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Scam Alert: Fraudsters Now Want iTunes Cards

POSTED: William PinilisJune 8, 2016 at 12:00 PM / Fraud, IRS Scams, Phone Scams, Scams

Fraudsters love prepaid cards and it seems they’re especially fond of iTunes cards lately.  According to a warning from the Federal Trade Commission, the cards are the newest payment method of choice for scammers.

SMiShing Scams Are On The Rise

POSTED: William PinilisApril 27, 2016 at 11:18 AM / Fraud, Identity theft, Phone Scams, Scams

Let’s play out a scenario that you are very likely to experience very soon.  You get text message on your phone saying suspicious activity has been detected on your bank account.

Elderly Woman Loses Life Savings to Phone Scam

POSTED: William PinilisApril 1, 2016 at 10:18 AM / Consumer News, Phone Scams

Although every consumer advocacy group in the country advises consumers to hang up when we get calls like our victim received, she didn’t. She’ll admit it seems crazy now but the callers were really convincing.

Consumer Protection Division Warns of Caller ID Scam

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 17, 2015 at 10:29 AM / IRS Scams, Phone Scams

The Sedgwick County Kansas Consumer Protection Division received two calls earlier this month from consumers who said they missed calls from the Consumer Protection Division’s phone number, when no one from the division had called those consumers.

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