Category: Protection

The shutdown of the United States federal government last week, may have lasted two days, but it only opened up the floodgates for scammers to try and scam consumers into believing they’ve been awarded a nice chunk of change from a United States government grant. Informing consumers that they’ve been awarded the grant for a…

Despite all our efforts to nip the tax scam problem in the bud, it’s that time of year again where the best solution against becoming a victim of a tax scam is to proactively protect yourself. From calls threatening to take legal action, sending arrest warrants, filing lawsuits, and requesting financial and personal information, Hiya…

A new phone scam tactic called the “Neighbor Scam” has emerged in recent months, and according to our data, it has surged 750% since the beginning of the year. With this new tactic, which has been widely adopted since early 2016, phone fraudsters use Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) software to mimic (also known as…

Fraudsters have been taking advantage of rising electricity bills to prey on consumers by stealing personal and financial information. According to Hiya, Phone utility scams grew 109% in 2016, and have seen triple digit growth in 2017. Consumers should be aware of the three main types of utility scams:      Offers to lower utility bill. Scammers…

Calling all T-Mobile customers, if you’ve received email notifications from your bank telling you that your transactions have been completed, you’ve been victim to the most recent bank account scam. T-Mobile cell phone number have been ported to an account with Metro PCS or elsewhere, and then used to allow scammers to gain access to…

As if credit card scammers weren’t annoying enough, for those of you who have been very diligent about keeping your information safe, it may have not cut it this time around. If you’ve had a credit report, specifically with Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, you could be one of the…

All it takes is the word FREE, and scammers know they’ve got their victims right where they want them. But as much as they’ve used this tactic to rope people into thinking they’ve won a FREE cruise or vacation, this scam, has reached the end of the line. This past August, a class action lawsuit…

This past August and September were a whirlwind (literally and figuratively) for victims in Texas and Florida who were hit hard by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. As families began to put the pieces back together of what they use to call home, they were blindsided by another storm, a storm we’ve dubbed the most Fast-Acting…

As if we’d thought scammers had duped enough victims in the U.S., unfortunately they haven’t had enough as they’ve made their way to Germany with the One-Ring Phone Scam. Originating from the West African Atlantic Coast, specifically Guinea (+224), Burundi (+257), Morocco (+212) or Tunisia (+216), scammers are calling German mobile phones and spoofing numbers…