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What is ghost broking?

If you haven't heard of ghost broking, perhaps it's time you did, especially if you are a young driver in search of cheap insurance.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 7 comments

'Obamascare Scammers' threaten elderly with jail

Concord - Just when you thought identity thieves and telemarketer scammers who target the elderly were the lowest form of sub-human scum, a new species is discovered.
In the Media by William M. Schmalfeldt - 1 comment

Telephone jury duty scam making the rounds…again

Jury duty scams have been making the rounds for years. Recently, this type of fraud has made a comeback in many states. Scammers typically call their victims by telephone.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Beware — Yet another YouTube scam!

How many times have you heard the saying "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is?" Alas, some people never learn. Most of us, actually.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 9 comments

Toronto police warn public about 'black money' scam

Toronto - The warning was issued after police arrested a 32-year-old man who is alleged to have used 'black money' to dupe the victim out of $450,000.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Become a DJ for £444?

Sydenham - A company is offering young Londoners the chance to train as DJs for £444. What will applicants get for their money? Probably not what they think.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Review: 'You've Been Scammed' — and it was your own fault Special

We can all be conned, duped, scammed, sometimes we fool ourselves. This current BBC series shows us some of the tricks to avoid.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron

Do older people get tricked more often?

New research indicates that people’s ability to judge the trustworthiness of faces diminishes with age. This could explain why older people are more vulnerable to face-to-face financial scams.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 7 comments

Study: Offline schemes are top causes of identity fraud

A new study conducted by an insurance company says, despite the increased use of the Internet being used to conduct business, that offline schemes are the top known causes of identity fraud.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Top Christmas scams this 2012 holiday season

While the holiday season is full of cheer, it is also a time when scammers come out in droves. Several top holiday-related scam lists have been published this week.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 1 comment
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