scams

IRS Unveils Top Tax Scams For 2020

(CNN) - Calling it their "dirty dozen" list, the IRS released what it considers to be the top tax scams of 2020. The federal agency says the list focuses on scams that target taxpayers and emphasizes aggressive and evolving…

Unemployed Workers Fall Victim To Scams

(CNN) - More than half of the people targeted by employment scams are unemployed. That's according to a new report out by the Better Business Bureau. The BBB's study look at scammers who pretended to be representatives of well-known…

Sweepstakes, Lottery and Prize Scams

Sweepstakes, lottery and prize scams are among the most serious and pervasive frauds operating today.  While the scams’ roots go as far back in the culture as gambling, the fraud continues to evolve with…

Watch Out For Storm Scammers

Natural disasters like wildfires, storms, tornadoes and hurricanes, often bring out the best in people, as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis…

Avoiding Social Security Scams

(NBC News) According to a recent report, nearly half of all phone calls will come from scammers by next year. The latest scheme involves fraudsters claiming to be from the Social Security Administration.…

Watch Out for Seasonal Job Scams

Companies still need part-time workers this holiday season. Small businesses, catering, and delivery companies, especially, need staff to handle the end of the year peak. Stay alert, though, holiday time is…

Cyber Monday: Online Shopping Scams To Watch For

(CNN) - A record number of Americans are expected to shop online this weekend and on Cyber Monday. But experts warn; online holiday shopping is also prime time for scammers. Advice for consumers, be extra careful shopping on a mobile…