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7 Long-Term Care Insurance Scams

How to protect yourself against long-term care insurance scammers: Internet Scambusters #623 The cost of increased longevity is a growing need for long-term care (LTC) for our aging population. Insurance coverage may be one solution but the LTC marketplace is peppered with crooks selling dud policies or charging victims for protection they either don’t need […]

Bogus Casting Calls Lead Straight to Your Wallet

When dreams of stardom beckon, don’t fall for these casting call scams: Internet Scambusters #622 With all the talent and reality shows we see on TV these days, many people are tempted to think this could be their moment for stardom. And when they see a casting call notice, it seems like a heaven-sent opportunity […]

Protect Yourself from Latest Job Scams

Job scammers use real company names and online conferences to trick victims: Internet Scambusters #621 Job scams are an everyday risk for people searching online for work — especially those using the classified ads site Craigslist. Despite public warnings and efforts to head off the crooks, they keep coming back with new tactics to dupe […]

Beware of Latest Auto Accident and ID Theft Scams

Scammers try to trick auto accident witnesses into revealing personal details: Internet Scambusters #620 In the heat of the moment after an auto accident, you may not have all your wits about you when someone asks for your personal or insurance details, whether you’re involved or just a witness. But watch out! It could be […]

8 Money Wiring Fraud Prevention Tips

Despite tougher security, crooks still make a fortune from money wiring: Internet Scambusters #619 Despite tougher security, money wiring and reloadable debit card scams still cost us millions of dollars every week. In this week’s issue, we tell you what the wiring and card companies themselves advise to prevent fraud and why one reloadable card […]

How Crooks Trick You Into a Virus Download

Search for player software can lead to a virus download: Internet Scambusters #618 Think you’re immune to making a virus download? Maybe you don’t realize how cunning crooks are in tricking you into installing malware on your PC. We explain how they do it in this week’s issue. Plus, we have a scam warning about […]

“Credit Mules” Lined Up for Latest Phone Scam

Contract phone scam costs victims thousands: Internet Scambusters #617 A new phone scam in which crooks offer cash to people for taking out multiple wireless contracts is targeting students and other cash-strapped people. Con artists trick victims into signing up for phones, which they hand over to the crooks in return for payment, believing they […]

Why Regular Bill Checking is Essential for Your Safety

Line-by-line bill checks could save you money and help keep you safe: Internet Scambusters #616 If you want to be sure your credit cards, bank account and other places where you pay or move money are secure, you absolutely must run a line-by-line bill check every time you get one. That way you’ll get early […]

Technology Delivers New Hacking and Key Copying Threats

Hacking danger spreads to new devices and appliances: Internet Scambusters #615 Technology is supposed to be brightening our futures, and it does to a large extent — but there’s also a sinister side, represented by crimes like hacking and key copying. For instance, did you know that some baby monitors can be hacked, or that […]

Which Card is Safest — Debit or Credit?

Choosing between debit or credit cards when security counts: Internet Scambusters #614 It’s not just the way you finally pay for your purchases that makes debit or credit cards different. They also differ in terms of the way you’re protected against fraud. In this week’s issue, we explain the security pros and cons of the […]