Facebook Christmas Bonus Scam Resurfaces and Targets Profiles

*Originally posted December 2015. Updated as of December 14, 2020. Facebook users have recently been receiving messages about winning a “Christmas bonus.” These messages are scams. The messages come from cloned accounts of one of the…
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Unsubscribe Email Scam Looks to Trick Consumers

A new unsubscribe email scam tries to scare people into “unsubscribing” from confirmation emails coming from an adult dating list.The unsubscribe button could lead to malware or to a form to steal your personal information.Anyone who receives…

College Student Stimulus Check Scams Begin to Heat Up

Classes being moved to virtual and students being off of campus is not stopping scammers from targeting students. According to the Federal Trade Commission, a recent college student stimulus check scam claims to be from universities’ financial…

COVID-19 Catfishing Scams Make a Rebound Amid Pandemic

A long-time scam tactic has made a comeback amid the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 catfishing scams are out in full force in an attempt to play on people’s emotions and steal their personally identifiable information to commit fraud. Who…

COVID-19 Contamination Scam Playing Off the Fears of Consumers

Scammers are looking to scare people into falling for a COVID-19 contamination scam that contains a link that is designed to steal personal information.  Scammers are sending potential victims a text message informing them that someone…

CashApp Scams See a Rise Due to COVID-19

With news of the economic hardship surrounding the containment of COVID-19, scammers are out in full force trying to get consumers to fall for CashApp scams by clicking on fraudulent and malicious links that could steal people's money and identity. Who…