Scambusters

  Live 5 Scambusters: Avoiding a disaster scam after recent hurricanes

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Michael and Florence, you may be looking for ways to help. Take a moment to protect yourself so you don’t become a victim too.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Securing yourself after the Facebook breach

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and in light of the recent Facebook breach, it's a good time to consider creating stronger passwords.

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

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.