Beware: Scammers Target Cash App, Zelle, Venmo, PayPal Users For ‘Fast’ MoneyThe number of people who reported losing money to fraud through a payment app doubled last year, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
WARNING: 3 New Scams Targeting COVID-19 Relief Payments“The volume is unbelievable,” said IRS Special Agent in Charge Mark Pearson. “This is historically the greatest amount of fraud we’ve ever seen.”
The Suckers List: Even If You Weren't Scammed, You Could Be On ItThe Federal Trade Commission says this year alone fraudsters have sent nearly 14,000 fake Apple or Amazon emails and phone messages phishing for your personal information.
Elaborate Scheme Scams 'Thousands Of Consumers' And Toy Company Little TikesTexans are heading into the holiday season and Covid-19 numbers are on the rise again. It's the perfect combination for fraudsters.
Federal Regulators Accuse Zoom Of Misleading Users About SecurityOn Monday, Nov. 9, the Federal Trade Commission said it is putting the brakes on some of Zoom's practices.
Look Out For COVID-19 Scams Related To Tests, Trials And Cures“The scammers are often very good at what they do” Reid Tepfer, an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission told the CBS 11 I-Team.
FTC Announces Crackdown On Fake And Abusive Debt CollectorsThe agency says "Operation Corrupt Collector" targeted debt collectors trying to collect on non-existent debs by using illegal scare tactics.
Debt Collectors Not Stopping Even As Coronavirus Pandemic ContinuesWith the coronavirus pandemic continuing, the last person you probably want to hear from is a debt collector. However, that's not going to stop them.
Texas Ranks Fourth In U.S. Where You're Most Likely To Get Your Identity StolenWith a total of 73,553 identity theft reports last year, Texas ranks fourth in the country for states where you're most likely to have your identity stolen.
Fake Work-From-Home Jobs On Rise As Unemployment Soars: 'I'd Really Like Someone To Catch Them'Crooks are capitalizing on the coronavirus, luring job seekers with phony listings on social media or sites like Craigslist.
North Texas Face Mask Maker Victimized By Fake Websites During Coronavirus OutbreakA surge in demand for face masks is also creating a surge in fraud against a North Richland Hills company.
Federal Trade Commission Warns About Scammers Trying To Profit From COVID-19 Pandemic With reports the government could soon be sending checks or direct deposits to help us, the Federal Trade Commission is trying to get ahead of scammers.
'Tis The Season For Holiday Swindlers; How To Avoid Charity ScamsJason Moon, a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission in Dallas, said while most charities are legit, some take advantage of the American generosity.
Recruiting Scams Targeting North Texans: 'I Thought I'd Finally Found A Job'If you’re searching for a job, beware. You could be the latest target of cyber thieves.
New Federal Guidelines For Social Media Influencers: Must Disclose Paid EndorsementsThe statute aims to help consumers avoid misleading advertisements, while keeping influencers honest about the products they recommend.