Construction and home improvement projects can put a dent in your wallet. You can protect yourself from potential scammers with these tips.
After world disasters like the earthquake in Haiti and the Afghan refugee crisis, scammers flood the internet with fake fundraisers.
Scammers are abusing social media platforms to reach younger users, who are typically more trusting when it comes to sharing personal data online, experts say.
Disappointed Olivia Rodrigo fans have taken to TikTok and Twitter to say they feel let down by the pop star's merchandise.
The FBI says Joshua Hall raised thousands of dollars for a fake organization by impersonating the former President Donald Trump's relatives.
Australians lost a record $851 million to scams in 2020, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission reports. The COVID-19 pandemic and widespread lockdowns left victims financially and emotionally vulnerable to financial exploitation. Scammers turned to Bitcoin over the year, with $26.6 million of the cryptocurrency siphoned away from victims. Visit […]
US investors reported a roughly 80% increase in crypto scam losses since the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Steve Daines are asking the FTC to help Americans "recognize travel scams" to avoid being duped as they book vacations.
Several social media accounts were taken over to spread cryptocurrency spam in the hours before the Tesla CEO prepared for his "Saturday Night Live" stint.
A Telegram account called 'WallStreetBets - Crypto Pumps' offered fake 'WSB Finance' coins in a pre-mine sale in exchange for Binance and Ether.
Famed short-seller Carson Block is betting even further against SPACs, a market that he calls a 'scam' in a Bloomberg interview.
A US commodities regulator says a UK man had been ordered to pay more than $571 million for an apparent scam that collected more than 22,000 bitcoin.
Romance-related internet scammers had their most lucrative year in 2020, according to an FTC report. Scammers use dating and community-oriented apps to build fake relationships with unsuspecting singles. After months or years gaining trust, the scammers will use their unknowing victims to launder money. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
"We are concerned that weary homeowners will fall prey to unsolicited calls regarding insurance claims, home warranties..." Nicholas Ganjei said.
A man in Atlanta pleaded guilty to wire fraud related to a scheme to defraud his Fortune 500 employer by submitting a falsified medical letter claiming he had contracted COVID-19, the Justice Department announced on Monday. Federal authorities said Santwon Antonio Davis, 35, caused more than $US100,000 in company losses […]
Police in Manchester have arrested a 41-year-old Indonesian man on suspicion of wire fraud, identity theft, and conspiracy. The arrest was made shortly after a US extradition request, an FBI spokesperson told AFP. Authorities allege that Hargobind Tahilramani, nicknamed the ‘Hollywood Con Queen,’ stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from […]
The new PlayStation 5 sold out quickly, and crashed retailers websites. The consoles are going for more than double the original price on reseller marketplaces. Some scammers on eBay are selling photos of the consoles for hundreds of dollars, and eBay says it is removing them. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]