Misinformation vs. Disinformation: How to Tell the Difference
Even the savviest of us can be fooled. Here's how to recognize fake info.
10 Best RFID-Blocking Wallets for Extra Security
Though the risk is low, having your cards skimmed using RFID technology can cause headache and financial burden. An RFID-blocking...
Here’s What Hackers Can Do with Just Your Cell Phone Number
Scammers can use your phone number to impersonate, steal from, and harass you and others. Here's what to do if...
Is Love Bombing the Newest Scam to Avoid?
Could your partner's grand gestures lead to a romance scam? Watch out for these red flags.
How to Spot a Credit Card Skimmer
These scamming devices can appear on any unmonitored payment station. Learn how to spot and avoid them.
Received an Unexpected Package? It Could Be a Brushing Scam
Finding an unfamiliar package on your doorstep could have a dangerous downside.
This Is What an Amazon Email Scam Looks Like
Not every email from Amazon is legitimate. Keep an eye out for these telltale signs you might be dealing with...
Gift Card Scams: What They Are and How to Avoid Them
Your credit card isn't the only item in your wallet that scammers love. Watch out for these gift card scams...
15 Signs Someone Just Stole Your Identity
Nearly 60 million Americans have been victims of identity theft. Watch out for these signs that you're one of them.
How to Stop Getting Those Pesky Car Extended Warranty Calls
Robocalls about your car's extended warranty are annoying and potentially dangerous. Here's why you're getting them in the first place—and how...
11 Facebook Marketplace Scams to Watch Out For
Buyer beware: Lots of scammers set up shop on Facebook Marketplace. Here's how to avoid falling victim to one.
6 Common Venmo Scams to Watch Out For
Venmo has made transferring cash more convenient than ever, but some scammers are using the app to steal your money.
Amazon Scams to Avoid at All Costs
Thwart scammers in their paths by not falling for any of these scams.
Avoid Answering Calls from These Area Codes: Scam Phone Numbers Guide
Scam phone numbers are used every day to trick unsuspecting people into giving away their private information. The good news...
These Prisoners Scammed Millions from the Comfort of Their Jail Cells
A diabolical scam snares everyday Americans. The real shock is that it is pulled off by prisoners.
Why You Shouldn’t Share Photos of Your COVID-19 Vaccine Card
If you've already done this, you might want to take it down!
This Man Rigged the Lottery Five Times Before He Got Caught
It was the biggest lottery scam in American history.
7 Warning Signs a CBD Product Is Fake
An alarming number of CBD products on the market fail laboratory testing for safety and efficacy. Learn how to discern...
If You Ever Hear This 4-Word Phrase When You Pick Up the Phone, Hang Up Immediately
Hint: You'll recognize this phrase from commercials.
4 Ways These Companies Are Taking Advantage of You
Researching our doctors. Recycling. Furthering your education. We’re doing all the right things. So why are these companies taking advantage...
9 Signs an Instagram Ad Can’t Be Trusted
Enhance your detective skills so you don't fall victim to these common scams.
8 Signs You Shouldn’t Accept a LinkedIn Request
LinkedIn is a place to connect with people in your career field and grow your network, but before accepting every...
10 Most Common eBay Scams to Look Out For
eBay opens up a new world of used items and can't-miss deals. It also opens up the possibility of scams...
How I Ended Up in the NXIVM Cult—And How I Eventually Got Out
Cults may seem outlandish and easy to identify, but they are notoriously good at recruiting people. Here, a former NXIVM...
4 Major Scams to Watch Out for in the Wake of Natural Disasters—and How to Avoid Them
As awful as it seems, there are people who take advantage of natural crises. Whether you've been affected or are...
Watch Out for These 13 Common Car Repair Scams
Unless you're a car expert or best friends with a mechanic, you might be tricked into paying for services you...
Is That ‘Contact Tracer’ Really a Scammer? How to Tell
In the age of coronavirus, your health isn’t the only thing at risk. Here’s what you need to know to...
The Gift-Card Scam You Need to Watch Out for
As the holiday season rushes full steam ahead, gift-card scams are on the rise. Learn how to detect and prevent...
If You See This Post on Social Media, Ignore it! It’s a Scam
This scam has been circling the Internet for years.
This Man Knew He Was Being Scammed on the Internet. What He Did Next Changed His Scammer’s Life
An online con goes wonderfully, implausibly right.