Category: Fraud Corner

Holiday Gift Cards and What to Look Out for!

Gift cards are one quick way to get through your last-minute holiday shopping list. But before you give (and get) gift cards, here are a few things you need to know. Inspect gift cards before you buy. A gift card should have all its protective stickers in place. Report the card to the store if… Read more

Tips for Safe Holiday Shopping!

Now that the holiday shopping season is in full swing, scammers are shopping too, looking for people to separate from their money. We already gave you some of the FTC’s tips for happy holiday shopping, but here are some tips to help you outsmart those bah-humbug scammers and donate safely. Online shopping? Pay by credit… Read more

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Fraud Alert Tips

It’s Holiday Season for the bad guys too! But not the way you might think. They go into scam-overdrive mode. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the busiest online shopping days and the bad guys are planning to get rich with your money. So, here are some important Fraud Alert Tips to consider: Never click… Read more

Beware of Fake Checks

Even in today’s digital and mobile world where electronic money transfers are common, consumers and businesses may still prefer the assumed security of paper cashier’s checks or official bank checks for large or major payments. Recipients generally prefer one of these checks over a personal check because the financial institution presumably has already collected the… Read more

A Few Tips to Keep Your Child Safe Online

Online games and websites for kids are everywhere these days – to the point where it’s commonplace to see toddlers playing with them, too. And while the internet often offers a positive way for children to explore and learn, privacy concerns are lurking. To help protect children’s privacy, the FTC enforces the Children’s Online Privacy Protection… Read more

Suffolk County Officials Warn of New Telephone Scam

Source: Newsday Fraudsters are employing a new phone scam that displays a caller ID that looks like a legitimate source, whether it’s the U.S. Social Security Administration or PSEG Long Island, officials warned Thursday. Suffolk County officials held a news conference last week to warn people about the new scam. In addition, PSEG Long Island held… Read more

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