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Watch Out For These Common Imposter Scams

Watch Out For These Common Imposter Scams

| Napoli Shkolnik News
As the internet evolves, scammers are evolving as well. Until recently, many online accounts, even bank accounts, had relatively weak security measures. Back then, many users preferred convenience over security. Now, most users value security over convenience. They are willing to take a few extra login steps if that’s what it takes to secure their…Read the article
Beware of Fake DMV Texts

Beware of Fake DMV Texts

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Officials urged New Yorkers to ignore text messages instructing recipients to update their information by clicking on a link. In response, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill which expanded the telemarketing definition to include text messages. So, phishing texts will be subject to more scrutiny in the future. “Our consumer protections need to keep pace…Read the article
Authorities Get Tough on Fake License Plates

Authorities Get Tough on Fake License Plates

| Napoli Shkolnik News
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is fed up with the way fraudulent license plates hamstring police investigations. Officials believe the fake license plate market began during coronavirus shutdowns, when the Department of Motor Vehicles was closed for most purposes. Now, buyers might pay up to $2,000 for a fraudulent license plate from an…Read the article
Coronavirus Vaccination Card Scams

Coronavirus Vaccination Card Scams

| Coronavirus
A CVS employee is in hot water after he allegedly swiped some sixty COVID-19 vaccination cards. He planned to sell some of them and “share them with family members and friends, so that they could go into venues and possibly even use them at schools.” This arrest is a sign of a growing trend. Authorities…Read the article
Convicted Fraudster Dead at 82, A Look at Other Scams

Convicted Fraudster Dead at 82, A Look at Other Scams

| Napoli Shkolnik News
The man who defrauded some 30,000 investors out of an estimated $17 billion died in prison, apparently due to failing health. Madoff lived a seemingly charmed life for decades, starting with a compelling rags-to-riches story. In 1960, Madoff took his brother Peter, along with a little money he’d saved from installing sprinklers and working as…Read the article