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Technology
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
What is the Facebook Dislike Button Scam?

The scam is a spin on a popular Facebook feature, the legitimate "Like" button. The scammers hope to appeal to those users who may want to "dislike" web pages rather than "like" them.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Beware of the IRS Telephone Scam this Tax Season

Tax season is now in full swing. Of course, that also means it is time for an increase in scams. Historically, there have been a number of IRS-related scams with new ones surfacing all the time. And they don't always occur around tax time, but throughout the year.

Technology
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Top Scams That Continue to Circulate on the Web and Beyond

There are many various types of scammers taking up residence on the Internet just waiting to snag someone into their trap. Here are a few of the more prominent scams.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Beware of the Jury Duty Telephone Scam

Back in 2005-2006 many reports of the jury duty telephone scam circulated to warm the public about scammers attempting to commit identity theft by using jury duty as the bait. These scams surfaced in many places across the United States and continue to persist in 2016.

Technology
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Social Media: What is a Clickjack Scam?

Over the years social media websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, have frequent targets for clickjack frauds. Exploiters are fond of releasing exploits on social media websites because of the large number of members.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
What is a Moving Scam?

Every year thousands of people in the United States are scammed by movers who present themselves as legitimate companies, but are anything but genuine. These fraudsters will use a number of tricks to scam people out of their money. Here's what you need to know.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Credit Card Fraud: Avoid the Phisherman

Credit card phishing has quickly become a member of the growing list of email frauds. Credit card phishing scams are clever because of the way they use social engineering to lure unsuspecting people to give up their credit card information.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
How Fraudsters Use Fake Check Scams to Rip People Off

Check scams are a type of fraud where an exploiter will try and pass off a fake check in order to exchange it for cash.  Fake check scams can cost you a pretty penny if you fall victim. 

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Scam Alert: When to Flee from 'Free'

Today, consumers can get many products online, free of charge, by providing some personal information that is valuable to marketers. Others may want people to take a survey to highlight their personal preferences. But not all offers are as good as they seem.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
How to Avoid Telephone Banking Scams

Despite the rise in popularity of Internet banking scams, telephone banking scams are still very much alive and kicking. Now that scammers have found ways to circumvent caller ID blocking and intercept calling devices, every day there are likely thousands of people receiving calls that are less than legit.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
5 years ago
Why You Should Be Careful When Using ATMs

People often do not think twice as they slip their card inside the machine and withdraw cash from their bank accounts. However, anyone using an ATM should proceed with caution. While not a new form of theft, a number of reports have emerged in recent years about ATM fraud being on the uptick.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Don't Get Snagged by the PayPal Phisherman

Since PayPal is so popular, the scammer realizes if he or she sends out mass numbers of email posing as the company, there is a strong chance the recipient uses this website. With the large number of phishing emails sent out, the probability is high at least a few people will click.

Technology
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Why You Should Be Careful Clicking on Links in Emails From Paypal

PayPal is one business that is frequently impersonated by phishermen because the company has a large user base and, as an additional attraction for the scammers, happens to deal in money.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Moving Scams: How to Avoid Being Ripped Off

Each year a large number of people are scammed by companies or individuals posing as a legitimate moving company. There are also several types of moving scams run by what appear to be otherwise legitimate companies, which can be very costly for consumers. What you need to know.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Will the TV Infomercial Survive in an Internet Age?

Known today as direct response television, or DRTV, it has emerged as a staple in TV and cable advertising. But are they dying out in an Internet age? Does this selling technique still work in 2016?

Technology
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
You Can Get Free Stuff Online, But is Anything Truly Free?

Tapping into the power of the Internet to distribute freebies is a great way to try and gain a competitive edge over other companies. As a result, there are a lot of legitimate items to be found available to consumers - most at no monetary cost at all. But is there a cost?

Home & Garden
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Avoiding Post-Disaster Repair Scams

"Storm chasers" are people who seek to get work, but end up ripping consumers off. They either don't deliver the services promised or they ask for payment before starting work and then go MIA, taking the cash with them.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
3 years ago
Why Do Employers Block Access to Social Media Websites?

Over the last several years, organizations have become increasingly more connected online in order to conduct business. One of the problematic issues that has arisen is employees spending too much time using the Internet instead of working.

Lifestyle
by Leigh Goessl
4 years ago
Is Your Trash Can a Treasure Chest for Identity Thieves?

A trash can is a treasure chest for identity thieves. Think of all the sensitive information which still transpires on paper nowadays, eventually ending up as trash, and all the possible ways thieves could use this information.

Business & Money
by Leigh Goessl
2 years ago
How to Avoid the Pitfalls and Save Money on Cyber Monday

If getting up before the crack of dawn to fight the crowds on Black Friday is too appealing, but you still want the deals, Cyber Monday is an option. How to save on Cyber Monday.

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