10. October 2017 at 11:18 #2016
Hurricane Donation Fraud!
All are very concerned about the Hurricanes this year. Many people want to help. Unfortunately, criminals use catastrophes for their own gain.
When you are thinking of making a donation, please consider:
- Donate only to organizations you already know and trust!
- Avoid donating to organizations that have emerged just because of the disaster.
- Keep in mind that websites, e-mails and social media accounts can be faked.
- Search the organization name and words like “scam” in the internet. Use the list of the FTC of sites to consult: Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or GuideStar.
Read more: Consumer information of the FTC23. October 2017 at 11:00 #202420. November 2017 at 14:00 #2061
“Your car warranty is about to expire …”
… the caller says. Is that true or just another scam?
Read more about Car Warranty Scams.11. December 2017 at 12:32 #2074
“Fraud against seniors“
See experiences like “Grandparent Scam” or similar:
“Fraud against seniors” in our forum.13. December 2017 at 10:06 #2076
Scam Alert: Missing Jury Duty!
Did you ever received a phone call: You ignored a jury duty!? True or a fake?
Read more in our forum!
1. January 2018 at 12:50 #2085
Call from the Social Security Administration?
Fraudsters are always looking for careless people and their personal data. They use the victims’ information to steal their identities. To reach this goal, fraudsters also claim to be employees of the Social Security Administration (SSA).
This information helps you to avoid this kind of fraud!1. January 2018 at 12:53 #2087
“Your Windows licence has expired”
Don’t be fooled by a Microsoft scammer!
To avoid that kind of technical support scam, learn more about it in our forum.5. February 2018 at 11:07 #2101
Calls from Robert…
Many callers report that they received calls from Robert. He said two letters were sent: one by UPS, the other by regular mail. At the end there was the request for a recall if you did not get the letters. Never did Robert identify what company he was from. These calls are scams!
Please do not call the number back!12. February 2018 at 12:07 #2102
Hydro-One Phishing Scam
Does Hydro One use Telemarketers to sell their products?
No! This company confirms on their own website that they never sell products via phone or text messages.
The same is valid for refunds or information about planned power outages!
Be aware of this fraudlent communications!22. February 2018 at 14:16 #2114
Disaster fraud: fake FEMA call fraud alert!
The caller pretends to be a FEMA employee and asks for personal data. Attention! There is the danger of identity theft!
For example, it explained what to do if you try to register for FEMA assistance online, but you receive a verification error. Or you will learn what you can do if a caller is asking you to verify your FEMA registration, even if you did not appley.
Please read on the FEMA website how to protect yourself!22. March 2018 at 14:38 #2130
Calls from Medical Service Group
Some people report calls from the Medical Service Group. Obviously are these calls phishing attempts.
Please do not give out any personal data at phone!
Read more in our forum about how to avoid fraud!12. April 2018 at 12:31 #2138
Scam with the New Medicare Card
With the change of the cards from Medicare comes a new Scam tactic. How does it work and how to protect you?
Read more about Insurance Scams in our forum.25. April 2018 at 8:24 #2143
Caller pretend to be from the Chinese Consulate office
During the last weeks, there appeared a popular scam tactic in Chinese language. The shocking fact is, that in a short time Chinese immigrants lost more than $1 million.
Read the full article to learn how you can protect yourself.18. June 2018 at 10:17 #4171
Protect yourself against solar panel fraud!
There are a variety of tactics used by fraudulent callers to persuade consumers to buy solar panels.
Don´t be fooled! – Protect yourself and your family:
- Learn more about solar panels and realistic prices
- Request a written offer
- Never pay without a signed contract
- Find out more about real government grant programs
- Do not buy or pay anything under threat of law
- Don’t act immediately – think about it calmly
Solar panels are a worthwhile investment, but a telephone call should only be the first step of many to complete a legitimate purchase – never the last.3. July 2018 at 13:40 #4195
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