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Scam FAQ: What Is A Swatting Call

SCARS™ Anti-Scam FAQ: What Is A Swatting Call A "Swatting Call" is where someone calls the local police emergency number (911) and reports a violent crime either at your home or office. The caller might claim that there are multiple people dead or that there is a bomb, or some other obvious reason for the police to show up in force - send their SWAT Teams in. Typically, when the police arrive they are not very careful about [...]

Scam FAQ: “Your Order Has Arrived”/Shipping Status Scam

SCARS™ Anti-Scam FAQ: "Your Order Has Arrived"/Shipping Status Scam   You may have received an email that says your "order" from Amazon or other ecommerce retailer has arrived or has been shipped. It likely asks you to click on a link.   These emails can be a phishing scam attempting to get personal information from you by asking you to confirm your bank information or other information only known to you.   If you are [...]

2019-01-22T19:26:55-05:00January 22nd, 2019|, |1 Comment

Scam FAQ: Veterans Charity Scams

SCARS™ Anti-Scam FAQ: Veterans Charity Scams   Fake charity scams are nothing new, and the Veterans Affairs Department and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service warns that veterans of the armed forces are particularly vulnerable.   The scammers reportedly offer pension buyouts to veterans or ask veterans to donate to a charity that sounds and looks real but isn't.   The scammers take the donations or cash the pension checks.   The scammers will also take [...]

2019-01-22T16:24:28-05:00January 22nd, 2019|, |0 Comments

Scam FAQ: Ticket Scams

SCARS™ Anti-Scam FAQ: Ticket Scams   Looking for tickets to a concert or for that upcoming football game? If so, beware of tickets scams. The prevalence of online ticket sellers and resellers has created plenty of ticket scam opportunities that you need to be wary of when you go to buy your tickets.   The BBB Scam Tracker reported more than 300 ticket scams reported last year with the most common scams center around reselling [...]

2019-01-22T16:22:14-05:00January 22nd, 2019|, |0 Comments