Scams, identity theft and cybercrimes threaten everyone.
Every year people lose billions of dollars to scams, identity theft and cybercrime. No one is immune to these dangers. Young and old alike are victims and if you think you are too smart to become a victim, you are wrong. According to the National Association of Securities Dealers wealthy, financially literate and astute people are actually more likely to become victims of financial scams.
The key to protecting yourself from scams cybercrime and identity theft is education and that is where Scamicide.com comes in. Here at Scamicide.com you will learn how to recognize scams, cyber security threats and risks of identity theft as well as how to avoid them. Here at Scamicide.com we also alert you each and every day to the latest developments in scams, cyber security and identity theft and tell you what you need to do to protect yourself. It is a dangerous world out there, but Scamicide.com can help you make it safer.
Being in debt is a difficult situation faced by many people. Unfortunately, it can be made much worse when debtors are targeted by unscrupulous scammers posing as debt relief specialists who make matters worse. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) brought legal action against United Debt Counselors, LLC, a company which exaggerated the money people could save by using their services and also charged illegal upfront fees in violation of federal rules that prohibit debt settlement companies from charging a fee until the company actually renegotiates, reduces or alters the terms of the consumer’s debt. As a part of its settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), United Debt Counselors, LLC paid money to the FTC which is returning the funds to victims of the scam. For more information about the refund and how to claim your refund if you were among the victims of this particular scammer, go to the tab marked FTC scam refunds in the middle of the first page of www.scamicide.com.
There are many debt relief companies that may be able to help people with debt problems, however, credit counseling services may be a better and more economical choice for many people. While there are legitimate debt relief companies, there also are many scammers who will take your money and provide little, if anything, for your payment. It is important to remember that it is illegal for a debt relief company to charge you a fee prior to settling your debts so any company that requires you to pay such a fee is scammer and should be avoided.
If you are considering using a debt relief company, you should check with your state’s Attorney General and your state’s consumer protection agency to see if there are any consumer complaints against them. Finally, for detailed information about alternatives to consider if you are having debt problems, go to the FTC’s website at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0153-choosing-credit-counselor
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