So, you're kicking out $139 a year (up from $119) on an Amazon Prime membership, and you'd like to save a bunch of money on different things as Amazon wheels and deals with their annual Prime Day event, which wraps up later today.
If you've never heard of something called "Grandparent Scams," it's something you should become aware of because it's costing plenty of senior citizens some serious money, not to mention the shock and fear that comes with the phone call.
In the real world, most of us do our very best to be decent people. So when we get a call from someone who says that they're with a government agency, our default behavior setting is generally to be cooperative.
Baseball is back and outdoor concert season is just about to get started, so what better time for scam artists to get back to the seasonal con of selling fake ballgame and concert tickets to the unsuspecting fan?
I've been asked before why I write about scams in the Rockford area so often. Usually the question begins with something like "We don't really have that many scams going on in the Rockford area, do we?"
Of course it is. Because simply organizing, filling out, and filing your taxes isn't a big enough pain in the butt, we have tax scammers who are looking to tap into your funds and personal information.
Romance scams have grown exponentially over the last few years, and they show no signs of slowing down. It's amazing to look at the amount of money that's been scammed from people who are just looking for love.