After disasters sweep through an area, an unfortunate reality usually follows: fraudulent offers of funding and/or services to those regaining their bearings in the first hours, days and weeks of recovery.
Heidi Copeland, UF/IFAS Extension ... READ MORE
Online shopping scams involve scammers pretending to be legitimate online sellers, either with a fake website or a fake ad on a genuine retailer site.
How this scam works
While many online sellers are legitimate, unfortunately scammers can ... READ MORE
Almost 6,800 consumers reported more than $80 million in cryptocurrency-investment scam losses during the six months ending March 31, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warned. The median loss was $1,900. That is 10 times more than a year earlier ... READ MORE
“COVID-19 Sheds Light on….” That is the starting line of so many news articles these days. They relate to such a wide varieties of subjects from our food system to our hospitality industry. In the coming weeks, we will see the toll this ... READ MORE
I know I am not the only one fed up with the robocall madness. I no longer answer calls from numbers I do not recognize, and I block known scam numbers. These tactics don’t stop the incoming calls, though. I am often left with a voicemail ... READ MORE
Don’t become a victim of email or telephone fraud by staying informed of what you can do to prevent it. Alert children and elderly family members of what to look out for. Teach children about the potential dangers of the internet. Talk to ... READ MORE