Better Business Bureau

There is a new Better Business Bureau (BBB) complaint phishing scam making its way around that is hitting the inboxes of consumers, business owners and even charities.   Phishing attempts get their name from the wide net that scammers throw out, hoping to catch a few gullible people in the process. Some reports have even […]

Holiday small business

If you work at a small business, be sure to keep your eye out for small business phishing scams. Consumers have been warned for some time about the threat of phishing attacks. These scams are highly prevalent because they are easy to pull off and require almost no technical know-how. At the same time, they […]

BBB email

There is a new Better Business Bureau (BBB) complaint phishing scam making its way around that is hitting the inboxes of consumers, business owners and even charities. Phishing attempts get their name from the wide net that scammers throw out, hoping to catch a few gullible people in the process. Some reports have even said […]

Census form

The 2020 census is approaching next spring, and forms are already being compiled to be mailed to U.S. households. With any large political event or happening, scammers try to take advantage of the public and this could soon mean a rise in census scams. This important process comes around every ten years, and it helps […]

Venmo app

Individuals are reporting a new Venmo scam that tries to overpay you out of the blue but why would a scammer want to pay you? There is no limit to the creativity scammers can employ when they are trying to separate you from your money. Worse, as new technologies and platforms emerge, scammers come up […]

Image of magnifying glass over facebook lotter scam

Thanks to a very savvy social media user, the Identity Theft Resource Center has learned more about how scammers are operating international money theft via a Facebook lottery scam. A user reached out to the ITRC for help after very nearly losing a substantial amount of money. A social media user named Jane* reached out […]

There are a million excuses why someone might send you a text, email or social media message that says, “Can you do me a favor?” It might be something simple like your boss asking you to go get some gift cards for a company-wide promotion, or a more cryptic message from a friend that claims […]

jackolanterns being captured on phone screen

Halloween is drawing near, and all manner of monsters are waiting in the shadows. Ghosts? Werewolves? Those are just fairy tales. Do not be deceived when your eyes are playing tricks on you, though. The real monsters are more frightening and even worse, they are coming for you. Drink Your Blood? No, Drain Your Bank […]

TikTok app

While a few social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are household names, there are many more that have dedicated followings, even if they do not have the same user base. One relatively new video-based platform is TikTok, which combines the fun of longer videos and posts like Instagram with the curated video feed format […]

shopping ad

What is it: Fake advertisements on social media platforms Who is it targeting: Social media users, consumers who have searched for specific products How does it work: Social media platforms are filled with advertisements for different products and services. Advertising revenue is how those companies can stay in business while not charging their users a […]