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Use These Call Blocking Tactics to Halt Scammers

Your guide to call blocking technology for landlines and smartphones: Internet Scambusters #795 Since scammers largely ignore the Do Not Call registry, you have to use your own call-blocking tactics to keep them and their pesky calls out of your home. Fortunately, there are several ways of doing this, depending on your type of phone […]

Is Your Cell Phone Message Security at Risk?

Learn this little-known mobile message security process to safeguard confidential information: Internet Scambusters #794 Most of us don’t give a second thought to message security when we use our cell phones. But if you send confidential information by text, how can you be sure it’s being received by the right person and not a snooper? […]

Agencies Team Up to Fight Veterans Scams

AARP, Postal Inspectors and Federal Trade Commission launch campaigns to raise veterans’ awareness of scam risks: Internet Scambusters #793 Veterans and other service personnel are twice as likely to be scammed as non-veterans — often because their situations put them more at risk than the rest of us. In this week’s issue, we’ll outline two […]

Whistleblowing and Scam Reporting: Where to Find Help

Understand your rights and risks when whistleblowing on suspected scammers: Internet Scambusters #792 It’s fairly easy to finger online scammers when you encounter them; there’s a whole array of organizations waiting to hear from you. But whistleblowing — reporting fraudulent activities in your workplace — can be a whole lot riskier. In this week’s issue, […]

Shimming: The Latest Trick to Steal Your Payment Card Details

Shimming devices used in ATMs and pay machine are almost impossible to detect: Internet Scambusters #791 It sounds like a dance or an engineering technique, but shimming has a much more sinister purpose. It’s a new technique for stealing your payment card details without you knowing. In this week’s issue, we’ll tell you how it […]

New Red Light, Tax, PayPal and ID Theft Scams

Snippets issue highlights latest tricks crooks use to steal your money and your identity: Internet Scambusters #790 We have a Snippets issue for you this week, highlighting the latest twists on old scams plus a brand-new trick that could be hitting our shores anytime soon. You’ll be surprised at the cunning tricks that crooks use […]

Smishing Surge Signals Switch in ID Theft Tactics

Increasing use of smartphones sees jump in text-based smishing scam: Internet Scambusters #789 Using phone text messages to try to steal confidential information — smishing — is the new weapon of choice for ID thieves. In this week’s issue, we’ll explain how it works and the 10 steps you can take to avoid it. We […]

Crooks Use Card Tumbling Programs to Guess Your Number

High speed card tumbling trick is latest route to credit card fraud: Internet Scambusters #788 Digestive Problems? Before we get started today, we wanted to let you know about an exciting new event we are sponsoring: the Healthy Gut Experts Summit. It’s a huge online event that is coming up very soon that’s all about […]

Confidential Customer Data Sold by Fake Loan Matching Sites

How loan matching scammers prey on the needs of desperate borrowers: Internet Scambusters #787 Loan matching works like many other online marketing sites — operators shop around for the best deal to suit applicants’ needs and credit records. Or at least that’s the way it’s supposed to be. But all too often would-be borrowers are […]

Why You Could Pay More Instead of Less at a Shutdown Sale

Check prices before buying at a shutdown sale: Internet Scambusters #786 When you enter a shutdown sale or an outlet mall store, don’t assume you’re getting a bargain. In fact, you could end up paying over the odds for a “sale” item or buying a branded product that’s not what it seems. In this week’s […]