Internet & Email Scams

Social Media is the Preferred Medium for Scammers

Posted: September 15, 2014 at 10:19 am   /   Business & Investment Fraud, Internet & Email Scams

With the advancement and popularity of social media, scammers are developing new ways to coax money out of unknowing consumers. The following article provides information on “flipping money,” a popular scam being used today. Keep your family safe from scammers and make sure your teenagers and elderly family members are aware of such scams, as […]

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When Consumers No Longer Trust Retailers

Posted: August 21, 2014 at 8:00 am   /   Identity Theft, Internet & Email Scams

This report suggests that retailers need to work harder to combat the security breaches and theft of their customer’s credit card details if they are to restore public trust… The spotlight has been on the retail industry ever since the infamous Target breach over last year’s holiday season. While Target has become the poster child […]

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Scam Emails from Target

Beware of Target Free Credit Monitoring Offer

Posted: January 21, 2014 at 11:12 am   /   Internet & Email Scams

Target has apparently sent out e-mails to tens of thousands customers affected by the recent security breach, offering those consumers free credit monitoring. Be careful! Apparently, Target has made a genuine offer. However, scammers are sending out similar offers masquerading as Target. This is a mess fraught with serious perils. Be careful responding to any […]

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internet scam via craigslist and Google

Google Car Sale Scam

Posted: January 2, 2014 at 11:22 am   /   Identity Theft, Internet & Email Scams

A new identity theft warning from AllClearID.com today. Exercise caution when you consider buying a vehicle on Craigslist. There’s a new scam when you go to pay… Awhile back we warned of a scam targeting vehicle shoppers on Edmunds. Now those of you thinking of making purchase on Craigslist anytime soon need to exercise caution. […]

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Judge Warns of ‘Rogue Websites’ in J&J Case

Judge Warns of ‘Rogue Websites’ in J&J Case

Posted: November 23, 2013 at 2:41 pm   /   Class Actions, Internet & Email Scams, Personal Protection

Something to be wary of if you are one of those affected by Johnson & Jonhson’s recalled hip implants… A judge in Hackensack warned Thursday of several “rogue websites” by lawyers seeking to take advantage of Johnson & Johnson’s agreement to pay at least $2.47 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits over its recalled hip […]

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Consumers Warned About 'Free' Credit Reports

Consumers Warned About ‘Free’ Credit Reports

Posted: March 9, 2012 at 4:25 pm   /   Internet & Email Scams, Personal Protection

A sound piece if advice from ConsumerAffairs.com on the perils of sites which claim to offer ‘free’ credit reports: It’s a good idea to check your credit reports once a year, to guard against identity theft. The government even makes it easier, mandating that all consumers be allowed access to their credit reports from all […]

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