An Atlanta suburb is trying to recover nearly $800,000 that it lost in an email scam. The city of East Point lost the money in 2021 after someone hacked the city's email system and sent fake invoices from city email addresses asking for money to be wired.
Since 2018, over 75,000 victims have lost $28 million to IRS imposters over the phone, email, texts and more. Here's how the IRS actually contacts taxpayers and how you can spot imposters.
Amid President Joe Biden's announcement that his administration will be forgiving up to $20,000 in federal student loans, scammers may be looking to take advantage of borrowers.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on bogus buskers who fake violin virtuosity with recorded music tracks and ask for money to help with rent or medical bills.
So far, about one-quarter of Ukraine's 44 million people have fled their country due to the war, according to the U.N. Here are tips to avoid falling victim to online scams.
NPR's Scott Simon remarks on the persistence of robocalls, which have taken on fresh annoyance these days with so many people working from home.
The Federal Trade Commission issued warning letters to several companies that marketed an unproven drug to treat COVID-19. Sales of the nonapproved drug, thymosin alpha-1, were first reported by NPR.
Federal law generally prohibits dietary supplements from claiming to treat specific diseases or viruses. Yet NPR found more than 100 products sold on Amazon that make unsubstantiated antiviral claims.
Atlanta gets more robocalls than any other city in the United States. If that’s not bad enough, in August the city broke its own record for the number...