Seniors Identity Theft [Video]

Seniors Lose $3 Billion to Identity Theft Each Year. Do This to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft Alix Langone   Identity theft impacts millions of people every year, and older Americans are targeted at higher rates than the rest of the population. People age 65 and older lose a whopping $36.5 billion to elder financial abuse every year, and almost $3 billion of that money is stolen via identity theft fraud, according to a study conducted by financial services firm TrueLink. The average amount of money an older adult loses…

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Prize Lottery Scams [Video]

Lottery Scams

Unexpected Prize & Lottery Scams How to Recognize and Avoid Lottery Scams   Online Threat Alerts Beware of “Facebook Group Email Addresses” Lottery Scams Unexpected prize and lottery scams work by asking you to pay some sort of fee in order to claim your prize or winnings from a competition or lottery you never entered. How lottery scams work You will receive notification that you have won a lot of money or a fantastic prize in a competition, lottery or sweepstake that you don’t remember entering.  The contact may come by…

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Phone Scams [Video]

Phone Scams

Phone scammers posing as law enforcement, Social Security Administration steal more than $2 million MAY 2, 2019, 2:30PM EDT The NYPD has issued an alert to warn people against phone scams in which callers are pretending to be the Social Security Administration or law enforcement agencies. There have been more than 200 complaints made regarding the scam, and people have reported losses of more than $2 million. In comparison, only three similar complaints were made all of last year. Scammers tell victims their Social Security number has been used for illegal activities,…

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News – Following the OneCoin Crypto Fraud 2019 [Video]

Onecoin

OneCoin lawyer found guilty in ‘crypto-scam’ A US lawyer has been found guilty for his role in the OneCoin cryptocurrency scam, which raised billions of pounds from investors convinced they were buying into a new digital currency. A New York jury found that Mark Scott helped to perpetuate the scheme, routing approximately $400m (£310m) out of the US while working to conceal the true ownership and source of the funds. Prosecutors said he made about $50m. Mr. Scott’s lawyers had said he did not know that OneCoin was worthless. They…

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ICFO Archive: Tech Support Scams [Video]

Tech Support Scams

Older archive but a good history of Tech Support Scams Right Click on Links Regulators shut down global PC ‘tech support’ scam Tech Support Scams – Help & Resource Page Support scams, malware and mind games without frontiers Tech Support Scams – Help & Resource Page TECH SUPPORT SCAMS ‘Microsoft Partner’ Claims Fuel Support Scams Microsoft hits Windows tech support scammers with a lawsuit Anatomy of a Scam: The “Windows Tech Support” Con Examined Conversation With a Tech Support Scammer Better Business Bureau: Tech support scams are a serious danger Windows…

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Most Common Addictions [Video]

Game Addiction

10 Most Common Addictions The real danger of internet addiction. 10 Most Common Addictions Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, gambling, shopping, sex, food, video games, internet, and work are the 10 most common forms of addiction. What characterizes these forms of addiction? And how can we understand this phenomenon? When we think of addiction, most of us think of alcohol and drugs.  Indeed, alcohol addiction costs just America $250 billion a year, 2 billion people have problems with alcohol worldwide and 185 million abuse drugs.  70% of violent crime is enacted by…

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