Consumer Issues & ID Theft / Computer Scams & ID Theft

  • Beware of Lowe's phishing scam on Facebook

      

    Watch out! Another Facebook scam is making the rounds. This time it has to do with Lowe's Home Improvement. Read more: Warning: 3 Facebook scams you want to avoid A Facebook post...

  • 3 ways to avoid tax fraud

      

    Tax season has arrived -- and unfortunately, that means scammers are on the prowl! So what do you need to know in order to safeguard your identity and your wallet from thieves? Here...

  • Identity thieves are using call centers to carry out scams

      

    You probably aren't surprised anymore when you figure out that a customer service representative you're talking to is actually half-way across the world somewhere in a call center. But...

  • Beware of this chip credit card scam!

      

    October 1, 2015, was the deadline for retailers and credit card issuers to switch over to using the new EMV credit cards, which contain a chip that's meant to fight fraud by generating...

  • Online shoppers: Protect your financial privacy

      

    Buying season is still in full swing, and so are the scammers. Here are some steps you can take to keep your financial info safe when shopping online.

  • Avoid these common Facebook scams

      

    Online scammers are hard at work, and facebook users are big target.What to look for and how to avoid becoming a victim.

  • Why You Need To Turn Paper Statements Back On

      

    Another day, another report about major security breaches! I read recently about a ring of hackers figured out how to break into the big banks' back office system in the fall of 2013. To...

  • Top 10 scams of 2015 and how to protect yourself from them

      

    According to the Better Business Bureau, here are the top 10 scams of 2015: Tax Scams (IRS and CRA) Debt Collections Sweepstakes/Prizes/Gifts Tech Support Government Grant Advanced...

  • Warning: 3 Facebook scams you want to avoid

      

    Social media scams are nothing new, but right now there are three specific Facebook scams that are spreading like wildfire!  For cyber criminals, what's the easiest way to reach...

  • Top 10 financial scams targeting seniors and how to avoid them

      

    Do you have aging family members or friends? According to a MetLife survey, crimes against the elderly skyrocketed in the last year. Seniors lost $3 billion to criminals through home repair...

  • What to do if you are a victim of holiday crime

      

    Police departments across the US are ramping up staff to combat holiday crime this year. Atlanta Police Department (APD) statistics show that the highest number of crimes in 2014...

  • Look out for these scams on Facebook

      

    Facebook has become a place for scammers. Here’s what to be aware of when you're on the social media site.

  • Hackers steal payment data from Sheraton, Westin, other hotel customers

      

    Another day, another data breach. This time involving Starwood Hotels and Resorts, a company that owns nearly a dozen hotel brands. What consumers should know about the breach Starwood says...

  • Heads up: New chip credit card scams

      

    Crooks are already finding ways to scam you using the new chip and signature credit cards. Here's what to look out for.

  • Protect yourself against gas station debit card skimmers

      

    Criminals are able to steal your financial information while you pump gas. Learn about skimmer scams and protect yourself.