Fraud

Fake COVID-19 treatments and other new fraud schemes

Like the coronavirus (COVID-19) pathogen itself, incidents of COVID-19 fraud are surging and financial losses are piling up. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that the number of 2020 COVID-19-related complaints doubled in just one recent week. As of March 31, losses attributed to the outbreak stood at $5.9 million. Here are some of the […]

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Beware Coronavirus-related Scams

The IRS has issued a warning to taxpayers about calls and email phishing attempts dealing with COVID-19 or the Coronavirus.  Main concerns center around identity theft and tax-related fraud. Taxpayers should watch for emails, text messages, websites and social media attempts that request money or any personal information. According to IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig, “The […]

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Fraudsters are using COVID-19 to fleece Americans

As governments around the globe mobilize to defend their populations from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), criminals are also mobilizing — to fleece people. These opportunists have already found ways to use the fear and chaos associated with the pandemic to enrich themselves. But you can protect yourself and your business. Ripe opportunity Phishing emails that […]

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Business opportunity or scam?

The investment “opportunity” could be anything from a new nutritional supplement to a foolproof method for “flipping” houses. But if the investment or product is advertised as “easy money” or promises immediate high earnings, beware. Although there are plenty of legitimate business opportunities out there, there are also plenty of fraudulent schemes that exist for […]

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