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You may still receive calls from numbers that look a lot like yours, but criminals have taken it a step further this week. The newest trap is now a call that comes from your own number! Here is what happens if you answer: read more


Did you get calls displaying numbers that look similar to yours? Here is the scam exposed with a great video. Learn how to stop spoofing calls, how to report a phone number that keeps calling, and how to stop getting calls from unknown numbers. read more


Medical alert bracelets are a 'must-have' these days as the critical info stored on them (patient's allergies, chronic conditions, etc.) helps the first responders with an immediate solution. However, scammers came up with an evil phone call scheme. read more


There is a very dangerous scam going on this week involving your phone. It makes victims give access to scammers on their device without knowing. You receive a phone call from somebody claiming to be a technician with your phone service provider. read more


Criminals call older people and claim to represent a real estate company. They inform the victims that they won the right to a place in a nursing home. As the seniors aren't interested, the crooks ask if they would allow a different person to get it. read more


This new phone call is an automated voicemail warning that your credit card interest rates are going up "effective tomorrow". To avoid being affected, you are invited to participate in a program which will make sure to keep your numbers down. read more


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


Microsoft Tech Support beware. Criminals call victims claiming to be Microsoft technicians providing “free security checks” on their computers. Once they get people’s trust, scammers get remote access to the machines or their credit card number info. 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


This fraudulent activity is targeted at those who shop at any kind of store - for groceries, electronics, etc. - and pay with a credit card. Are you one of them? Of course you are. The problem is, you might soon become a victim of this latest scam. 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 that... read more


While BBB is a barometer in evaluating businesses against standards, scammers call or email business owners claiming to be BBB representatives. Using official verbiage, they pretend they need to update your business profile on the BBB network. 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


Do you pay monthly utilities, like any other normal household? Beware of the latest scam involving the Government, spreading very fast since it's perpetrated through automated phone calls to random numbers. 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


A Best Buy gift card deal is the subject of the newest scam this week, making victims via a text message. Beware of the Best Buy eGift Card rip-off. See how it works here: read more


LINE is a great application for instant messaging on smartphones and personal computers.However, recently users have been receiving compromised scam messages coming from an account called... read more


VoIP phone services make it easy to sign up for multiple telephone numbers with little more than a credit card number. Because they’re so easy to get, they make an easy medium for telephone scams. Here is how they work: 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


DEA stands for the United States’ Drug Enforcement Administration. Criminals phone random homeowners - it could be you next - and present them with the following scenario: 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


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