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Robocall scams related to coronavirus are surprisingly low right now, but the scammers are ‘just starting out’

Robocall scammers are adding the coronavirus pandemic to signature scam pitches, like offering new information on how it affects student loan debts.

5 things that can help to boost your immune system during the coronavirus outbreak, and 5 that won’t

Miracle cures like colloidal silver, mineral solution or superfoods can't boost your immune system. Your best bet is sleep, exercise and vitamin D.

8 of the biggest scams to avoid when buying a car

Buying a car can be tricky, with plenty of deals and negotiating. But, if a deal on a car seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Email scammers are taking advantage of coronavirus fears to impersonate health officials and trick people into giving up personal information

The World Health Organization has released an advisory warning people to avoid fraudulent emails about the coronavirus.
Barbara Corcoran on July 11.

‘Shark Tank’ star Barbara Corcoran says she was swindled out of nearly $400,000 in a phishing scam

"I lost the $388,700 as a result of a fake email chain sent to my company," the "Shark Tank" star Corcoran said about the scam.

Hackers are getting better at tricking people into handing over passwords — here’s what to look out for, according to experts

Phishing scams are on the rise, and costing over $57 million from more than 114,000 victims in the US last year, according to the FBI.
Rajbir Singh with Roseville police officers.

A cab driver saved a 92-year-old woman from a $25,000 scam

Rajbir Singh, the owner Roseville Cab in Roseville, California, had been called to pick a woman up from her home and take her to a nearby bank.
Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times Opinion columnist Paul Krugman

Nobel laureate Paul Krugman said he likely fell for a phishing scam. Here’s how phishing scams work and how to avoid them.

Krugman tweeted that he received a phone call indicating that hackers downloaded child pornography on his WiFi network.

11 red flags Black Friday shoppers should watch out for

Black Friday deals are popping up sooner than ever. Make sure you're protected by learning about these red flags.
Some retailers are using sneaky tactics to get shoppers to spend more money.

Retailers ‘exploit’ shoppers with fake countdown clocks, sneaky charges, and other ‘dark pattern’ tricks that lure people into...

About 1 in 10 retail sites are using "dark pattern" tricks to "exploit" shoppers and deceive them into spending more money online, a new study finds.