The Latest Scams You Need to Be Aware of in 2024

The Latest Scams You Need to Be Aware of in 2024

Scammers will always have the same goal—to get your personal information or money. Learning about these latest developments will hopefully help you stay one step ahead.

1. AI-Powered Scams:
– Create deepfakes of celebrities to trick victims into thinking they’re investing in a good company or project.

2. Student Loan Forgiveness Scams:
– It costs nothing to apply for student loan forgiveness, so someone asking you to pay a fee could be a scammer.

3. Phone Scams:
– Scammers may try to get you to install a malicious app to steal your information. Or, they might create a nearly identical copy of an existing app and then make money from in-app purchases.

4. Romance Scams:
– Scammers often steal someone’s identity or create fake profiles on dating and social media apps to meet victims.
– After gaining your trust, they may ask you to buy them something or send them money. Or, the person may “mistakenly” send you money and ask you to send it back or forward it to someone else. If your bank later determines that their payment was fraudulent, the sum of the payment will be subtracted from your account.

5. Employment Scams:
– Some scammers take a slow approach with interviews and a legitimate-seeming operation. They then collect personal information from your employment forms, or tell you to buy equipment or training.

Beware of scams!

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