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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Latest ATM scam devices are virtually undetectable: Internet Scambusters #613 From the simplest distraction tricks to the most sophisticated technology, ATM scams can turn up wherever there’s a machine stuffed with cash and a customer trying to withdraw it. And because new card security technology already prevalent in Europe is slow to catch on in […]
State urban legends tour recalls popular mysteries and strange sightings: Internet Scambusters #612 After a lengthy spell off the road, we’re back on our alphabetical, state-by-state tour of urban legends this week. We’ll introduce you to some of the best-known myths, as well as true stories, from Mississippi, Missouri and Montana. And for our alert […]
From credit card fraudsters to phony bill demands, scammers aim for 28 million small businesses: Internet Scambusters #611
Everyone’s at risk from cybercrime crooks: Internet Scambusters #610
“Card cracking” is latest student scam: Internet Scambusters #609
Watch out for bogus contractors selling lightning rods: Internet Scambusters #608
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