Scams




Feds seek permanent ban against telemarketer

The FTC has stepped up its efforts to deflect unwanted calls to consumers By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs March 26, 2018 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking a court order to prevent Alliance Security,…


Taxpayers vulnerable to new phishing scams

Tax season means phishing scammers are out in force, trying to steal consumers’ identities and cheat them out of their tax refunds. DomainTools, a threat intelligence firm, has released a survey which suggests that an…



IRS warns sophisticated new tax scam has emerged

Tax scams are nothing new, but the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) reports a disturbing trend of targeting tax preparers with increasingly sophisticated schemes. This year’s tax filing season has just begun, but already the IRS…


Tech support scam gets a new wrinkle

Photo (c) GrapeImages – Getty Images The tech support scam is nothing new, but it continues to take different forms as scammers figure out new ways to panic computer users into handing over their credit…


W-2 phishing scam targets consumers’ tax refunds

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning employers to be on guard against the Form W-2 phishing scam as tax season gets underway. The scheme defrauded thousands of taxpayers and hundreds of organizations last year,…


Home-based business marketer settles deception charges

A company that marketed “business coaching” courses to people starting home-based businesses has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC had charged Internet Teaching and Training Specialists LLC (ITT) with…