Tag «Scams»

Tax Scams [Video]

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Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! In recent years, thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams and fake IRS communication. This page looks at the scams affecting individuals, businesses, and tax professionals and what do if you if you …

Tech Support Scams [Video]

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Technical support scams – Avoiding Cybercriminals don’t just send fraudulent email messages. They might call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft. They might also setup websites with persistent pop-ups displaying fake warning messages and a phone number to call and get the “issue” fixed. They might offer to help solve your …

Trading Scams Fraud [Video]

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Trading – Investor Alert Binary Options and Fraud The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Office of Consumer Outreach (CFTC) are issuing this Investor Alert to warn investors about fraudulent promotion schemes involving binary options and binary options trading platforms. These schemes allegedly involve, among other things, the …

Multi-Level Marketing MLM [Video]

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MLM or Network Marketing: Worth It, or Too Good to Be True? 6 Questions to Check Out an MLM/Network Marketing Opportunity By Scott Allen “Become a Millionaire!” “Make Money 24 Hours a Day” “Instant Success!” The headlines are certainly enticing, especially in today’s troubled economic climate. The idea of making money right away without any …

Children Risks Online [Video]

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Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet: Online Risks and Threats By Natalie Walker Whitlock and Marilyn Martinez With three-fourths of U.S. homes wired for online service and thousands more schools and libraries connected, the majority of children today have access to the Internet. Large numbers of these children who go online are encountering sexual solicitations …

Malware Ransomware [Video]

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Viruses, Spyware, and Malware What is malware? “Malware” is a term for any software that gets installed on your machine and performs unwanted tasks, often for some third party’s benefit. Malware programs can range from being simple annoyances (pop-up advertising) to causing serious computer invasion and damage (e.g., stealing passwords and data or infecting other …

Pet Scams [Video]

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5 Pet Scams You Need to Know The dog days of summer go beyond just rising temperatures – at least for pet lovers. Pet scams are also heating up, and here’s what you should know about the most common schemes: Dognapping Born during the economic downturn of recent years,dognapping involves stealing dogs from unattended backyards …

Lottery Sweepstakes Scams [Video]

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Unexpected prize & lottery scams Unexpected prize and lottery scams work by asking you to pay some sort of fee in order to claim your prize or winnings from a competition or lottery you never entered. How this scam works You will receive notification that you have won a lot of money or a fantastic prize …

Children Scams [Video]

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Children Scams Parenting: 10 Common Internet Scams Your Child Might Fall For The world wide web can be a big, scary place for your kids. The most efficient way to monitor your child’s online activity is through a parental intelligence system that will monitor and analyze their actions. Scams come a dime a dozen, but it’s worse …

Shopping Online [Video]

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Shopping online Online businesses selling goods and services must: ensure products and services meet Australian safety regulations not mislead you or hide costs and other details from you compete fairly to ensure a variety of choices on quality and price give you automatic guarantees with the right to ask for a repair, replacement, refund, cancellation …