Scambusters

  Live 5 Scambusters: Social Security scam calls on the rise

  Live 5 Scambusters: ‘Facebook friend’ lures Summerville couple into government grant scam

  Live 5 Scambusters: Scammed for love and money

  Live 5 Scambusters: Romance scams are on the rise

  Live 5 Scambusters: Couple scammed trying to save on energy bills

  Live 5 Scambusters: A new twist on jury duty scams

Continued Coverage

  Live 5 Scambusters: Government shutdown creates holes in scam protection

  Live 5 Scambusters: Promise of extra cash turns into potential check fraud

  Live 5 Scambusters: James Island man falls victim to online puppy scam

  Live 5 Scambusters: North Charleston family caught up in imposter scam

  Live 5 Scambusters: Don’t give an empty gift card

  Live 5 Scambusters: Stopping the texting scams

  Live 5 Scambusters: Avoiding the charity Grinch

The season of giving is well underway, and if you plan on making charitable donations before the end of the year, make sure your money doesn't end up in the hands of a charity Grinch.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Avoiding online scams on Cyber Monday

As more people plan to stay home on Black Friday and shop online, scam artists are trying to take advantage.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Summerville woman reports DirecTV scam

If you haven’t cut the cord, you need to be aware of a scam going around, offering special promotions to lower your cable bill.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Spotting a fake job scam

If you're hunting for a new job, be aware of scam artists posing as employers with enticing job offers. If the offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Avoiding a secret shopper scam

  Live 5 Scambusters: Importance of reporting spoofed calls

  Live 5 Scambusters: Rehab center has identity stolen through Google Maps

  Live 5 Scambusters: Avoiding a disaster scam after recent hurricanes

  Live 5 Scambusters: Securing yourself after the Facebook breach

  Live 5 Scambusters: IRS scams return ahead of tax extension deadline

  Live 5 Scambusters: Woman falls victim to rental scam

After paying $3,000 in deposit and rent, a Summerville woman figured out she had become the victim of a rental scam.

Live 5 Scambusters: Mother and daughter "escape" kidnapping scam

A frightening threat to a loved one is turning out to be a gut-wrenching scam popping up around South Carolina. Imposter scams continue to be the most common cases of fraud in South Carolina.

  Live 5 Scambusters: A warning from victims of jury duty scams

Lowcountry victims of an ongoing jury duty phone scam are sharing their stories to warn others and stop the scammers.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Scammers impersonate lottery jackpot winner

As the country waits for the winner of July's Mega Millions jackpot to claim the half-billion dollar prize, scammers are waiting too.

  Live 5 Scambusters: ‘Sextortion’ scams target online dating apps

As the world of online dating continues to grow, it's becoming a new feeding ground for scammers. About one in five people begin relationships through an online dating app.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Scammers disguised as tech support

Malware and viruses are nothing new, but this week the Federal Trade Commission is warning about a scam disguised as an attack on your computer.

  Live 5 Scambusters: How to spot phishing emails

As various email services work to secure your account and identity, scammers are trying to use that extra security to trick you.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Military targeted by imposter calls

July is Military Consumer Month and the Federal Trade Commission is posting weekly alerts about scams targeting service members, veterans and their families.

  Live 5 Scambuster: Phone call claims to be from Berkeley Co. deputies

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office says you may be getting a phone call that appears to be from one of it's deputies, but it won't be a real deputy on the other end of the line.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Facebook phishing messages

Facebook is not only a way to communicate with friends, it's also a source of your identity scammers are trying to steal.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Woman scammed paying rent for Summerville home

A woman in Summerville says she is the victim of a home rental scam that cost her more than $3,000.

  Live 5 Scambuster: Jury duty scam

Jury duty is a civic responsibility and should be taken seriously, but so should scammers who may be threatening you when you've done nothing wrong.