Facebook phishing campaign tricked nearly 500,000 users in two weeks

The hack should act as another warning that everyone is fair game when it comes to scams A CyberNews investigation into a malicious message on Facebook Messenger turned up a much larger phishing operation on Facebook that appears to have bamboozled close to 500,000 users on the social media platform inside of two weeks.  CyberNews says it … Continue reading Facebook phishing campaign tricked nearly 500,000 users in two weeks

More On Dating Scams So You Won’t Get ‘Catfished’

A Note: For those of you who don't know what a 'catfish' is, here's the definition. (No, it's not something you catch on a hook in water, lol) A Catfish is a person who sets up a false personal profile on a social networking site for fraudulent or deceptive purposes. You’ve heard of romance scams. … Continue reading More On Dating Scams So You Won’t Get ‘Catfished’

Health Insurance Scams Can Cost You BIG!

by Lisa Lake, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC In 2018, we told you about Simple Health, a group of companies that the FTC says tricked people into signing up for what the companies told them was comprehensive health coverage that met Affordable Care Act standards. Instead, people wound up with premiums as high as hundreds of dollars … Continue reading Health Insurance Scams Can Cost You BIG!

Scams That Start On Social Media

by Bridget Small, Division of Consumer & Business Education Scammers are hiding out on social media, using ads and offers to market their scams, according to people’s reports to the FTC and a new Data Spotlight. In the first six months of 2020, people reported losing a record high of almost $117 million to scams that … Continue reading Scams That Start On Social Media