Scams seem to be part of our every day lives now as you hear story after story of people being victimized by scammers and their carefully crafted scams. Some are easier to fall victim to than others. I recently talked about thelatest bank scamsas an example.
There are scams out there that generally make an appearance during a certain of the year and they are known as seasonal scams. I want to talk about some of those today such as which kind of specific scams they are and how you can avoid them. I know there tend to be more scams around the major holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years so you definitely need to be on alert around that time of year, which we are quickly approaching.
There are so many scams going around in our world today and it almost makes you not want to do anything, but we know that just isn’t an option. It can be hard sometimes to tell what is really legitimate and what isn’t. That’s why I want people to be aware of the latest bank scams that are going around out there.
This is very important because there are scammers out there sending texts and emails claiming to be from people’s institutions trying to make them think that something serious has happened to their account or that it has been frozen and that they need to give out certain information in order to verify that it’s them and to reactivate the account. I will talk about the truth of how these scams are trying to get your valuable banking account information and how banks will never ask for that if they are truly contacting you. Plus I’ll share some information about how some people in a particular state in the US, were receiving these type of scams.
I have not really talked about this, but it’s something I feel is very important. People need to be aware of online car buying scams because they are really starting to become more common. I’m looking for another car myself and I do see a lot of ads online of different vehicles with really good prices, some in fact that seem too good to be true.
I recently came across an article on one of my local news station’s website that had an article about how the Better Business Bureau is warning people about purchasing cars online and how a lot of scammers from overseas are producing a lot of these particular scams.
It seems like it keeps happening over and over. I keep getting emails about my PayPal account getting suspended. Why oh why is my PayPal account suspended again?! The email says that suspicious activity on my account has caused PayPal to temporarily restrict the account. The suspicious activity they found has to do with credit cards linked to my acc…….wait a minute.
I don’t have credit cards linked to PayPal. What’s really going on here? Could this actually be a phishing email instead? If you believe that it is a phishing email I received and panicked over, you would be completely correct! It’s time to take another look at yet another PayPal phishing email that I received in my inbox.You canread about some othersI’ve gotten in the past.
Well folks, it appears My Apple ID is locked! I received an email from Apple that says they will lock my account if I don’t respond in 24 hours because of suspicious activity from Nigeria. The thing is, I received this email back on September 1st and so my account is definitely locked!
Wait a minute! If it’s locked, how come I was able to download Apple’s latest version of IOS on to my iPhone? Also, why was I able to purchase and download a song yesterday? It looks like this is a case of yet another Phishing Scam! Did I fall for it and click the link on the inside of the email? Are there red flags that give this email away as to being a phishing scam? I’ll take a look at that and more, below. You can also check out one of mymost recent articlesregarding an Amazon phishing email that I received a little while back.