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Cyber Hackers, a 21st Century Scam

By Scam Awareness | December 4, 2015

Last year, a woman named Inna called IT to report some strange issues with her computer. The IT department couldn’t help, or figure out why she was having problems. When Inna came back to her computer a few days later, her screen was populated with hundreds of pop-up windows and she could not open any of her files. So, what happened? READ MORE

Keep Your Holidays Happy: Don’t Fall for Scams

By Scam Awarness | November 30, 2015

This holiday season, millions of Americans will prepare to buy gifts for their loved ones and make charitable donations to organizations of their choice. Unfortunately, scammers know this, and have used the holiday season as an entry-point into consumers' pocketbooks. Here are some of the top holiday scams, as identified by the Scam Awareness Alliance. READ MORE

“Faux-FEMA” Scams in South Carolina and Beyond

By Scam Awareness | November 18, 2015

After the recent flooding in South Carolina, FEMA officers stepped in to evaluate damage and help members of the community repair and rebuild their communities. Unfortunately, scammers have taken advantage of this crisis to pose as FEMA officers and charge victims for their services. READ MORE

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