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Protect Yourself From Facebook and Instagram Ad Scams

Shopping on social media has come with more risks as the pandemic grinds along. Since last year, scams from online purchases make up nearly half of all complaints in the Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker, with many of those complaints pointing a finger at shady ads on Instagram and Facebook. Here’s how you can…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Fraud, Software, Lifehacks, Better Business Bureau, Operating Systems, Mobile Software, Facebook Here, Confidence Tricks, Video Software, Technology Internet


A Phishing Scam Targeting Postmates Drivers Pretends to Represent the Company to Empty Out Victims’ Accounts

As if gig workers didn’t have it hard enough already, they now have to be on the lookout for possible phishing scams from malicious actors that pretend to represent their company. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Crime, Fraud, Social Engineering, Phishing, Postmates, Spamming, Online Food Ordering, Deception, Meghan Casserly, Confidence Tricks


Beware of These Creative Online Dating Scams

Both the Better Business Bureau and the FBI are warning people about romance scams, which are expected to remain an elevated threat leading up to Valentine’s Day. This type of scam has been made worse during the pandemic, as cases have spiked by 18% in the last year, according to the FBI. Here’s what you need to know. Read more...
Tags: Crime, Fraud, Fbi, Lifehacks, Social Engineering, Better Business Bureau, Spamming, Matchmaking, Deception, Confidence Tricks, Romance Scam, Advance Fee Scam, Technical Support Scam, Money Mule


Don't Trust Phone Calls From 'Venmo' or Any Other Service

There’s a sucker born every minute, but it’s not going to be you this time around because you’re not going to let some scammer try to steal access to your Venmo account. You’re better than that, convincing as said phishing attempts might be.Read more...
Tags: Security, Gmail, Articles, Cybercrime, Software, Password, Computing, Lifehacks, Phishing, Identity Theft, Venmo, Spamming, Don, Confidence Tricks