The scam takes information and photos from a real house for sale, and claims it is for rent. The scammer then takes money and personal information from the renter. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — A scam is targeting renters looking to lease a single-family home in the current competitive housing market. […]
North Colonie schools talk internet safety after upstate student’s suicide in catfishing scam
COLONIE — A local school district is talking to middle and high school students about Internet safety after a catfishing scheme targeting teens in upstate New York was linked to at least one suicide. The con artists lure teens on social media by posing as friends and convince them to […]
I was a Chinese grad student and lost all of my money in a scam. How could it happen to me?
Xinlu Liang, 22, a Chinese grad student who lost all her money in a telephone scam. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times) “Hi, is that Xinlu Liang?” The caller, speaking in Chinese, woke me from a nap. “This is a call from UPS. You have a suspicious package blocked at […]