Online scams due to COVID, protests, unemployment in 2020

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Aurora Police Warn Of Unemployment, Fake Check Scams

AURORA, IL — More than a dozen Aurora residents have been targeted by two increasingly popular scams, prompting police to issue a warning to residents. At least 10 residents have…

Coronavirus puppy scams come with ‘red flags,’ expert says: Illegal Tender podcast

This is the third and final part of Yahoo Finance’s Illegal Tender podcast about the puppy crimes of quarantine and online puppy scams. Listen to the series here. Many dog…

Coronavirus puppy scams ‘seemed legit,’ ensnared dog lovers amid pandemic: Illegal Tender podcast

Everyone has had a different quarantine experience, and many people coping through the pandemic saw a golden opportunity to bring home a new puppy.  But for the unsuspecting and unlucky,…

18 Online Shopping Traps and Scams To Watch Out For

Online shopping can help you save money and access a wide variety of products, but there are downsides, too. Hackers and other online criminals are constantly trying to scam shoppers…