Actived: Thursday Jan 23, 2020
Fake Coupons, an Almost Unheard of Scam, Costs $600M
Fake coupons crime is rocketing in the US, with more types of fraudulent coupons churned out in the first few months of this year than in the whole of the previous decade. One coupon scam in particular recently turned into a major headache for a leading food manufacturer and hundreds of retailers.
Census Imposters Target Your Money and Your ID.html
Shopping warehouse company Costco and big-name retailer Kohls are both warning about Facebook scams that claim they’re respectively offering $75- and $100-off coupons. They’re not. And if you click on the links that accompany the “offers,” you’ll end up in trouble, losing money and perhaps confidential financial information.
Watch Out For This Gem Of A Scam.html
We’re not just talking about passing off a glittering piece of cubic zirconium (CZ) as a thousand dollar diamond, though that happens often enough. No, the con merchants go way beyond that. They make “sandwiches” with two cheap stones and a colored glue for the filling.
The Latest In Gift Card Scams.html
Don’t buy gift cards off of publicly displayed racks in retail stores. In addition, don’t assume that because gift cards are inaccessible to the public, they are safe. After all, store employees can participate in gift card scams too. Always carefully examine both the front and back of a gift card before you buy it. If you can see a PIN
Virtual Greetings Card Scam Takes the Shine off Christmas.html
Crooks use common card scam to offer fake products and install malware: Internet Scambusters #522 ‘Tis the season to be wary. That’s the message from Internet security companies highlighting the latest Christmas card scam and spam attacks targeting your inbox.
The Update On The Free Credit Report Scam.html
Last year, we described the program in our article on getting a free credit report. There is only one website, AnnualCreditReport.com, where you can order or download your free credit reports. Unfortunately, studies have found that there are over one hundred fraudulent sites that are misspellings of the real site!
New Facebook Scams Attack Your Privacy.html
This turns out again to be coupons offered via a website. This time, it tells victims they’ll receive coupons worth discounts of up to 80% off the cost of certain items — but they have to pay the promoter a 10% fee to get the coupons. Even worse, many of the supposed offers turn out to be worthless and won’t be honored by the manufacturer.
Scamlines 15: Tricksters cash in on confusion and scare
Although it’s a legitimate offer, the supplier insists recipients take out a warranty for $59, plus pay shipping and handling fees of $40 — for a total outlay of $99. The same converters sell for less than $40, with US government coupons, in retail stores. The solution: The impending switch to digital TV confuses many viewers.
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