Posts Categorized: Fraud

Holiday fraud: How to avoid seasonal scammers

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If it’s December, it’s prime holiday fraud season! Because it’s the busiest season of the year, scammers work double time to try to maximize their take. And as many times as we’ve issued warnings, thieves are very creative about thinking up sneaky new ways to separate you from your money. The Better Business Bureau is…

How to avoid rogue tow truck scams

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Bad enough if you are in an auto accident – that’s stressful enough. You might be injured or at the very least, shaken up. Suddenly a tow truck appears on the scene saying they are from your insurance company. While that might seem like lucky timing, it should actually raise your suspicions. High pressure tactics…

Focus on Phishing: Take these quizzes to see if you are smarter than the criminals

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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the time of year when cybersecurity experts from government, academia and industry remind us of the importance of safeguarding our digital information and reviewing our online safety practices. One of the most common ways that crooks and criminals get your personal financial data is through phishing. Phishing is using…

Scam and Fraud roundup: The latest cons

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Thieves are highly creative and spend 24-7 just trying to figure out ways to separate you from your money. Even if you are super safe and cautious, you can be a victim of a con, a phish or a fraud. Scams happen both online and off – but it’s quite efficient for criminals to mass…

Buying a used car? Don’t get scammed by title washing

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You see a nice used car at the local dealership that would be great for your college-bound son. You buy the car, and a few weeks later, you get a call that your son is being held by police on a charge of car theft. What!?! You spend considerable time to prove he is not…