11 smart ways to protect yourself from fraud

11 smart ways to protect yourself from fraud

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]Consumer fraud is everywhere, and there are many more ways for scammers to perpetrate it than there were in the past. A couple of decades ago, scam artists largely relied on the U.S. mail, sending out unsolicited notices and convincing...
10 tips for staying safe online

10 tips for staying safe online

[--- Reading Time: 4 minutes ---]You don’t have to look very far to run into trouble online, and it may be truthfully said that the virtual world can be just as perilous as the real one. People fall victim to a multitude of online scams and malicious software...
How to detect phishing scams in your email

How to detect phishing scams in your email

[--- Reading Time: 3 minutes ---]Phishing scams are among the most prolific on the Web, and every day, around a billion of such scams are sent by email. While the vast majority of them end up getting detected by spam filters, it is sheer numbers which make them...
Be on the lookout for this dangerous new IRS scam

Be on the lookout for this dangerous new IRS scam

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]Tax scams always come out of the woodwork this time of year, but the IRS is particularly worried about one making the rounds right now. More than 20,000 taxpayers have already fallen victim to this scheme, and the scammers are trying...
Five easy ways to spot a scam phone call

Five easy ways to spot a scam phone call

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]The IRS continues to warn the public to be alert for telephone scams and offers five tell-tale warning signs to tip you off if you get such a call. These callers claim to be with the IRS. The scammers often demand money to pay taxes....
IRS Updates Phone Scams Warning

IRS Updates Phone Scams Warning

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]The IRS is again warning the public about phone scams that continue to claim victims all across the country. In these scams, thieves make unsolicited phone calls to their intended victims. Callers fraudulently claim to be from the IRS...