Happy surprised Elderly woman working on laptop
With Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes envelopes in the mail and television commercials on the air, Sweepstakes Scam Season is now in full throttle. Although there are other Prize Lies, the biggest jackpot for scammers continues to be in pretending to be from PCH — and they’re currently offering nefarious notifications of winning the advertised “$5,000-a-week-forever” prize.
AARP Fraud Watch Network - Holiday Scams
AARP Fraud Watch Network  warns holiday shoppers of package delivery theft
ATM with and without card skimmer
While breach-fatigued retailers work to reduce the theft of their customers’ plastic-payment data, scammers have turned their focus to stealing card details at the ATM.
Lottery balls
Next week, Publishers Clearing House will choose one lucky person (and his or her designated beneficiary) to receive $5,000 a week for life. Meanwhile, PCH-posing scammers are picking their own “winners.”
Doing taxes
There’s good reason — several, actually — why Monday kicks off Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. As the tax-filing season gets under way for 2014 returns, the Internal Revenue Service faces massive budget cuts while two widespread tax scams continue.
Using debit card at retail store
Worried about data breaches but still prefer to use your debit card? You’re not alone.
business crime
A new survey is bringing renewed attention to the hideous crime of elder financial fraud — and the results show just how underreported it is.
Pet scams
The dog days of summer go beyond just rising temperatures - at least for pet lovers.
Thief stealing a phone
by Marlene Fanta Shyer
Hacker stealing data from a laptop
Hackers have gone from low-end to high-end retail, as luxury merchant Neiman Marcus became the latest to announce that it's a victim of a data breach.
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