12. February 2017 at 15:03 #1390
The growing “Can you hear me?” phone scam is very dangerous…
… because you will be a victim uttering just the one word “yes”!
Read more about that current practice in the topic “Can you here me?” phone scam and share your experience with others.15. February 2017 at 14:14 #1440
The IRS Phone Scam
Many people receive phone calls from someone who claims to be from the IRS. The callers pretend to know much about their victims and are telling them, they owe money to the IRS. Those criminals use aggressive and threatening words and say, the money has to be paid promptly.
Read more about that phone scam in the topic “IRS Phone Scam” and share your experience with others.23. February 2017 at 13:18 #1462
We would like to warn you against fraud on Facebook Marktplace!
Scammers are already starting to take advantage of Facebook Marketplace…
They offer counterfeit goods. The buyer pays for it and never gets anything!!!
If you want to know more about the Facebook Marketplace and how you can protect yourself, read on: Information about Facebook Marketplace4. March 2017 at 7:12 #149717. April 2017 at 12:43 #1722
Scam alert: Facebook Lottery
„You have an important message from Facebook“ – Did you ever received a message like this?
Probably there’s a scammer waiting for you…
Learn more about how the Facebook lottery scam works.21. May 2017 at 8:00 #1862
Offering Free Trips
You receive a call with the offer for a free travel or a discount by booking a trip.
Can it be true or is it a fraud?
Read on in our forum about the holiday scam calls!8. June 2017 at 8:05 #1900
Technic Support Scam
We recently received several comments about scammers who pretend to be a technician of Microsoft or Apple. They want to “help” to solve a computer problem and, therefore, want to access to your computer. Please, do not fall for this scam! Just hang up!
Read more about this topic in our forum.29. June 2017 at 12:02 #1928
Student Loan Scam
You get a great offer for a student loan or student loan debt help. It could be a fraud.
Be careful when a company …
- promises an immediate loan forgivness or debt cancellation
- requires advance fees for a service
- promises that a buyer will buy the loan for a fixed amount
- claims to have a relationship with the Department of Education
- claims to award student loans from the President
Federal student loan borrowers can register (for free!) for a repayment program: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action20. July 2017 at 9:12 #1953
Charity Sweepstakes Scam
They call you in the name of a famous charity agency telling you that you’ve won a prize.
Like the prize scams used to be, to claim your prize you have to:
- pay money
- deposit a check
- attend a sales meeting to get your prize
- wire money
- give out your personal information to unknown callers
Don’t do this!!!
It’s another vile tactic to hustle money from innocent people in the name of charity!27. July 2017 at 12:08 #1967
A missed call from a unknown number … Should you call back or not?
Please, read more about the One-ring-scam in our forum.10. August 2017 at 11:10 #1976
Did you ever recieved a call from your own number? How creepy!
Why are these calls?
– The call blocking can be bypassed.
– They hope, you will be curioused and answer the call.
However, this calls are illegal! Don’t pick up or press any buttons!14. August 2017 at 9:59 #1982
Scam Alert to all small business owners!
Currently, fake RFP emails are circulating.
How can you identify them? How should you react?
Read more in our forum.17. August 2017 at 11:01 #1984
„Your iCloud was hacked!“
The BBB is warning about the tech support scam.
Many people receive robocalls, telling them their iCloud was hacked and they need to talk to an Apple „technician“. But be careful, it is mostly a fraud!
Don’t give any stranger remote access to your device!
Read more about the tech support scam in our forum.11. September 2017 at 10:41 #1996
Please do not fall for credit card fraud!
As victims report, the most common method is the offer to lower the interest rate of your credit card. Another frequently used method is the IRS-phone-scam.
Never give out any credit card information to callers!
Read more about the ways of credit card scammers.25. September 2017 at 9:09 #2007
“This is Equifax calling to verify your account information.” – NO!
Due to the Equifax data breach hackers have stolen personal data from at least 143 million consumers. Now other scammers are using this incident and call people to get more personal information.
But Equifax isn’t calling!! So be careful!!
Do not tell them anything and hang up.
Equifax is providing more information about the cybersecurity incident on http://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.
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