Tag: money transfer

Are you a nanny or caregiver who lists your services on sites like care.com, sittercity.com, or craigslist.com? A few months ago, we warned about a scam that targets caregivers like you. Here’s a reminder: a con artist emails or texts an offer...

Apartment hunting for the perfect place to live? As you scan rental ads in newspapers, or on websites or listservs, remember that some ads may not be legit.  Scammers regularly advertise rentals that don’t exist or aren’t available. They also clone...

Wiring money – through companies like MoneyGram and Western Union – is like sending cash. Once it’s gone, you can’t get it back. That’s one reason scammers often insist that people wire money, especially to addresses...

There are plenty of legitimate mystery shopping opportunities out there, but legitimate companies won’t ask you to pay an application fee, nor will they ask you to deposit a check and wire money to someone else. The Bait: You’re...