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When it’s Not Really the Government Calling

By Emily Wu

Mar 19, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
#scams #ftc-article

Lots of people are having trouble sleeping, thanks to the pandemic and all the parts of our lives it’s affecting. And it doesn’t help when you get a call saying you owe the government money. Oh, and, they add, you’ll go to jail if you don’t pay up immediately. That’s a scam, and nothing to lose...

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Fake Price Offers Don't Pay

By Bridget Small

Mar 12, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
#scams #ftc-article

The pandemic has caused financial distress because of lost jobs, income, and homes, and emotional distress because of social isolation. This week, during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), we want your help to reach people who might be a bit cut off from their social network. The FTC...

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EMAIL SCAM ALERT

Fake Email to Expose Member Information

By Conner Williams

Feb 9, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
#scams #email

We have received reports of an email scam targeting DirectLink members that seeks to gain access to sensitive email login information. If you receive an email that looks like the image below,  do not click on any of the links in the message – this is a scam email. The screenshot below shows in...

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SCAM ALERT: Fake Email to Expose Member Payment and Password Information

Jan 4, 2021 | posted by Jason Nugent
#scams #email #announcements

We have received reports of an email scam targeting DirectLink members that seeks to gain access to sensitive payment information. If you receive an email that looks like the image below, do not click on any of the links in the message – this is a scam email.  The fake email...

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Fake Calls from Apple and Amazon

Dec 4, 2020 | posted by Jason Nugent
#news #scams

We are receiving reports from members about fake calls from Apple and Amazon trying to scam them. The FTC has an article out describing these scams and providing information on what you should do. For the most part, just hang up and ignore, but view the article from the FTC here for more...

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Be aware of scam email posing as DirectLink

By Conner Williams

May 13, 2019 | posted by Conner Williams
#scams #news #email

Several of our members have made us aware of a scam email message from a sender posing as DirectLink.    The sender name appears as “DirectLink”, but the email address does not match any of our company addresses that we use to communicate with members. The message asks the recipient to...

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Be on the lookout for the "one ring" phone scam

By Conner Williams

May 7, 2019 | posted by Conner Williams
#scams #news

Be on the lookout for the latest robocall scam that rings once and aims to get people to call the number back. It spoofs caller ID and looks like it's coming from a nearby number, but actually originates outside of the United States, creating the possibility of excessive long distance charges....

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SCAM ALERT!

By Jason Nugent

Feb 15, 2018 | posted by Jason Nugent
#news #scams

There is a new scam email floating around, and the scammer is attempting to masquerade as DirectLink (or Web-Ster in the example below) in order to gain the confidence of potential victims. DO NOT CLICK on any links within the email or reply to it. Our engineering team is already working on a...

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