the "mom." Her "daughter" gave her the machine…
Kayla's eBay/PayPal Ripoff
Hello, I'm Kayla a senior in High School. I would like to tell the story of how I got scammed 100$. I'm sure you've heard of eBay? The site where you…
Do You Know These 8 Coronavirus Scams and Myths?
Crisis and disaster headlines typically generate misinformation and scammers try to take advantage of the situation. The novel coronavirus is no diffe…
How to Choose a Tax Preparer?
Doing your taxes can be complicated, but so can hiring a tax preparer. Arm yourself with the right information!
It's Tax Time! Check Out These Tips
It's tax time. This year your federal income tax return for 2019 is due on Wednesday April 15, 2020. The following tips can help you with filing your …
Protect Your Messenger Accounts from Scammers and Hackers!
Are you on a messenger platform or program? Like WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat and the like? Are you aware of how many scams are happening on these platform…
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