Category: Fraud Friday

Black Friday Scams to Watch Out For

Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. With COVID-19 still in full swing, many people are turning to online shopping for their holiday needs – which means that there is plenty of opportunity for scammers to take advantage. In this week’s #FraudFriday, we present some scams to help you navigate the holiday season – for Black Friday and beyond! Read More…

Real or Scam: Seattle Home for Rent

Rental scams are really common, especially in tight housing markets. Many times we’re so desperate to get a decent home for a good price that we throw caution to the wind in hopes of beating out the next person behind us. In this #FraudFriday edition, we look at a rental ad scam and show what to look for to avoid losing money! Read More…

Real or Scam: House Manager Job Ad

It is not unusual for well-to-do families to hire house managers to get daily chores and activities accomplished, but even the most innocent-looking job ads can turn out to be scams! In this week’s #FraudFriday edition, we’ll look at a House Manager job ad to see if it’s legit. Read More…

Election Scams – Protect Your Identity and Your Vote!

Election season brings about a lot of political ads, signs, and sadly, scams. In the weeks leading up to an election, scammers come out in full force trying to steal your identity, take your money, or otherwise disenfranchise your vote. In this week’s #FraudFriday, we explore four types of election scams to look out for. Read More…

Real or Scam: Mall Surveyor Job Ad

It’s hard to tell real job offers from scams, especially if they’re non-traditional jobs like surveying! In this week’s #fraudfriday edition, we’re taking a look at a job posting that is asking for a Mall Surveyor to determine if it’s legitimate or not.
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Real or Scam: Customer Service Job Ad

It can be hard to tell if a job offer is legitimate or not. Especially when it’s offering a high wage and flexibility in hours. In this week’s #FraudFriday edition, we look at a job offer that seems to be offering $18/hr for a customer service position. Read More…

Real or Scam: Mystery Shopping Walmart

It can be difficult to figure out if a job offer is legitimate or not…especially for mystery shoppers! This week, in our #FraudFriday edition, we break down a very looong and specific job offer to determine if this job offer for Mystery Shopping is real, or if it’s a scam. Read More…

Would You Recognize This Scam on CNBC?

Anyone can design a website to look like a company that you know. It’s quite simple to steal the look, logos, and fonts – which makes it tricky when you’re trying to figure out if it’s legitimate or not. In this episode, we look at a CNBC-spoofed site – and go over some tricks to help determine scam websites.
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