The recent collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has sent shockwaves through the financial world, and its implications are being felt by businesses and consumers alike.Read more
It’s that time of year again: a time for sharing, shopping, family gatherings… and scams.Read more
Coal in Your Stocking is the Least of Your Worries with Phishing Sites Around
When it comes to holiday shopping, it’s very clear that the internet is not just a tool for browsing and filling in those wish lists.
2017 marks the first year in history that Americans plan to do more holiday shopping online than in-store. A recent Deloitte survey found that we will spend roughly 51% of our gift budget this year with online retailers, compared to just 42% at brick-and-mortar stores. It’s not hard to understand why; after all, why fight the crowds when you can shop from convenience of your living room? Not to mention that online shopping usually means saving a bit compared to in-store prices. Read more
What is Internet Fraud?
The internet is a wonderful tool. Nowadays, it seems impossible to live without it. However, users need to be cautious of internet fraud when either buying or selling online. Internet fraud occurs whenever online services or software are used to commit fraud.
Identifying and Avoiding Credit Repair Scams
Many people find themselves in a situation where they have developed bad credit. Those who hope to become financially stable will be in search of the best tactics and resources to repair credit damage.
Avoid Cyber Monday Scams
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, has long been a tradition. Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, is the rapidly growing counterpart to Black Friday.
Be Aware of Gift Card Fraud
Owing to their versatility, gift cards are one of the most popular gifts given during the holidays. In fact, consumers spend over $25 billion on gift cards during the holiday shopping season alone.
Scams Against Senior Citizens Are Pervasive In Today’s Society
The respect your elders directive has been sorely ignored. In fact, we daily see people taking advantage of the elderly. Scams against senior citizens are increasing in number and deviousness. It truly is a sad state of affairs when people are willing to sink to the all-time lows of robbing the elderly!
Beware: Social Media Scams Abound
It’s really quite disheartening that people are so vile. Scams against senior citizens and college student scams have long proliferated our society. Now, though, with the advent of social media, the riff raff is at it again. They’ve developed a number of methods to rip you off.
Email Scams Steal Money and Personal Information
Gone are the days of junk mail in the physical mailbox. Today, scammers don’t have to invest in stamps to attempt to cheat you out of your money or steal your identity. No, the advent of email has increased scam potential and made a host of people vulnerable to thievery at its sneakiest.
If at all possible, you as a consumer should contact the merchant first with any issues. While we encourage this “hands-on” approach, however, we understand that this doesn’t work in every situation: a merchant’s return process may be too much work, or its policies too difficult to interpret.
The merchant may be unresponsive, or you may not be able to locate contact information at all. We’re your advocate in these instances, helping you slice through the red tape to resolve your issue.