Few things can be more annoying than answering the phone while you're in the middle of something. Unfortunately, illegal telemarketing calls have our phones ringing more than ever, costing victims of scammers millions each year.
On TV or in publications some products advertise free trial offers that claim to be “risk free.” However, some “free” trial offers end up being traps that lock consumers into plans that charge recurring fees that happen automatically.
With the tech support scam, you get an online popup or a call from a well-known tech company (like Microsoft or Apple) saying that a virus has been identified on your computer. The scammer convinces you that he can fix the problem for a fee. Victims who catch on and stop payment are now getting hit with an associated scam.
As we enter the holiday season, it pays to be vigilant to avoid scams or slip-ups that could put a damper on your celebrations. Here are some ways to keep your holidays happy.
Identity thieves are lurking online, at your front door, over the phone and even searching through your garbage! Make sure to take precautionary steps to keep your identity safe. Here are 15 things that you can do today to help protect your identity:
Scammers are constantly calling and emailing older adults in an attempt to steal their personal information. AARP Foundation ElderWatch has recently received an uptick in reports of some more sophisticated tactics in soliciting your financial information.
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