DebtReviews.com Blog Category: Financial Scams
Scams are everywhere and they are at their worst where there is more money to be had. This is why the financial industry is such a big target for scammers. They think that you have the money, they know that you use the services they want access to, and so they target you and try to take you for everything you have got.
In this section of the DebtReviews website we look at the worst financial scams out there right now and show you how to avoid them, how to spot them, and how to report them. These scams include ones that promise you the world, but deliver very little; ones that seem to be completely innocent, but will bleed you dry; and much more.
If you are not careful, you could lose your money, your possessions, and your ID. In fact, if you fall for some of these scams you may even end up implicated in a serious crime, which means you could lose all of those things and also end up with a criminal charge.
It’s important to be vigilant and in these scam guides we will help you to do just that.
Everyone loves a good bargain. And with the advent of auction sites online, it’s easy to find one today. Auction sites are fun, even exciting. And there’s a good chance that you actually can score that blender than much less than retail. DealDash is an auction site that’s been around since 2009, a long time […]Continue reading
Just about every person in America has gotten the flyer in the mail: “Someone in YOUR zip code with YOUR initials is going to with $1,000 a day for life!” These letters, television commercials and emails have almost become American icons. You may remember your grandmother buying magazines from PCH. The company was launched in […]Continue reading
eBay is the world’s biggest auction platform. That means two things: big bargains and bigger scams. We’re not shy to expose big financial scams here on DebtReviews and next in line is eBay, as we lift the lid on everything that you need to know about eBay scams and other dirty dealings. Before we get […]Continue reading
Facebook hasn’t had the best 2018 and it didn’t have a great 2017 either. There have been data breaches, concerns over the spread of news and profit warnings, all of which have served to create an exodus of sorts, with more younger people now turning their backs on the social network and looking for alternatives. […]Continue reading
Internet users are very suspicious of any company that offers anything for free, and rightly so. We are surrounded by scams and every year these scams are getting bigger, bolder and more profitable because people keep falling for them. It pays to be vigilant, to constantly ask questions about the services that you are using. […]Continue reading
Phone scams are on the rise, with a sharp increase over the last few years and a massive increase if you go back ten years. It has been estimated that over 600,000 scam phone calls are made every single week, and based on how effective we know those scams to be it’s fair to assume […]Continue reading
Apparently, the best things in life are free, but this saying doesn’t generally apply to disposable razors, beauty product samples and cheap crap that falls to pieces as soon as you get it out of the box. Still, free is free, and cheap or not, you can’t argue with a $0 price tag. That’s why […]Continue reading
Every time the internet evolves, it brings with it a new breed of scammer. These scammers are like modern day hackers, exploring the backdoors of peoples’ trust and misunderstandings and taking advantage of the seemingly apathetic attitude that law enforcement and banks have to most cases of fraud. Sure, they will act quickly if someone […]Continue reading
Venmo is a mobile payment service that we have discussed before here on DebtReviews. It is hugely popular right now and is riding the wave of the mobile revolution. This is all helped by the fact that it is backed by PayPal, but it’s also great service, allowing for fast and secure transactions. As is […]Continue reading
As soon as a new technology emerges and becomes very profitable, the scammers begin to lick their lips. If that technology involves money transfers in any way, those scammers flock in their millions. Such is the case with Bitcoin. Every day millions of dollars are lost through Bitcoin scams, and in this guide we’ll look […]Continue reading
There are more credit cards than people in the United States and these small slips of plastic have an enormous amount of credit attached to them. They also have fraud protection schemes so that the user can get their money back if anything untoward happens. When credit card scams occur the bank foots the bill […]Continue reading
Everyone wants to earn a little bit more money. Unless you’re already making a few million a year, a few hundred extra a month could go a long way. And, as you know, there are plenty of work from home “opportunities” which claim to allow you to do just that. If you’ve been looking for […]Continue reading
PayPal is the biggest online payment service in the world, which means it can be found on most websites and most users have an account. But everything popular becomes a target, and as PayPal have grown they have attracted the attention of scammers, who have used the service’s mass popularity against it. What follows is […]Continue reading
Western Union is a genuine, legitimate, feature-rich service and in the past it was one of the best alternative payment systems around. But those features and that accessibility made it a haven for scammers and once they began targeting its users and using it to facilitate dodgy deals, it got a bad name that it […]Continue reading
Millions of Americans are in debt and every minute of every day there is a debt collector showing up at someone’s door demanding money and threatening to take away goods if it is not paid. These debt collectors have a lot of power over your money and your possessions, and that sort of power is […]Continue reading