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You never want to end up a victim of a scam, so it’s important to know the ins and outs of common and current scam practices to make sure you stay ahead of the game.

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12 Common Venmo Scams to Watch Out For

Payment apps have made transferring cash more convenient than ever, but some thieves are setting up Venmo scams to steal your money

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How to Identify Apple Phishing Emails and Avoid Getting Scammed

Scams are getting more sophisticated. Learn what to look for so you don't fall prey to an Apple phishing email.


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Amazon Scams to Avoid at All Costs

Thwart scammers in their paths by not falling for any of these scams.


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Avoid Answering Calls from These Area Codes: Scam Phone Numbers Guide

Scam phone numbers are used every day to trick unsuspecting people into giving away their private information. The good news...


These Prisoners Scammed Millions from the Comfort of Their Jail Cells

A diabolical scam snares everyday Americans. The real shock is that it is pulled off by prisoners.

Why You Shouldn’t Share Photos of Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card

If you've already done this, you might want to take it down!


This Man Rigged the Lottery Five Times Before He Got Caught

It was the biggest lottery scam in American history.


7 Warning Signs a CBD Product Is Fake

An alarming number of CBD products on the market fail laboratory testing for safety and efficacy. Learn how to discern...


If You Hear This 4-Word Phrase When You Pick Up the Phone, Hang Up Immediately

These four words are a red flag that you might be dealing with a phone scammer. Here's what you should...


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9 Signs an Instagram Ad Can’t Be Trusted

Enhance your detective skills so you don't fall victim to these common scams.


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8 Signs You Shouldn’t Accept a LinkedIn Request

LinkedIn is a place to connect with people in your career field and grow your network, but before accepting every...


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10 Most Common eBay Scams to Look Out For

eBay opens up a new world of used items and can't-miss deals. It also opens up the possibility of scams...

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4 Major Scams to Watch Out for in the Wake of Natural Disasters—and How to Avoid Them

As awful as it seems, there are people who take advantage of natural crises. Whether you've been affected or are...


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Watch Out for These 13 Common Car Repair Scams

Unless you're a car expert or best friends with a mechanic, you might be tricked into paying for services you...


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17 Facebook Scams You Need to Take Seriously

You might just use Facebook for watching funny cat videos, but crooks use it to steal your money and information


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The Gift-Card Scam You Need to Watch Out for

As the holiday season rushes full steam ahead, gift-card scams are on the rise. Learn how to detect and prevent...


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If You See This Post on Social Media, Ignore it! It’s a Scam

This scam has been circling the Internet for years.


14 Online Scams You Need to Be Aware Of—and How to Avoid Them

When it comes to protecting yourself from online scams, education is your best defense. Here’s what you need to know...


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26 Secrets an Identity Thief Definitely Doesn’t Want You to Know

Watch out: These former identity thieves confess the tricks they use to scam you right under your nose.


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15 Ways Moving Companies Secretly Scam You

You're giving everything you own to the moving company, so look for these serious red flags for moving company scams.


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The Hotel Booking Scam You Definitely Need to Know About

It affects nearly one in four American travelers—don't be one of them!



The Psychic, The Novelist, and the $17 Million Scam

"Take off your bracelet," the fortune-teller commands. That's a test. Do you trust? You'd be amazed at how much you'll...


The Anonymous Confessions of a Con Artist

A veteran scammer reveals how he made millions by ripping off unsuspecting investors—and how you can protect yourself from people...