Job Seekers Beware! How to Avoid Scams Designed to Dupe the Unemployed
While many Americans are still facing unemployment or job pay rates that aren’t quite enough to support a family, the national unemployment rate in May 2022 stood steady at 3.6%, according to the Monthly Jobs Report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that was released on June 3. While that is good news for the economy, the flip side is that more job scams are out there, preying on folks who are earnestly looking for employment.
Swindled, How a Georgia Man Got Duped Out of His $50K Camaro Through Facebook Marketplace
Now, he has to pay the $750 per month payments for a car he’ll likely never see again. A little over a week ago, when Ethan Hines sold his almost $50,000, 2018 Chevrolet Camaro on Facebook Marketplace, he ended up falling victim to a new twist and modestly inventive spin on an old type of scam. I know what you’re thinking, that was his first mistake, but wait, it gets better.
Consumer Bureau Seeks to Ban Student Loan Debt Relief Scammer
A student loan debt relief company's operator will be banned from the debt relief industry under an order requested by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in response to multiple acts of fraud.
The FTC Shuts Down a Massive Consumer Fraud and Pyramid Scheme
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on May 31 that it shut down a "wide-ranging operation" that scammed consumers out of more than $213 million. The operation, called Financial Education Services, "a sprawling bogus credit repair scheme" was temporarily shut down by a federal court. This was a result of a complaint filed by the FTC and included its owners, Parimal Naik, Michael Toloff, Christopher Toloff, and Gerald Thompson.
Consumer Bureau Orders Scam Debt Relief Company to Cease Operations, Refund Millions to Borrowers
Enforcement action also bans co-founders from debt-relief payment processing industry. In an enforcement action this week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) ordered debt-relief payment processing company Account Management Systems (AMS) and the company's co-founders to cease operations and pay a total of $11 million in fines and customer refunds.
Be Vigilant - Hustlers and Scammers Are Targeting Social Media Sites for Professionals
We've heard about the gold-diggers trolling Las Vegas and online sites looking for marks to start love scams. People are making fake accounts on Tinder and other dating apps to find lonely marks who are desperate and not thinking clearly - wiping out the savings of their victims. Even professional networking sites like LinkedIn have been the hunting grounds for different scams according to a recent FBI report.
Scambaiters Are Helping the Growing Victims of Online Scams
A number of YouTube sites, online operators, and individuals are now fighting back against the hordes of scammers mainly from overseas call centers. Scammers have become increasingly sophisticated in the past two years or so. Many are now using Zelle to directly debit supposed "refunds" out of victims' accounts.
Consumer Bureau Offers Tips for Avoiding Scams
Bureau highlights common tactics, offers ways to fight financial fraud. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is out with guidance for Americans on how to fight scams targeting people's money.
Beware Of A New Facebook Scam
Just in the past week, our journalists have encountered this new scam 14 times!. A Screenshot of a Facebook Messenger message between a scammer and one of our reporters.Screen Shot taken by The Veracity Report.
Phone scammers imitate DougCo Sheriff deputies, command staff
Douglas County Sheriff's Office. (Douglas County, Colo.) Scammers are targeting Douglas County residents through various ploys, causing the Sheriff’s Office to issue a warning.
Florida’s Drivers Should Be on the Lookout for Fake Red-Light Camera Tickets – An Old Scam Comes Round Again
Police forces in South Florida have warned on March 30 that motorists should be on the lookout for fake tickets, supposedly issued by red-light cameras in the area. The scam usually involves motorists receiving a fraudulent fine that claims they've been caught on camera running through a red light. Such fines will often feature a grainy, black and white image of the rear of a car that's alleged to have been caught by the camera.
Local Apartment Scammers Out in Force in San Diego
Due to Historically High Rents, Local Scammers Are Looking to Take Advantage of Apartment Seekers. Scammers Are Looking to Take Advantage of Local Apartment Seekers@tumgoallife56 via Twenty20.
Account recovery scammers reside consequence-free on Instagram
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – “My account has been hacked. Please do not accept any messages from my other account, @[redacted] as it is not me,” read the caption of a desperate Instagram post following losing access to their main account.
Amazon is No Longer What It Used to Be — Who is Next in Line to Beat Amazon?
"I’m considering shopping physically at the brick and mortar stores instead of online." My Go to Shopping Place is no Longer What it Used to Be. I am appalled with how negligent Amazon has gotten with choosing sellers. I remember placing orders on Amazon and not needing to return anything because most everything I ordered was of good quality. But these past couple of years, it’s been one return after another. While some are not a big deal to me, there are a couple that really hit a nerve. Here are just a couple of things purchased through Amazon that has really upset me.
I Fell Victim to An Executive Imposter Email Scam Through My Work Email
Dog looking sad.Unsplash. We think it could never happen to us. We’re not that dumb, naive, old, or gullible. I’ve gotten plenty of emails about Nigerian Princes, links that I obviously shouldn’t click on, and countless other obvious scams I didn’t fall for. Yet, I got suckered at 40 years old, when I thought I’d avoided it all and knew better. I’m not the only one. The scam that I fell for involved iTunes gift cards.
Package mule scam turns its victim into a criminal and drains their bank account
Imagine this: you've applied to hundreds of jobs, attended a dozen interviews, and received way too many rejection letters. You are upset that no one is even giving you a chance. You are completely exhausted and want to give up.
Instagram hacker stole at least $60k from victims
While browsing on Instagram, I noticed that an account that I follow was posting some unusual content. The account, which belongs to an old friend that I fell out of contact with, has previous posts that are full of travel photos and him hanging out with his friends. Today, he posted a screenshot of his phone's lock screen, with a notification saying that he just received close to $10k on CashApp. The caption is him saying that he can't believe how easy it was to make this money and thanked his "coach", whom he tagged.
Police say Pennsylvanians should watch out for "mailbox fishing" scams
Be on the lookout for scams.Kameleon007/Getty Images (Canva Pro license.) The Allentown Police Department put out an alert on their Facebook page yesterday asking residents in the area to be on the lookout for "mailbox fishing" scams in the area. However, this is something that all residents across Pennsylvania should be aware of because it is common across the Commonwealth.
Craigslist scam tricks renters into giving money to a fake landlord
When looking for housing, browsing Craigslist may reveal some hidden gems in your local area. You may get lucky and find a great place to call your next home, or you might get scammed.
Scam tricks victims into giving away their money to a fake cryptocurrency website
In many ways, the world of cryptocurrency is an unknown frontier. A majority of the public is not educated on what cryptocurrency is, how it works, or how to safely purchase it.