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Have you been receiving calls with a Tonga area code, starting with (676) 848-? Thousands of phones have been ringing these days everywhere, called by an automated software that targets people willing to answer, call back or text. read more


Interested to claim back bank charges? Be careful about the newest scam around, the Reclaim Bank Charges aka Claiming Bank Account Fees Back Scam. read more


Beware of the latest scam involving your bank card activity at any store in town. The criminal, impersonating a bank employee in your city, phones a local shop or a restaurant early in the morning and says: read more


Stop telemarketers calls. They have a bag of tricks that affect your credit card without you knowing it. In the latest scam, they ask you "Can you hear me?". Why? Read here, watch the video and listen to the audio, and educate yourself. read more


The phone rings and as soon as you answer you hear an automatic machine saying: “Because you are a valuable [name of a company] customer, you have received an appreciation gift. Please press 1 now.” read more


You might be receiving a one-ring call from a number you don't recognize. The scammers let the phone ring once and then hang up, so a missed call notification shows up on your phone. How does the scam work? Read here. read more


Beware of the TV Channels Upgrade Packages Scam. It involves the name of DirecTV, but criminals could use DISH, Comcast, Cox, Bell, Shaw, Telus, Sky, Foxtel, Telstra, etc., or any other popular network in your region. read more


Watch out for the Payday Loan Call scam. Criminals claim to be the reps of companies that offers payday loans, which are paycheck advances of cash with a short-term payback. read more


Your phone rings. You pick up and hear a Police officer saying a fax was received with a civil complaint against you or your daughter, son, brother, mom, etc. read more


Beware of the Compromised Credit Card scam happening these days, also known as the Courier Pick-up Scam, exposed here with a video. Using caller ID spoofing, which makes a call display show whatever name they want as the caller, criminals... read more


How the scam works:
The growing number of computers per household all over the world has offered scammers a variety of fraud ideas. One of the latest read more


Low interest credit cards are hot commodities, but beware of the latest scam whether you're looking for 0 interest credit cards or low interest rate credit cards. read more


If you just received a phone call about receiving a $7,000 Government grant you better read this now. Free money from the Government is nice, but beware of this scam. read more


Victims receive a call from someone saying they've won the big prize in a lottery, to the tune of about $800,000. It could be a prize from a popular company draw such as Bank of America, Dream Lottery, Publishers Clearing House, or even a charity. read more


Beware of the Fake Discount Phone Call scam, happening these days. It promises a discount, refund, or credit on your phone bill. Here is how it works. read more


The National Do Not Call Registry is a great tool to stop telemarketers in the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK. Here you'll find how the scam works, how to avoid it, as well as how to get registered yourself on these national platforms. read more


What happens if you receive a text message or email stating that you have been randomly selected to receive $50,000 just for using the internet? Well, you’ve just been the latest “lucky” target of a Facebook Powerball Text scam. read more


The Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare in the US) has caused a great deal of confusion for all who are affected by the changes in health insurance coverage requirements. Many people are targeted by scammers trying to take advantage of it. read more


One of the biggest scams this month is the Cell Phone Radiation Protection scam. As your mobile phone DOES affect your health watch the video below to see the Top 10 ways to reduce your exposure. read more


The Bank of Ireland warns their customers that someone is trying to get their money by sending out fake text messages. Several customers have reported themselves as a target for this scam. read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) As any office worker knows, getting phone calls about the state of your office equipment is all in a days’ read more


The phone rings. You see a local number, so you pick up. An automated voice informs you: "Because you've been a past customer of the Hilton Hotels --or Marriott or Hyatt-- you qualify for a free vacation with our company. Press 1 to hear more". read more


You probably don’t use international calling cards much, since technology now allows us to make long distance calls through computers or mobile apps. However, some reports show that the average prepaid cards offer only 60% of the minutes they claim. read more


Cyber criminals can now easily access your email account just by knowing your email address and your mobile phone number - no password required! Watch the video in this article and educate yourself. read more


FBI recently issued an alert regarding malware attacks on the Android operating system. Users receive emails about random topics, from “unread messages" and "cat food coupons" to "work-at-home opportunities that promise a profitable payday". read more


Beware of the Investigation Phone Call Scam. Watch the video in this article to see how criminals target consumers and business owners. read more


Who wouldn't like more points and rewards with loyalty programs such as Delta SkyMiles, American AAdvantage, Southwest Rapid Rewards, Air Miles, Aeroplan, British Airways oneworld, Qantas or JetBlue TruBlue? Beware of the Frequent Flyer Miles Scam! read more


This Missed Text Message scam targets cell phone users all over them world, regardless of the service provider. Perhaps you receive a text message and – as you don't recognize the number -- text it back. read more


How the scam works: You return home from a night out with friends to find you have a new voicemail. As you hit play, you realize very quickly... read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) As you probably know, Better Business Bureau is a reputable organization that offers consumers and businesses read more


The phone rings. You answer. An automated voice mentions the burden of high interest rates. Ever got this call? Watch the video below to hear what the scammer says over the phone - recorded real pitch by a victim. read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) Many iPhone users have reported receiving a text message or a pop-up on the screens that states Apple needs 1, read more


You might ask yourself "Who called me from this number"? after this crazy collection call. Beware of the Landline Bill Payment Scam regarding your phone bill! read more


How the scam works:
Scammers call you posing as legitimate workers offering a rebate for their services, in exchange for personal information includi read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) This scam is spreading very fast in the United States. Criminals pose as Barack Obama's administration workers... read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) Scammers send mass e-mails, phone texts, Twitter posts, or even make telephone calls, informing that “Starti read more


If you own a restaurant or any other business that sells food, you are a potential target of scammers who call and recommend themselves as health inspectors from the national authority that deals with food quality control. read more


There are a few variations of this scam, but mainly it works like this: you receive a text message claiming to be from Best Buy, Target, Netflix, or WAL-MART saying they are giving away...something you want. read more


How the scam works:
LINE is a great application for instant messaging on smartphones and personal computers. Its users exchange text messages, graphics... read more


How the scam works:
VoIP phone services make it easy to sign up for multiple telephone numbers with little more than a credit card number. Because th read more


Scammers call claiming to be from the local Department of Public Safety (DPS) or a similar organization in your state or country - eg. Public Safety Canada, Public Safety and Law (Australia) or UK Public Safety Dept.
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The recall of over 270,000 iPhone cases was announced yesterday, but along came a shameless scam. Do you know anyone who uses a glittery iPhone case? Here is how the scam works and how to find out if your case is affected: read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) DEA stands for the United States’ Drug Enforcement Administration. Callers phone homeowners and present them... read more


How the scam works: 
We all have elderly relatives that we look out for, and this latest scam makes it very clear why that is so important. read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) Picture this: your 90-year old grandmother receives a phone call, which goes like this: read more


How the scam works:
Your beloved dog Scruffy got out under the fence again--but this time, he didn't come back the next day. You put up posters throu read more


Many people are bombarded nowadays with phone calls claiming to be from local medical centers. Watch the video in this article to see seven notorious scams pulled against seniors. read more


How the scam works:
You run a small business.Your workers are like family and you'd hate to hear of anything happening to them. One day, you receive read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) Let's say you just received a congratulatory phone call or an e-mail from somebody who is in your industry... read more


How the scam works:
If you live in the USA and just bought prescription pills online, you might receive a phone call from somebody claiming read more


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