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Online Smarts: Crowdfunding Scams posted on May 20

  Crowdfunding websites have become major platforms for raising money for various causes, from the production of a local band’s first album to the payment of a cancer patient’s medical expenses. While websites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe have been instrumental in funding entrepreneurial products and   …Continue Reading Online Smarts: Crowdfunding Scams

Scam Log Analysis, March 2016 – April 2016 posted on May 18

Scam Log Analysis, March 2016 – April 2016

  The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation compiles publicly-available scam, identity theft, and fraud complaints from around the Commonwealth via police logs and news outlets, as well as through the Office’s Consumer Information Hotline. Below are three recent consumer issues and how you can   …Continue Reading Scam Log Analysis, March 2016 – April 2016

Online Smarts: Tips for safe online shopping posted on May 16

  Online shopping provides a fast, convenient platform for purchasing goods. There are several ways to shop online. You can buy from the online store of your favorite company, for instance Gap or Best Buy, or from an online warehouse like Amazon or Overstock. You   …Continue Reading Online Smarts: Tips for safe online shopping