Ivy Hotchkiss remembers the moment last December when she realized she was the victim of an elaborate online job scam.
“I sat on the floor in shock and disbelief,” said Hotchkiss. “Just clutching my computer, thinking, ‘What am I going to do?'”
The 22-year-old Toronto student had spent weeks looking online for part-time work, to help cover expenses in her final year at college.Read more
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Parcel delivery scams: ‘I clicked on a text message’
The police are receiving up to 20 reports a day from victims of convincing emails and text messages about parcel deliveries that are actually scams to defraud people of up to €5,000.
The scam has been around since April but intensified in recent weeks with messages being sent in Maltese and English and purporting to come from a range of delivery groups including MaltaPost and DHL.Read more
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Consumer Protection Alerts New Yorkers About Romance Scams
As Valentine’s Day Approaches, Learn How to Recognize and Prevent Romance and Sextortion Scams
Secretary Robert J. Rodriguez: “Romance scams can hurt financially and emotionally, and this Valentine’s Day, I encourage New Yorkers who are looking for love online to follow basic safety tips to protect themselves and their hard-earned money from scammers.”Read more
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Federal Trade Commission says romance scams reported in the U.S. result in higher losses than any other type of scam, with over $300 million in reported losses each year since 2020.
Which is why on Tuesday, dating app users in more than 15 countries started seeing warnings pop up on their screens with tips to prevent scammers. Read more
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Dangerous Malware Scam
Tax season is upon us, and that means that scammers are hard at work trying to fool as many of us as they can.
Recently, data from MalwareBytes and Unit42 reveals that there is a new malware campaign designed to fool people waiting for tax documents to show up in their inboxes. Read more
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SAPD: Scammers ‘Issuing Warrants’
SAN ANGELO, Texas (Concho Valley Homepage) — The San Angelo Police Department took to social media to warn San Angelo citizens of a recent scam phone call that appears to come from the police non-emergency dispatch number.
According to SAPD, there have been multiple reports of a scam caller acting as a supervisor at the police department.Read more
Ripandscam has received reports from victims of dating scammers using techniques that have previously been unheard of.
Dating fraudsters from online relationship with people over weeks and months and after that profit when they feel they have secured enough trust. Our Ripandscam site has logged some new methods used by fraudsters to watch out for. Fraudsters are currently saying that they don’t have enough yearly leave left to come and visit exploited people who they have been talking with on the web.Then again, they guarantee they can purchase leave of their employer, (American Military or a building organization and so forth). That leave will cost around £250 for every day so 10 days will cost £2,500. (greenroom) On the off chance that the exploited person falls to this they additionally approach them to pay for the flight.
Protect Yourself against Dating Scam
Trust your senses. On the off chance that you think something feels wrong, it most likely is.
Continuously monitor your security online and be cautious about what data you impart.
Never send cash or give Visa or online record points of interest to anybody you don’t know and trust.
Speak with individuals mainly and not from abroad, in spite of the fact that you ought to be mindful that somebody may let you know they are in the same nation as you when they are most certainly not.
Never answer to interchanges from somebody who you meet on a dating website/talk room or interpersonal interaction site that then needs continue with the correspondence via email.
On the off chance that you think a profile is fake, check the site for subtle elements on reporting it. For the most part there will be connections or catches on profiles to square or report people.