Scammers and the Christmas Toy Craze

Scammers and the Christmas Toy Craze

by Leslie Freeland, December 11, 2018

 Don’t Get Scammed by the Toy Hype. Every year leading up to the holiday season, the press starts to publish their “top toys for Christmas” lists. From the craze for Cabbage Patch Kids in the ‘80s to the Hatchimals of 2016, there’s sure to be one toy that’s at the … Continue reading

Don’t Get Fooled This Open Enrollment Season

Don’t Get Fooled This Open Enrollment Season

by Leslie Freeland, November 30, 2018

Robocalls and the 2018 Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period. Open Enrollment is the perfect time for robocall scammers to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. Between November 1st through December 15th, most people have the opportunity to select a new health insurance plan (some states vary), which means scammers will be … Continue reading

How to Deter Package Thieves

How to Deter Package Thieves

by Leslie Freeland, November 8, 2018

Porch Pirates No More! With the holiday season coming soon, many people will be getting more packages than normal delivered to their homes. But with more deliveries come more package thieves (AKA “porch pirates”), people who swipe parcels that don’t belong to them to either use or resell the contents. … Continue reading

Avoid Becoming a Victim at a Time of Loss: Obituary Thieves

Avoid Becoming a Victim at a Time of Loss: Obituary Thieves

by Leslie Freeland, October 24, 2018

Burglars Who Scout Out Targets from Obituary Notices. People who prey on the innocent with scams and robberies are despicable. But there are no words to describe the actions of people who prey on others during a time of loss. Some thieves are willing to stoop to the lowest levels … Continue reading

Overpayment Scams Can Affect Anyone, Even Local Services

Overpayment Scams Can Affect Anyone, Even Local Services

by Leslie Freeland, October 18, 2018

Overpayment scams might be here to stay – but you can protect yourself. By now, many people have heard about this common scam. In a nutshell, it works like this: someone sends you too much money and asks you to return the extra amount and keep what you were supposed … Continue reading

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