Financial Scams

Financial scams have been a danger since finance first emerged as an economic activity. To this day, the prospect of easy money using deception, fraud, or any illicit means attracts criminals who think they can get away with it. 

Investment scams have been a common type for ages. People are lured by the promise of easy returns, only to lose everything. Some are local and relatively small; others are enormous and even international in scale, such as the Bernie Madoff case. 

Banking scams are also a danger, having been around in some form or another since the first banks came into existence. 


Financial Scams: List Below

Financial scams are a broad class of crime, but learning about them as they emerge can be invaluable. Keeping your eye on those that emerge can help you recognize the warning signs of a financial scam that’s trying to lure you or others in.

January 12, 2021
eip card scam

EIP Card Scam

Many Americans are querying about a potential EIP Card scam, referring to the Economic Impact Payment Card program at
December 8, 2020
chase text message

Chase Text Message

Keep an eye open for the Chase Text Message scam, purportedly coming from Chase Bank with a link attached.
November 27, 2020
thatsuitemoney scam Scam or Not?

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November 23, 2020
freedom debt relief scam

Freedom Debt Relief: Scam Or Not?

We received many emails about a potential Freedom Debt Relief Scam. Let's take a look at some reviews and check the Freedom Debt Relief BBB page.
November 23, 2020
gifting tables scam

Gifting Tables Scam

Have you heard of the Gifting Tables Scam? It is making a comeback after being categorized as a pyramid scheme. What Is a gifting table?
November 19, 2020
Shopify scams

3 Shopify Scams You Need To Avoid Today

Learn how to recognize Shopify scams if you are into eCommerce. From fake reviews and triangulation to MyShopify scam, here is the Top 3.
November 7, 2020
debt collection call

Debt Collection Call

Beware of a Debt Collection Call From Lockwood Consultant Services Watch out for a crazy debt collection call and a […]
November 3, 2020
SBA loan scams

SBA Loan Scams

SBA loan scams alert! It is about an SBA disaster loan applications, so here's a list with Small Business Administration scams.
October 31, 2020
wells fargo message scam

Wells Fargo Alert Text Scam

Beware of a Wells Fargo message scam that comes with a link attached. Here is how the fake Wells Fargo text message looks like:
October 26, 2020
HSBC text message scam

HSBC Text Message

Watch out for a new HSBC scam text message, whether it's about authorised payments, new payee addition, or an unrecognized device.
September 30, 2020 scam Scam Scam: Review Many people have been reaching out to us asking about the scam. It is a website […]
September 24, 2020
payroll fraud

Payroll Fraud: 7 Ways To Detect It

Payroll fraud can run your business into the ground. Here are 7 ways you can detect it. Avoid heavy payroll fraud cases with this must-read guide.
September 15, 2020
intranet scams

4 Types of Intranet Fraud and How to Prevent Them

Although you might believe that all of your business threats are from external sources, this is not always the case. […]
November 5, 2020
loan text

Loan Text Message Scam

Watch out for the Loan Text Message Scam. Victims get notifications on their phones claiming to be from a money lending website.
January 13, 2021

13 Gold IRA Scams You Need To Be Aware Of

Here are 13 gold IRA investment scams. Gold IRA (Individual Retirement Account) allows users to store gold bullion, coins or precious metals.
August 12, 2020

How AI is Trying to Stop Stimulus Fraud

Every time the government announces a new form of support, fraud is not far behind. The recent economic stimulus grant […]
August 12, 2020

Is This a Scam? 5 Ways to Spot Loan Scams Online

There have been some incredibly tough times during the pandemic. Many people have financial problems, so there is no surprise […]
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