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  • Tell your Grams about these Scams
    Tell your Grams about these Scams
    Do we really get wiser with old age, or just more vulnerable to all the scammers out there? Here are the top scams directed towards senior citizens.IRSThe phone rings; it’s from the IRS, claiming you owe money.Caller ID says IRS (spoof...
  • Beware of these 10 Nasty Scams
    Beware of these 10 Nasty Scams
    Let’s look at the top 10 scams (random order).CharityA fraudster claims to represent a charitable organization.Such scams can operate ring-style, such as one out in Colorado some years ago in which women wearing crisp white dresses that...
  • An Iraqi girl stands inside of a displacement camp for those caught-up in the fighting in and around the city of Mosul
    How three enterprising Chechen ladies took ISIS for $3,300
    Yahoo Travel reported on Wednesday that three women in Chechnya took ISIS for $3,300 before getting caught. They are now under investigation for Internet fraud, which seems to be illegal even when committed against the most fearsome terrorist army...
  • Books
    Tax Resolution Scams: Details and defenses (Part 2)
    In Part 1of this look at tax resolution scams (looking at you, “Wave-goodbye-to-your-tax-problems-for-only-$4,500” guy) we took a look at how scam companies use fear as a factor for gaining access to your wallet. By making you feel...
  • Future
    Tax Resolution Scams: Fear as a factor (Part 1)
    We’ll start with a pretty simple question: Do you know everything about the IRS? If you answered yes, then you’re undoubtedly the chosen one of the tax resolution community! However, for the rest of us – tax professionals and IRS...
  • Cyber criminals target Florida Bureau of Unclaimed Property
    Cyber criminals target Florida Bureau of Unclaimed Property
    Targeting cyber criminals attempting to defraud Floridians of what is rightfully theirs, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced last week the arrest of Thomas Harry Penquite and Maria Lourdes Gutierrez after the two allegedly concocted an...
  • Review
    My Not So Glowing Review of United Royal Van Lines
    Disclaimer: This is my own personal account with United Royal Van Lines. I'm not trying to stop its business operations, but my goal with this article is to ensure that what happened to me does not happen to anyone else.I'd dealt with a...
  • Dude hacked Lottery Computers
    Dude hacked Lottery Computers
    Who needs psychics to reveal future lottery numbers when you can hack into the state lottery association and tamper with it? That apparently was the reasoning of Eddie Raymond Tipton, 51.Prosecutors believe Tipton inserted a thumb drive into a...
  • How Hackers use LinkedIn to Scam
    How Hackers use LinkedIn to Scam
    Hackers love LinkedIn because it links them in—straight through the portal of the targeted company. Geez, how much easier could this be, what with all the publically-exposed e-mail addresses of key players (and also worker bees) in big...
  • Preppers should beware of telephone survey scams
    Preppers should beware of telephone survey scams
    Preppers often store gold, silver, and guns in their homes. Those items are strong incentives to burglars. This article will discuss how preppers can protect themselves from telephone survey scams that can help burglars break into their homes.What...
  • IRS Scam
    Beware of IRS scam!
    It seems that every day there is a new scam arising in the effort to take away money from hard-working Americans.As taxes were due on April 15th, and many people have applied for extensions on their tax filings, now is the height of the season for...
  • Mortgage foreclosure relief scams
    Mortgage foreclosure relief scams
    With over $3 billion in reported losses nationwide last year, mortgage relief scams are at an all-time high despite a recovering economy, according to EyesOnNews on Thursday.With promises of a loan modification or relief from foreclosure,...
  • Beware of fake debt collection scams
    Beware of fake debt collection scams
    With federal government oversight taking hold in the debt collection industry, theConsumer Financial Protection Bureauhas again warned Americans not to let their guard down when it comes to telephone calls from supposed “debt collectors,...
  • Mars Colony Concept
    Mars One comes under increasing criticism, accused of being a scam
    Mars One, the project being conducted by a Dutch nonprofit that purports to have as a goal the establishment of a Mars colony, is coming under increasing criticism. A Monday article in Space Review suggests that the people running Mars One have...
  • Student loan scams abound
    Scam Artists take advantage of Obama’s “Student Aid Bill of Rights”
    Yesterday, President Obama signed the “Student Aid Bill of Rights”. Obama had been talking about creating a plan to help adults pay off their student loans, but up until now, it was not clear what this entailed. Rumors circulated that...
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