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How to Avoid Craigslist Scams

Are you searching for a job? A used car? A new apartment? A Blu-Ray copy of Air Bud 2: Golden Receiver? You can find it all on Craigslist. But as with online dating and unsolicited emails promising riches, internet classified ads can come…

Nigerian Email Scams: More Effective Than Ever

The internet has always been home to shady scam artists looking to prey on unsuspecting users by compromising their data or stealing their money. One of the most common (and long-lived) type of online fraud are the infamous Nigerian email…

Beware These 3 New Blackmail Scams

It's seems like these days every way you turn someone is trying to scam you, especially online. But the latest blackmail scams aren't necessarily online. The first one comes right to your mailbox. 1. The Bitcoin Blackmail Scheme A new…

How to Protect Your Data Online

The year 2017 saw devastating data breaches involving massive companies like Equifax and Facebook that put millions of people’s personal information at risk. While corporate data breaches are out of your control, here are some things you…

Can You Erase Yourself from the Internet?

In the wake of revelations about how Cambridge Analytica misused Facebook consumer data, you're probably one of two minds. You're either resigned to the loss of privacy, or you want to erase yourself from the internet as much as possible.…

Don’t Fall for These Dating Scams

According to Consumer Reports, 12% of people have been scammed on dating sites. A popular victim stereotype is the middle-aged woman over 50 with fading good looks. But in reality the victims of dating scams defy stereotype — they include…