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January 4, 2019

New phone scam targets seniors

scammer made charges on your accounts. Even if you didn’t give personal information to the scammer, r eport the scam to the FTC. Your reports help us understand what’s happening…

May 29, 2019

One Ring to Scam them all

Hold the phone! Telephone scams still remain the top threat to consumers. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that in 2018, 69% of all reported scams were phone scams. Once…

October 4, 2015

Open Enrollment Tips, Brain Aging Info & More From the Week Online

…to browse the Brainy Resources section! Check it out at BrainHealth.gov. Scam Alert: Publisher’s Clearing House We wrote about some Facebook scams last week. Now, it turns out, a phone…

September 26, 2018

You may have already won…a scam

…to ‘buy supplies.” Congratulations. It’s a scam. Fake checks drive many types of scams – like those involving phony prize wins, fake jobs, mystery shoppers, online classified ad sales, and…

December 6, 2019

Top Phone Scams of 2019

…of a lawsuit. 2. IRS/tax scams – Last year’s previous top phone scam, reports of the IRS tax scam have declined markedly as social security scams have skyrocketed. It’s unclear…

September 29, 2015

It’s Facebook Scam Season: Watch Out for These

Las Vegas public television reported earlier this week that a local Facebook user had almost fallen for a Facebook sweepstakes scam. The scammer had hacked into the woman’s friend’s account…

October 8, 2018

Free Credit Freezes

…military, you’ll still have access to active duty alerts, which let you place a fraud alert for one year, renewable for the time you’re deployed. The active duty alert also…

February 24, 2017

A Memory Boosting Pill? That News Story Is a Scam.

…the scam to the FTC Read more at FTC.gov Have you ever been scammed online? Share your experience in the comments below and help someone else avoid the next scam!…

February 1, 2015

Dame Helen Mirren’s subway habit – and more from the week online

…on the R train #helenmirren #subway #holycrap #NYC A photo posted by JL (@j_l_nyc) on Jan 30, 2015 at 2:23pm PST Scam Alert The Treasury Inspector is warning Americans to…

November 18, 2012

Linky Sunday: The Anti-Resumé Strategy, Easing Joint Pain, and a BS Alert

alert: Buzzfeed, a site that’s often worth visiting, has committed a massive FAIL with “How Old People Use the Internet.” Click here to link to the article, take a look,…

June 26, 2014

Anti-Aging Is a Scam: Makeup Tips for Older Women

…budget; and “anti-aging” is a scam. “Look in the mirror, and embrace the lines on your face,” Robinson says in her book. “Those lines are years of pleasure, tears, madness…

November 22, 2019

SIM Card Scam

…device. What’s going on? These could be signs that a scammer has pulled a SIM card swap to hijack your cell phone number. So how do scammers pull off a…

April 4, 2018

FTC says Taxtime is scamtime

They’re at it again… tax scammers scheming new ways to steal personal information and money. In the first scenario, identity thieves file a fake tax return and have the refund…

April 3, 2020

Coronavirus Scams

…calls or emails from anywhere offering to ‘expedite’ financial help for an upfront fee is a scam. Robocallers These scamsters have simply put a coronavirus spin on their tactics. Listen…

April 13, 2014

A major security alert – and more from the week online

alert Maybe you’ve already heard about “Heartbleed,” the name given to a massive flaw, discovered last week, in the service that many of the world’s most trafficked websites keep your…