With online dating having become, arguably, the most popular way for singles to find love, it has also become a bastion of opportunity for scammers looking to pull on someone’s heart strings in an effort to pull open their wallets. According to the FBI, online scams have increased by almost 25% since 2019, and has resulted in a loss of over $500 million dollars to unsuspecting individuals. In this post, we’re going to go through some of the most common scams, how to avoid them and what to do if you believe you’ve fallen victim.
You always make sure to lock your home and your car whenever you’re away, then it should go without saying that you should do the same for your passwords and logins. In this age where almost everything can be accessed digitally, your password falling into the wrong hands can mean letting thieves gain access to your sensitive data that they can then use to steal your identity, steal your money, steal your reputation, and a lot more.
Like previous years, the numerous scams anticipated in 2024 are likely to be modern variations of long-standing fraudulent schemes. Exploiting both new technologies and the emotions tied to forthcoming significant events, scammers and fraudsters aim to deceive and intimidate individuals. Their ultimate objective remains constant: obtaining your personal information or finances. Keeping informed about these evolving tactics is crucial to remaining vigilant and safeguarding yourself from falling victim to these schemes.
The holidays are once again just around the corner and although it’s the favourite time of year for many Canadians, it’s also a favourite time for the many scammers and fraudsters who like to take advantage of this giving season. In our latest blog post, we’re going to look at the Canadian Fraud Centres top holiday frauds and scams and how you can avoid being their next victim.
For anyone looking to engage in potential business or investment opportunities, it’s more important than ever to have a team of professionals perform due diligence, to ensure everything is above board. At Haywood Hunt, we specialize in offering tailored, comprehensive due diligence investigations to meet your unique needs, prioritizing ethical practices and granting you access to resources that remain beyond the reach of the general public.
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.