Staying safe online Online marketplaces can be a treasure trove of forgotten wonders, inexpensive finds, and mutually beneficial trades. However, not everyone on these sites is necessarily planning to enjoy the wonders of the platform fairly. As many opportunities for buyers and sellers that eBay provides, it also provides as […]

Holiday-makers could be handing their hard-earned money directly to cybercriminals. Photo: Tim Goode/PA Brits are at risk of falling for holiday scams as they prioritise cheap deals over security in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown, experts have warned. Since blanket restrictions on overseas travel relaxed on 6 July, holiday […]

Photo (c) mihailomilovanovic – Getty Images Spring means warmer weather. Warmer weather means vacations. Vacations mean rentals. And rentals mean… scams? Consumers looking to take a trip following a year of the pandemic can’t let the excitement of being out of COVID-19’s reach get ahead of their need to be […]

Our 11 News Call For Action team pens a weekly column for our news partner The Gazette. Previous columns can be found here. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – With spring break here for many students and summer vacation just around the corner, many health agencies are still saying people should avoid travel […]

With Spring Break here for many students and summer vacation just around the corner, many health agencies are still saying people should avoid travel because of the risk of getting and spreading COVID-19.  With that in mind, I know many people are making plans to travel once they’re fully vaccinated. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) wants to make sure you […]

ATLANTA – Many Georgians are starting to think about summer travel plans. While some will opt for traditional hotel stays, many will look online in hopes of finding less expensive or more unique accommodations. Unfortunately, ads for online vacation rentals are not always what they seem. The state Attorney General’s […]

It’s sad, but it’s been a golden age for swindlers. They are preying upon millions by pitching various pandemic-related scams. Americans have been swindled out of some $160 million since the beginning of 2020, reports That translates into more than 118,000 individual cases of fraud. How are they getting […]

Due to the pandemic, many shoppers will turn to online sites to make purchases. The Better Business Bureau is warning about some scams to be on the lookout for. MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Thanksgiving is two weeks away, and for many, holiday shopping kicks into high gear then. We know you’re […]

Spooky season has begun a bit early this year. And we’re not just talking about the early decorators — there has been a rise in money scams since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Scammers continue to prey on the fact that more Americans are at home and online. In fact, […]