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Monthly Archives: May 2017

“You’ve Got Mail-Scams” Posted on May 5

“You’ve Got Mail-Scams”

  As of February, Verizon discontinued providing Verizon.Net email service. The company partnered with AOL and gave their customers 30 days to choose one of three options: switch over to AOL, transfer their email to a different provider (such as Gmail or Hotmail) or do   …Continue Reading “You’ve Got Mail-Scams”

PayPal Phishing Scam Posted on May 3

PayPal Phishing Scam

  The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation is warning consumers of a new PayPal phishing scam. Fraudsters are sending out convincing, sophisticated e-mails which feature the PayPal logo and fine print at the bottom to further the appearance of being legitimate. The message   …Continue Reading PayPal Phishing Scam

Watch Out for the Fake Airbnb! Posted on May 1

Watch Out for the Fake Airbnb!

  As scammers continue to progressively become more tech-savvy with the execution of their scams, consumers have to be on-guard more than ever in order to spot their sophisticated tricks. One popular scheme to be on the lookout for is the fake Airbnb website, set-up   …Continue Reading Watch Out for the Fake Airbnb!