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COVID-19 Grandparent Scams Prey on Vulnerable Seniors

Grandparent scams have been around for a long time. However, scammers are coming up with a new twist based on the coronavirus. COVID-19 grandparent scams are playing on the fears many people have right now, that they might lose a loved one. Who…

IRS Stimulus Check Scams Ramp Up

On Monday, the Treasury Department and IRS announced that the automatic distribution of stimulus checks will start within the next three weeks, with no action required for most people. Scammers are already one step ahead with IRS stimulus…
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Green Energy Scams Begin to Soar

The big crime money right now seems to be in green energy scams, which target rich and poor alike. Who Is It Targeting: Would-be investors, socially conscious consumers What Is It: Bait-and-switch investment scams What Are They After:…

Coronavirus Testing Robocalls See a Spike

As the U.S. continues to struggle to meet the need for coronavirus testing, some scammers are beginning to call people and offer them free tests. Consumers should be on the lookout for these coronavirus testing robocalls. Who Is It Targeting: Phone…

World Health Organization Grant Scam Targets Email, Text and Social Media Users

Scammers are coming up with a new way to come after consumers' money. They are posing as the World Health Organization as part of a World Health Organization grant scam. Who Is It Targeting: Email, text and social media users What…

Olympic Scams Postponed Means Rise in Phishing & Ticket Refund Scams

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been postponed until next summer 2021. However, scammers will not postpone their attempts to target consumers through a series of tactics, including ticket refund scams. People…