Browsing Tag

scam

Ripoff alert / Tech

Facebook Official Or Hoax?

On May 26, 2016

We use Facebook to make things official like births and weddings, but just because you see an announcement on Facebook doesn’t means it’s official.

Coupons / Freebies / Ripoff alert / Saving money

Deal or no deal? How to spot a fake offer

On February 8, 2012

Looking for a deal? How about this hot site offering prizes like an iPad for $39.99? Or, having trouble paying your mortgage? How about a loan modification. The ModExperts offer a guaranteed loan modification. While I’m always looking for deals, I can assure you these are not deals. They’re scams setup by the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business…

Protecting your identity / Ripoff alert / Tech

Zappos customers on alert after cyber attack – the lesson for all of us

On January 16, 2012

Cyberfraud is always rampant, but what’s next this week? Online shoe retailer, Zappos, is warning customers that their personal data may have been accessed including your email address, name, billing and shipping address, phone number, and the last four digits of your credit card number, and maybe even a scrambled version of your password. Yikes! The email sent to customers…

Consumer News

Waiting for a package? Don’t fall for the fake

On January 16, 2012

Waiting on a package from someone? Don’t fall for a bogus email about a delivery or you could install a virus on your machine or have personal information stolen. These types of phishing emails make the rounds. Often, legitimate companies like banks or even the IRS are targeted. The thieves use the legitimate businesses to get you to click on…