Tag Archives: Scams

Data Broker Is Charged With Selling Consumers’ Financial Details To ‘Fraudsters’

by Natasha Singer, New York Times

This week, the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit claiming that a data broker in Nevada sold intimate details about several hundred thousand people, including their Social Security numbers and bank account numbers, to marketers and other companies that had no legitimate need for that data. Read More ›

This Is How Your Gmail Account Got Hacked

by Jose Pagliery, CNN Money

It takes only 3 minutes to scan your email for valuable stuff. They’re looking for any email that shows your bank account information and images of your real life signature. They also search for login credentials for other accounts at Amazon or PayPal. They use the email search feature, looking for phrases like “wire transfer,” “bank” and “account statement. Safety tip: Perform this search yourself. Go ahead and erase any email with this sensitive data. Don’t leave this stuff lying around. Read More ›

Top Android app a scam, pulled from Google Play

by Stephanie Mlot, PC Mag

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According to Android Police, Virus Shield is a fake security app: Instead of scanning apps, settings, files, and media, like the service advertises, its shield icon simply changes from an “X” image to a check mark after a single tap. Read More ›

Five Signs of Financial Elder Abuse You Can Spot Now

by John Wasik, Forbes

Some of the most insidious swindles involve exploitation of older Americans. Fortunately, there are some clear warning signs of chicanery. Here’s what you need to look for. Read More ›

Don’t Fall for Valentine’s Day Scams

by Jason Alderman, Practical Money Skills

Whatever your love status, one thing everyone needs to guard against at this time of year is scams. Here are some of the more common Valentine’s Day scams to avoid. Read More ›

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