This post will be updated as more information becomes available UPDATE 4/1/2020 – The Treasury Department and the IRS have announced that the distribution of stimulus checks will begin within the next three weeks and that most of them will be deposited directly, requiring no action. Anyone who does not typically file a tax return […]

Due to the coronavirus, the stock market is making headlines right now, for all the wrong reasons. Scammers see it as the perfect time to prey on consumers with investment scams. Who Is It Targeting: Small-time, first-time, and seasoned investors What Is It: Various scams that target novice and seasoned investors What Are They After: […]

Scammers have gotten creative as the COVID-19 pandemic has driven most people to spend their days in their homes – including creating phishing emails that attack both businesses and consumers. Fraudsters are currently taking advantage of the millions of people working from home. They may try representing themselves as the U.S. government, whether it be […]

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grow and seriously impacts everyone across the country, so do the number of COVID-19 scams that will pop-up trying to get access to personally identifiable information (PII) and finances. It can be difficult to decipher which emails, phone calls, social media posts or text messages are scams versus legitimate […]

As too many victims have already learned, there is something worse than just being a scammer’s prey. That something worse is being pulled into the scam yourself until you are (inadvertently) a criminal as well. There are a variety of scams, including romance scams, work-from-home scams and lottery scams, in which being snared in the […]

Did you get a letter in the mail about the census? The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) has seen a rise in our contact center through calls and LiveChat messages recently about a letter from the U.S. Census that people have been getting in the mail titled “My 2020 Census.” Callers are afraid it might […]

Scammers target business employees with Coronavirus scams

First, hackers were taking advantage of the global pandemic coronavirus news coronavirus with an email scam that targeted consumers. Now, they are targeting businesses with a new coronavirus business scam. Just like the last scam, criminals are using the concerns over the outbreak to unleash malware. They are continuing to try and find ways to […]

A new PayPal phishing scam is making the rounds that are hard to spot, which emphasizes the importance of using an abundance of caution when you receive a message you are not expecting. Phishing scams work by tricking people into clicking a link, opening an attachment or redirecting to a website. From there, the scammers […]

It seems like there is no end to the ways that hackers can attempt to attack victims. From the loss of funds, lost time from work to handle the matter, even a lost sense of safety and security as reported by victims in the ITRC’s Aftermath report, it can feel like one crisis pops up […]