State of Internet Scams 2021

State of Internet Scams 2021

Posted August 24, 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

Is Scamming Illegal?: How to Report a Scam and Recover From It

Is Scamming Illegal?: How to Report a Scam and Recover From It

Posted July 23, 2021 by Ashley Mae Orcutt

Scammers come up with creative ways to steal billions of dollars from their victims annually. According to the IC3, there were 791,790 reports with $4.2 billion lost, and this is j… Read More

Why Do Scammers Use WhatsApp and Google Hangouts to Message Victims?

Why Do Scammers Use WhatsApp and Google Hangouts to Message Victims?

Posted July 12, 2021 by Ashley Mae Orcutt

For those of you who are meeting people online, you might find that there are some people who prefer chatting on Google Hangouts or WhatsApp instead of the app you met them on. If … Read More

Summer Job Scams: Watch Out For Work From Home Scams!

Summer Job Scams: Watch Out For Work From Home Scams!

Posted July 5, 2021 by Ashley Mae Orcutt

During the summer season, you may be too eager to look for a job to maximize your free time and earn some extra money. However, what you think is a great summer job opportunity mig… 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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Costco Scams: How to Avoid Phishing Emails and Lottery Scams

Costco Scams: How to Avoid Phishing Emails and Lottery Scams

Posted May 22, 2021 by Ashley Mae Orcutt

You may know Costco as one of the largest retailers worldwide. While you can get excellent deals there, scammers are scattered all over the internet trying to promise you free prod… Read More

Hot Summer Scams To Watch Out For in 2021

Hot Summer Scams To Watch Out For in 2021

Posted May 21, 2021 by Ashley Mae Orcutt

Summer is just around the corner, and this may mean a well-deserved rest or vacation for many of you. However, scammers use this season to gather more victims and make money. So, w… Read More

Investment Scams: Watch Out For Ponzi and Cash Flipping Scams

Investment Scams: Watch Out For Ponzi and Cash Flipping Scams

Posted May 14, 2021 by Ashley Mae Orcutt

Social media can be a fun and entertaining place when there is nothing else to do, scrolling endlessly at the interesting content people post. However, it could also be a place of … Read More