Information

Home/Information/

How to Spot Rental Scams

The most common rental scam currently is the fake listing rental scam. In this scam, the scammer will post a listing on a common platform, such as Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist, with the intention of collecting application fees, not renting the home. In fact, there is no actual rental, to begin with. The scammer is simply trying to collect application fees, then they'll delete the listing. How to spot a rental scam [...]

By |2022-09-28T12:43:33-04:00September 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Spot Rental Scams

6 Tips To Spot A Scammer Using A Fake Profile

Online scammers use fake profiles to trick innocent people into giving out personal information and some of these fake profiles can seem very real. Scammers take their time creating a great profile and making the victim feel comfortable before attempting to extract money from them. With the potential for any online profile to be fake, what are some red flags to look out for? They only have one photo, no photos, or mismatching photos. [...]

By |2022-09-26T15:09:41-04:00September 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 6 Tips To Spot A Scammer Using A Fake Profile

How Does a Private Investigator Find a Missing Person?

There are several reasons why missing persons cases are so difficult. Either the missing person has purposely disappeared, or their disappearance suggests that they were kidnapped. In either scenario, private investigators will have to utilize all of their resources in order to track down the individual online and hopefully locate them unharmed. Here are four methods that can be utilized to track down missing individuals online.  Searching public records Private investigators are able to [...]

By |2022-09-24T16:08:17-04:00September 23rd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Does a Private Investigator Find a Missing Person?

How to Avoid Fraudulent Chargebacks

Fraudulent chargebacks are a serious threat to e-commerce businesses of all sizes. Even if you provide the most personal customer service, customers may still take advantage of your company and its policies. A chargeback occurs when a customer calls their bank or credit card company to dispute a purchase. If the purchase was made with a debit card, the money is returned to the customer's bank account, and you are charged a fee from [...]

By |2022-09-22T12:52:30-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Avoid Fraudulent Chargebacks

How Does An Asset Search Work?

An asset search is the research, analysis, and documentation of various types of records to determine the assets owned by an individual, group of individuals, or organization. Asset searches are used for a number of reasons including determining the wealth of individuals who owe you money from a judgment or determining the assets of an estate or searching for hidden assets in a divorce case. An asset is anything that has monetary value and [...]

By |2022-09-21T14:07:54-04:00September 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Does An Asset Search Work?

What Is A Blackmail Email Scam?

Blackmail email scams, also known as extortion scams, are schemes used by fraudsters to extort money from individuals. Blackmail email scams are found not only in email messages but also on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and many other social platforms. How can you spot this type of scam? The scam goes something like this... Out of the blue, you receive a concerning email from an unknown sender. The sender will say that they have compromising [...]

By |2022-09-19T15:52:47-04:00September 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Is A Blackmail Email Scam?

Why Do Employees Embezzle Money?

So why do people embezzle money and what causes a person in a company or an employee to steal from their employer to divert funds or to just generally commit embezzlement? Well, there's a four-step process for a person to get to the point where they embezzled money. Obviously, the first one usually is that they notice that there's a lot of money flying around. A lot of consumers, employees, and individuals [...]

By |2022-09-17T13:43:58-04:00September 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Do Employees Embezzle Money?

How Scammers Get Access To Bank Accounts Details

Bank accounts are commonly targeted by scammers, who want to access your personal details. They usually do this by pretending to be a legitimate company or an authority figure. Banks and authorities provide useful information online in order to help people access their accounts safely. This information is used by scammers instead. Phishing Emails Some scammers will send you emails pretending to be your bank telling you that you need to immediately log in [...]

By |2022-09-15T16:41:46-04:00September 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Scammers Get Access To Bank Accounts Details

How To Spot An Amazon Text Scam

Have you recently received a text message from Amazon confirming an amount for an order you didn't place? If so, it's very likely that it wasn't Amazon that contacted you. Amazon text scams are on the rise and attempt to phish for customer information or get users to download malware to their devices. The Amazon text scam goes something like this... Out of the blue, you receive a text message that says something along [...]

By |2022-09-14T12:30:03-04:00September 14th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How To Spot An Amazon Text Scam

How to Spot an Online Dating Scam

The online dating scam is a ruthless type of online scam where money is stolen from the victim during an intimate relationship with a stranger they have been romantically communicating with over the internet. Online dating scams are becoming more and more popular as more people turn to the digital world to find love. Many victims do not associate this type of crime with romance and are not aware that they have become victims [...]

By |2022-09-12T13:28:47-04:00September 12th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Spot an Online Dating Scam