Got an automated call from your Internet Provider? Yes, it.
Keep track of the latest scams data with our interactive tool. It shows you how many reports we’ve received, the amount of money lost, as well as the age, gender and location of people reporting scams.
Internet scams can be disguised as winning entrees for a sweepstakes or lottery. Bright, loud advertisements may pop up on screen saying you’ve won a certain amount of money or product for helping the website hit a milestone or because you were a random lucky winner. This is part of a scheme to get you to share personal information, like bank account numbers or your credit card, to “wire.
PayPal scams are seemingly not disappearing anytime soon, and last year there were fresh warnings about them as a new wave of scam emails were popping into people’s inboxes left, right and centre. From emails saying there’s strange activity on your account to needing to verify your password, we tell you how to spot a PayPal scam and what to do if you’ve been scammed.
Scam calls. Fraudsters are known to make calls claiming to work for BT, when it's actually a scam. They may ask you for personal information, want access to your computer and in some cases, ask for your bank details. Don't be fooled, this is fraud. We take these cases very seriously. So please let us know if you've been the victim of a scam call so we can work to stop fraudsters in their.
The number of romance scam cases is increasing rapidly with 21,000 cases in 2018 to 25,000 cases in 2019. In 2015, only 8,500 scams were filed. The cases have more than doubled in the past 5 years, according to the Federal Trade Commission (2). People are losing a lot of money through online romance and dating scams. Estimates indicate that in the US alone, of all internet crimes, online.
I’ve been using the Internet since 1997, way before the invention of popular social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter. Since then, I’ve seen my fair share of email scams, hoaxes, and other types of cyberspace spam. I’ve even fallen for some of them myself. Chances are, if you haven’t fallen victim to any of these scams, you’ve at least come pretty close.