Scam Watch


26 Jul 2021

Last year, there were more than 800,000 financial scams online that cost Americans more than $4.2 billion. Scammers haven't slowed down yet, and they've learned some new tricks. Here are the top financial scams of 2021 to watch out for...

28 Jun 2021
Travel Scams on the Rise, Here's What to Watch For
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The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns temporarily ended tourism and travel worldwide. Today, a flood of Americans desperate to get away from it all for the first time in nearly two years are getting ready to travel again. As always, high demand and money have spawned a cottage industry of fraud, this time specializing in travel scams…

27 May 2021

Government Grant Scams

Government Grant Scams

While the government has a diverse share of handouts, the process of getting a grant isn't as easy as just picking up the phone. Government grant scams usually start that way. And tell you you're just a small payment away from a big fat federal check…

27 Apr 2021
Gift Cards: A Scammer's Best Friend

Gift cards have long served as a ubiquitous token of appreciation. They're given out of kindness (or kindness mixed with a bit of promotion). Yet, as is so often the case, scammers have found a way to turn gift cards a weapon to separate their victims from their cash…

01 Mar 2021

Economic impact payments, also known as stimulus checks, has proven irresistible to scammers and thieves. Many Americans have fallen prey to scams, phishing, and outright theft thanks to criminals using stimulus checks as a premise. Here's what FinCEN says we should look out for…