State of Internet Scams 2021

State of Internet Scams 2021

Posted July 12, 2021 by Ashley Mae Orcutt

A record $4.2 billion was lost by Americans to online scams in 2020, with victims often losing their life savings and taking their own lives. It accounts for more than half of the … Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine Scams: What to Watch Out For as the Coronavirus Vaccine is Released

COVID-19 Vaccine Scams: What to Watch Out For as the Coronavirus Vaccine is Released

Posted July 1, 2021 by Ashley Mae Orcutt

While the coronavirus is spreading rapidly throughout the United States, the FDA recently passed an emergency use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine. The FDA worked with Pfi… Read More

5 Unemployment Scams to Avoid As Government Reports Billions Stolen By Scammers

5 Unemployment Scams to Avoid As Government Reports Billions Stolen By Scammers

Posted June 23, 2021 by Ashley Mae Orcutt

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Most Targeted States for Romance Scams in 2020

Most Targeted States for Romance Scams in 2020

Posted May 21, 2021 by Ashley Mae Orcutt

For decades, many people have fallen for romance scams all across the world. They use social media platforms, dating apps, and emails to get their hands on your hard-earned money … Read More

Valentine’s Day Scams: The Phishing, Shopping, and Dating Scams to Watch Out For

Valentine’s Day Scams: The Phishing, Shopping, and Dating Scams to Watch Out For

Posted April 6, 2021 by Ashley Mae Orcutt

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, the most romantic day of the year! However, scammers love to break their victims' hearts and ruin this special day by coming up with scams during this … Read More

Third Stimulus Check Scams: How Scammers Are Tricking Their Victims Out of Their Stimulus Checks

Third Stimulus Check Scams: How Scammers Are Tricking Their Victims Out of Their Stimulus Checks

Posted March 19, 2021 by Ashley Mae Orcutt

During the third week of March, many people started to get the third stimulus check after President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill into law. While many people are r… Read More

Romance Scammer Steals $370k from Victim’s Life Savings

Romance Scammer Steals $370k from Victim’s Life Savings

Posted March 18, 2021 by Ashley Mae Orcutt

This is one of the worst romance scam stories we have ever covered, so be prepared as you read this story. Katy Qi from Chicago, IL started dating online on a site called OurTime.… Read More

Digital Dine-and-Dash Scam: Restaurants Struggle During COVID-19 Due to New Scam

Digital Dine-and-Dash Scam: Restaurants Struggle During COVID-19 Due to New Scam

Posted March 13, 2021 by Ashley Mae Orcutt

Restaurants all over the country, including Los Angeles County, have been struggling to stay open due to the coronavirus and a new scam. This new digital dine-and-dash scam has lef… Read More