How to Protect Yourself from Extortion [Video]

Extortion

How to Protect Yourself from Extortion BY AMANDA LI Money extortion, electronic extortion, and cyber or Internet extortion happen every now and then. If you are a shop owner, you are demanded by some offenders to pay for their protection to prevent something bad (such as an assault on the shopkeeper or damage to his or her store or goods) from happening. Or, you’ve received messages like: “Give me $5,000,000, or, I’m going to post these private pics of you and your family on the net. Yes, you are being…

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Dating Romance Scams [Video]

Dating Scams

‘Don’t Be a Victim’ Series: Romance Scams Led to $143 Million in Stolen Money Simona Blanda was looking online for Mr. Right, but instead, she wound up with both a broken heart and a broken bank account. Blanda was a victim of a so-called romance scam, which last year duped victims out of $143 million nationwide, according to the Federal Trade Commission. In Blanda’s case, she ended up $25,000 in debt. Blanda thought she found her perfect match on a dating website that connects people to members of the Military.…

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