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Beware of Romance Scams

Beware of Romance Scams

With COVID-19 forcing more singles to meet and date online, America’s most expensive scam is on the rise. Romance scams are all over the internet and can be difficult to spot. While the data for 2020 is not yet available, according to the FTC, Americans lost a collective $201 million to romance scams in 2019. Don’t be the…

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Beware of the Pending Package Scam

Beware the Pending Package Scam

Everyone loves a surprise package, and scammers are taking the excitement out of that experience by using bogus packages as a cover for a nefarious scam that tricks victims into sharing their personal information — and their money. Here’s all you need to know about the pending package text scam:

Payment Protection Program Scam Alert

SBA Releases Paycheck Protection Program Loan Recipient Data

During one of the toughest economic times in recent history, the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program brought relief to thousands of U.S. businesses. And, as of this month, it’s now public knowledge who the loan recipients are.

Tech Support and Fake Amazon/PayPal Charge Scams on the Rise

Scenario #1 You’re on your computer scrolling mindlessly through your Facebook feed when an alarming pop-up warning appears on your screen: Your computer has a major security issue that needs to be addressed immediately! Lucky for you, the warning also includes a phone number for a computer security company to contact for help. Once you…

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Eight Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Bill

8 Ways to Spot a Counterfeit Bill

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a wave of scams, with no signs of slowing down. These scams are also producing a surge of counterfeit bills into circulation. Using cutting-edge technology, scammers create bills that look just like the real thing to the untrained eye. Unfortunately, once counterfeit bills are passed, their new owner…

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