9 Ways to Protect Yourself From Internet Fraud

Purchasing items like vehicles and collectables on the internet can be a great way to save money, but there are a few considerations that keep in mind to help keep your money-saving venture from turning sour. 1. Understand as Much as Possible About the Auction or Purchase Platform Each online purchasing outlet can have slightly […]

Protecting Against Financial Fraud Online

Buying and selling online has become one of the most common ways for consumers to secure the items they’re looking for. From cars to firearms, fine art to snowmobiles, online classified websites and auction platforms are no longer the purview of only the most tech savvy users. However, as more and more consumers have moved […]

Protecting Against Fraudlant Federal Firearms Licenses

Buying and selling both antique and modern firearms online is a tricky business. In addition to abiding by the numerous federal and state guidelines that are in place, shipping to a Federal Firearms License holder (FFL) is an absolute requirement for interstate sales. But earlier this year, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms released […]

Spotting Vehicle Fraud

With all of the online auctions and classified ads for vehicles, it’s not tough to imagine that some of those listings may be fake. But if you’re a buyer who ends up with a vehicle that you suspect to different than advertised, how can you tell for sure? Some of the tips below will provide […]

Protect Against Fine Art Fraud

We’ve all heard about art forgeries, but most of the time it’s in the setting of an action or drama movie. But fine art fraud and forgery are very real threats, and both occur more than most collectors would like to admit. While it’s generally only the very high profile discovered forgeries that make headline […]

Prevent Fraud Before it Happens

Nobody likes planning for worst case scenarios, but preparing for the worst can help save you time and money. When buying or selling collectables, jewelry, or firearms through online auction or classified sites, there are a few things you should watch out for. The tips below can help you spot fraudulent or doctored items. Inspection, […]

Protect Against Fraudulent Checks

Even as more and more businesses are rejecting the option of checks as a form of payment, in 2013 check fraud was still the number one form of fraud according to the National Consumers League. Nearly 25% of all the fraud and scam reports that the NCL received in 2013 were related to check fraud […]

Fraud Alert Map

It’s no big secret that online fraud and scams are running 24/7. Phishing schemes, identity theft, data breaches – all of these phrases have become somewhat commonplace in headlines and news recaps every evening, but did you really know the extent to which online fraud attempts really happen? A company called ThreatMetrix has compiled a […]

Simple Fraud Protection for Your Next Vehicle Transaction

Fraud and online scams are an unfortunate element of buying and selling online. In 2011 alone, the Federal Trade Commission estimated that 10.8% of adults in the United States – 25.6 million people – were victims of fraud. That same study found that 40% of those fraud cases originated online or via email. So, with […]

Auto Fraud Prevention

Because there is no foolproof way to prevent fraud, awareness is the best defense. Buying a car:  Know the car’s market value- Be suspicious of a vehicle priced significantly below market value. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Obtain a vehicle history report- A vehicle history report can provide useful information, such […]