You aren't the only one being scammed! Check out Consumer Jungle's Fraud of the Month. Here, we will post the latest scams circulating the consumer world. To put it simply, read these articles to be a smarter consumer. You never know, they might just help you avoid future scams.

 

A robocall is an automated cold call from a company or scam artist that attempts to sell you a product or service and obtain your credit card information. Many scammers use very realistic autodialers making it difficult to tell whether or not the robocall is an automated system.

Most people consider themselves savvy when it comes to protecting their hard earned money from a stranger on a telephone. Unfortunately, telephone scammers are particularly good at deception. When it comes to money, they will say, and do, anything to get a few cents out of a complete stranger.To be safe from telemarketing scams don’t buy anything as a result of a call you did not initiate, and from a person that you don’t personally know.

Target Corporation's customers who used credit or debit cards at the end of 2013 may have suffered data security breaches.

This information is valuable to thieves who could use it to lure victims with fake emails or hack into other accounts.

We do our shopping online and look for the best deals, especially during the Christmas season when online websites are competing with Black Friday retailers. You must be exceedingly careful, however, that you are getting what you think you are ordering. Selling counterfeit name brand goods online has reached new heights in a sophisticated wave of fraud.

When a fraudster calls to fix your phone by having you dial nine (9) zero (0) pound (#) then hang up your phone, don't do it! 

  • 2014-03

    A robocall is an automated cold call from a company or scam artist that attempts to sell you a product or service and obtain your credit card information. Many scammers use very realistic autodialers making it difficult to tell whether or not the robocall is an automated system.

    Identity Theft
  • 2014-02

    Most people consider themselves savvy when it comes to protecting their hard earned money from a stranger on a telephone. Unfortunately, telephone scammers are particularly good at deception. When it comes to money, they will say, and do, anything to get a few cents out of a complete stranger.To be safe from telemarketing scams don’t buy anything as a result of a call you did not initiate, and from a person that you don’t personally know.

    Identity Theft
  • 2014-01

    Target Corporation's customers who used credit or debit cards at the end of 2013 may have suffered data security breaches.

    This information is valuable to thieves who could use it to lure victims with fake emails or hack into other accounts.

  • 2013-12

    We do our shopping online and look for the best deals, especially during the Christmas season when online websites are competing with Black Friday retailers. You must be exceedingly careful, however, that you are getting what you think you are ordering. Selling counterfeit name brand goods online has reached new heights in a sophisticated wave of fraud.

    Online Safety
  • 2013-10

    When a fraudster calls to fix your phone by having you dial nine (9) zero (0) pound (#) then hang up your phone, don't do it! 

    Identity Theft
  • 2013-09

    Nearly 33% of automobile insurance claims from accidents are fraudulent, making insurance fraud the second most common scheme behind tax evasion. 

    If you get into a minor car accident, there are key steps to take in order to protect yourself.

  • 2013-05

    You are in a hotel room and the "front desk" calls asking for your credit card information for incidentals. But it is actually a fraudster calling!

    Identity Theft
  • 2013-04

    This month's fraud is not really a fraud, but a sage bit of advice on what not to keep in your wallet. 

    Identity Theft
  • 2013-03

    The ever-present problem of viruses and malware on our computers continually frustrates us, and makes us easy targets for the fraudsters that fly under the radar of legitimate anti-virus security companies.

    Online Safety
  • 2013-02

    Be wary of any notice that you have won a contest or surprise gift which you didn’t apply for or weren’t expecting to receive.

    Identity Theft