$500 Billion is the estimated cost of cybercrime as of 2015 based on various reports. How does that affect business and what fears and opportunities that it present for tomorrow? Let's take a different perspective.
By Caroline Hailey, Contributor Many people look forward to the holidays all year, including retailers. The ...
As someone who works in the cybersecurity industry, I know that the November to December timeframe is when many consumers and businesses will get hacked or defrauded. In many ways, the holiday season is an ideal time for cybercriminals.
When it comes to celebrity spokespeople pitching reverse mortgages on TV, don't believe everything you hear. Many of these ads are misleading and don't always give you the whole story.
Recently, famed basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal sent a cease and desist letter to me after I exposed him for pumping a company by the name of NXT Nutritional Holdings Inc.
So here I am, your Flag Mod. When you flag that obscene photo or report that fake profile, I'm one of the 'special users' who determines whether it should in fact be deleted, or if you were overreacting.
The greatest scams accompany the times of greatest need, and natural disasters are a match made in heaven for fraudsters.
Scam artists go where the money is. Forty-four percent of all wealth in America lies with older Americans. In addition, the concentration of people in this category is growing by 8,000 people per day as the baby boomers--those born after 1945 and prior to 1965--enter this peak wealth stage of their life in record numbers beginning in 2011.
Most people know Consumer Reports for its product tests and unwavering integrity. What most don't realize, however, is that it can also at the forefront of identifying critical trends.
Eventually we all realized emails telling us someone had died and we would be coming into millions were a scam.
People who are scammed almost always act alone without bringing anyone else into the process. If you can't find anyone else, try me.
Although only 36 percent of Americans who reported that they were victims of Internet scams in 2014 were over 50, 50 percent of the recorded losses were from our age group. Americans over 50 lost $339 million last year to online scammers.
What's scarier than a pile of blank college applications? How about being conned out of your college savings by the very people promising to help you pay for school. Thousands of students and parents are targeted by those seeking to capitalize on the public anxiety around tuition costs.
Rigging the lottery to win $14 million? It sounds like the plot of a fictional Ocean's Sixteen. However, it actually did occur, but in Iowa, not Vegas. The criminal never did profit from his crime, and was recently convicted on fraud charges.
Two days ago (August 24, 2015) at 12:49 pm Pacific time, I received a phone call, "This is a kidnap ransom demand call," that for a fleeting second I considered a joke. After my light response it was immediately made clear to me that I either "listen up!" or my daughter is dead.
If you are presented with an opportunity to invest in an unregistered offering, in addition to thoroughly investigating an investment--and the expert selling it--you should be on the lookout for some potential scams.