By Harriet Ryan
The police sought a person who claimed to be Bree Condon and who had bilked thousands out of men in an online scam. They were surprised to meet Justin Brown.
Postings over the last two years on the website Who’s Dated Who hint at the number of men who may have been scammed. After [...]
With the economy downturn this year, merchants have more ads and sales to entice people to get out and shop this holiday season. Whether you are shopping in the store or online, be sure to use the following tips to be safe.
Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving, malls, large retailers like Target and Best Buy, [...]
Jacksonville, FL – For years, Better Business Bureau has educated consumers about not giving out personal information over the telephone or to anyone who shows up at their front door. With the U.S. Census process beginning, BBB advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity [...]
By Jessica Walker
Jessica: What are the steps that someone should take if their identity or financial information is stolen?
Linda: If you or someone close to you has been a victim of Identity theft, go to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission Identity Theft site to find out what steps to take and how to report [...]
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
By Alissa Atkinson
Internet scams have been around for years, but the Federal Trade Commission’s recent crackdown on robocallers pushing car warrantees has put a spotlight on the thousands of tactics used by scammers to bilk Americans out of millions.
So why are they so successful?
One of the keys to scammers’ success is a [...]
By Jessica Walker
The main reason why I accepted the position as columnist for the Safer Dates Blog was to help showcase why Safer Dates exists and to be a reliable resource that empowers the online community to defend against becoming a victim of crime. Becoming cognizant of various safety tools is more important now than [...]