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June 8, 2018

New Scams on the horizon

…the same time there were already 22,100 scams found. Scams Are Repeated Each Year Many of the same scams are repeated each year, often driven by financial life moments such…

December 6, 2019

Top Phone Scams of 2019

…has identified the top five phone scams everyone should be aware of in 2019: 1. Social Security scams – This scam has skyrocketed in 2019, with consumers complaining about social…

December 7, 2012

Research: Older Brains Can’t Spot Scams. (Really?)

…the elderly fall victim to scams: Blame the aging brain” and “Elderly brains can’t process scams.” The study, conducted by Shelley Taylor, a psychologist at UCLA, looked for reasons why…

April 3, 2020

Coronavirus Scams

It’s a shame when dishonest people try to cash in to exploit a disaster. Watch out for these COVID-19 scams, and read our tips on how to protect yourself from…

May 20, 2013

Scams: Are You Immune?

…or emailed you, you are probably a relatively social person with a healthy sense of your own value. Or you’re kidding yourself.   Two Risk Factors for Senior Scams  …

July 20, 2018

Vacation Rental Scams

By Ari Lazarus, FTC Plenty of us are still running around trying to book a last-minute vacation rental. If that’s you, here’s what you need to know: scammers are…

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…

April 11, 2018

Is it time to get a Background Check?

…inexperience, or trust, or imperfect memory makes it especially insidious. Online romance scams, tax scams, travel scams, identity theft scams, real estate scams, and investment or insurance scams are just…

March 14, 2018

My relatives fell for this new scam. Will you?

…turn up any information on the company. But neither were they surprised by the phone scam’s new incarnation. “I’ve heard and seen a lot of phone scams, but not that…

November 28, 2018

Save Money & Stay Safe While Holiday Shopping Online

…might want to review some other common scams so you know what to look out for. Click here to visit Fraud.org’s list of top scams from last year. Don’t click…

October 20, 2014

Help for aging in place, “Iris” the movie – and more from the week online

…Surprise!! We don’t grow ever more vulnerable to scams as we age. Researchers dived into the stats and discovered that in fact, our experience tends to make us less likely…

February 15, 2017

It’s Tax Scam Season!

…will be criminally liable.” The caller told me to retrun the call and left a barely comprehensible name and badge number. IRS Impersonation Scams 2017 Phone scams like this spike…

March 29, 2019

Tech Support Takedown!

Last year, the FTC got nearly 143,000 reports about tech support scams. It’s been warning people about this type of scam for years. But one piece of information in the…

February 13, 2018

Don’t Let Someone Steal Your Heart . . . And Your Money

…request leads to another, and, in the end, your money will be gone along with that special someone you thought you knew. Romance Scams Are Increasing Scammers prey on women…

February 22, 2015

Housesharing for seniors – and more from the week online

…to be a book. Click here to read Collins’ NY Times op-ed. Dirty Tax Scams It’s tax season – and that means tax scam season. The IRS has summarized the…