All that glitters is not gold – look out for fake celebrity endorsements and other con jobs that aren’t going out of fashion any time soon

Online scams are one of the favorite ways criminals like to swindle unsuspecting victims out of their hard-earned money. And since variety is the spice of life, con artists like to defraud their targets using different flavors of con jobs. These schemes often exploit topics du jour, such as COVID-19 vaccinations, or involve evergreen lures, like scams promising a sizeable inheritance from a long-lost relative.

Today, we’ll look at several common ways con artists abuse the names and images of the rich and famous to break the banks and hearts of not only loyal fans.

Cryptocurrency giveaways

This one could be considered a scam favorite. Fake cryptocurrency giveaways have probably been around…

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