Thomas Martin of Martin Investigative Services is featured in this news video from ABC News.
If you have a credit history, you were probably affected by the Equifax data breach. Here’s some steps you can take to protect yourself now.
There are multiple IRS scams that are happening with increasing frequency. Even if your caller ID says the call is from a US government agency, IT’S A SCAM.
Here’s the details of one of the most current IRS scams going on, and what the scammers are doing. Arm yourself with education, and educate others so they are not taken.
2016 to date, we have received 31 inquires through our 5 offices from potential clients regarding being ripped-off by online car scams. We did not any of these cases. If we did, it would just continue the harm caused to these unsuspecting people.
Let me explain the con as “Jack” told me his story in my Los Angeles office this past week.
It’s tax season again, and this year con-artists have really turned up their game: Claiming to be IRS agents, pretending to be local law enforcement officers, spoofing their caller ID to display 911.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’d like to discuss a common phenomenon in the online dating world – the long-distance love con. While both men and women fall for romantic scams, my client base is 80% female. I will direct this post to the ladies.
There is not a day that goes by in my office without a phone call from a female having an issue related to an Internet dating site. (We actually get about ten of these calls per week.) The purpose of these calls is that the woman wants us to verify whether a man she has been corresponding with is actually who his profile says he is.
Have you ever a sign like the one above while you are out driving? Ever wonder what the deal is with them? Recently, I’ve received a couple requests to write about this scam, so here’s the deal.
Nearly always handwritten on cheap plastic posterboard and zip-tied to signs and posts, these signs are found nationwide, utilizing different phone numbers.
To me it’s intuitively ridiculous. Why / how / would / could anyone even consider an “opportunity” like this, given the poor level of presentation?
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Nigerian letter, a common example of the 419 or advanced-fee fraud.
As of late, advance-fee frauds have had somewhat of a resurgence. Last week I was contacted about one such scam, purported as “The National Lottery”.
This scam is gaining some serious momentum. Word is that people are positively responding in record numbers. It won’t be long until other scammers join the fray.
This week, a fairly sophisticated businessman we’ll call “Trevor” came to our San Francisco office for tax relief help. He requested we research the best firm out there to assist people and businesseses when they fall behind on their taxes. Trevor’s visit would be brief with no retainer or funds being exchanged. The people that…
If you think someone is going to send you $10 million after you pay a transaction fee, you don’t need investigative services – you need psychiatric care.