The continued rise in popularity of online dating has attracted a swarm of online scammers targeting unsuspecting users. These scams can be disheartening, deterring people from exploring online dating. However, understanding and vigilance can help shield against these fraudulent schemes.If you’re new to the online dating world and want to protect yourself from possible scams, this article is for you. We delve into the prevalent scams on dating platforms and provide practical advice on safeguarding oneself.
In the ever expanding digital era, which now includes AI, meeting new individuals online comes with an element of uncertainty with some people constructing deceptive online personas, often on social media or networking platforms known as catfishing. Thankfully, guarding against catfishing isn’t that difficult. There’s an array of tools both online and offline that can aid in confirming the authenticity of those you encounter on the internet. Let’s delve into the strategies you can adopt to shield yourself from the pitfalls of catfishing.
In 2022, investment scams in the United States and Canada resulted in the loss of over $6.3 billion for more than 106,000 individuals. The convenience of online investing has made it tempting to click and invest, lured by the promise of substantial financial gains. In our latest blog post we delve into the latest fraud statistics for online investment scams in 2023.
The fraud triangle explains that for fraudulent occurrences to happen, three components should be present; namely: opportunity, pressure, and reason. When all of these are present, there is a high chance that fraud will be committed by someone. Keep on reading below to find out more about the different sides of the fraud triangle.
The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has issued a bulletin related to the rise in crypto investment scams within Canada. Fraudsters are claiming to be law enforcement officials, government officials, as well as critical infrastructure companies. Below are some of the most important details that were discussed with a special focus on crypto investment scams.
Online dating has been one of the most popular ways to find lasting love or a romantic interest in the past several years. And like any good thing that has become popular, it has created opportunities for scammers. In fact, people have reported losing around $1.3 billion to romance scams in the past five years and it reached an astounding record of $547 million in 2021.
Disability benefits fraud has been one of the fastest rising types of fraud in recent times, more so with the ongoing pandemic making it harder for insurance companies to verify claims. Read on below to find out more about how surveillance by private investigators can expose disability benefits fraud.