Four investment advisers used the time-tested free dinner investment seminars at a Tampa restaurant to scam $3.9 million from more than a dozen investors, many of them retirees.
At its worst, however, Facebook can be used to send content designed to get personal information from your computer and use it to make you a victim of identity theft.
Here’s how the scam starts: A crook first hacks the email account of someone involved in a real estate transaction. This can be the buyer, seller, lawyers, real estate agents or bankers.
Scammers are contacting Dell customers with detailed account information that should only be available to the company.
Protect yourself and your charitable contribution when helping others this holiday season.
In the past 2 years, losses have topped $740 million in the U.S., according to the FBI.
Targets of the attack receive an email claiming the driver is “indebted for driving on toll roads.” Don’t click on that link.
An organized scam that uses phony bank checks to purchase cars via Craigslist has become widespread.
A former NFL player ran a Ponzi scam, the SEC says. Will Allen and his partner claimed to lend money to pro athletes, with a promise to investors of up to 18 percent in interest.
While being on the FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry may not stop telemarketers from calling you, it’s still worthwhile to put your cell, VOIP and land lines on the list.