Better Business Bureau Warns Car Buyers Of Increase In Fake Online Ads For Used CarsVehicles are priced low and buyers are told it has to sell fast and that the car will be delivered after sending money to a third-party account.
Authorities Cracking Down On Scammers As New Yorkers In Need Become Victims Of Fraud Amid PandemicRip-offs of all kinds are on the rise in New York. In 2020, complaints to the Federal Trade Commission surged 85%.
Experts Warn: List Of COVID-19 Stimulus Scams Is GrowingMillions of Americans are struggling to pay their bills because of the coronavirus pandemic, and hackers are preying on that hardship with new texting scams.
National Consumer Protection Week Highlights Surging ScamsIt is estimated Americans lost nearly $670 million to scams last year.
Report Finds Military Members, Veterans Lose More Money To Scammers Than OthersA study from the Better Business Bureau found current and former service members who fell for a scam lost an average of $200.
College Grads Falling Victim To Scams While Trying To Pay Off Student Loan DebtsThe effort for college graduates to get their student loan debt paid off has many falling victim to scams.
Scammer Tricks Elderly Woman Out Of $45,000, Claimed Her Son Needed Bail MoneyThe thief arranged to pick up the cash at the senior’s house. Home surveillance cameras even captured the 81-year-old appearing grateful to hand over the money.
Authorities: Scammer Posing As Greenwich Police Chief Targeting ResidentsGreenwich's police chief says someone is pretending to be him in an apparent attempt to scam area residents.
Report: Most Common Scams You Need To Watch Out ForA new report from the Better Business Bureau found the riskiest scams are often very low-tech.
NYC Official: You Better Watch Out For Scams While Shopping For The HolidaysNew York City Consumer Affairs Commissioner Julie Menin said scammers can be more active during the holiday shopping season.
NY Officials Taking Proactive Approach To Combat 'Granny Scams'Prosecutors in New York have launched a campaign where grandkids are being enlisted as virtual fraud fighters.
Experts: Scammers Are Exploiting Ebola FearsWith the death toll from the Ebola virus now having topped 4,000 people – including one fatality in the U.S. – consumer advocates have been warning of scams that take advantage of people’s fears about the disease.
Suffolk County Police Warn Of PSEG Scam Targeting BusinessesSome Suffolk County businesses have reported receiving a call from someone who claims to work for the utility company and threatens to turn off electricity unless immediate payment is made.
Officials: Scammers Using Social Media To Learn More About TargetsIt's called the "Grandparent Scam," but it can happen to anyone -- con artists claim a loved one is in trouble and deperatedly need money.
Fake Netflix Employees Play Role Of Villain In Online ScamIn the scam, Netflix customers receive an email or a pop-up directing them to a phony, official-looking log-in page.