Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq.

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq., attorney in private practice and senior lecturer at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He is author of Identity Theft Alert and founder of the scam-information website Scamicide.com.

Scam Alert: Watch Out for These Brand-New Ones…and Twists on Old Ones
Money Savers

Scam Alert: Watch Out for These Brand-New Ones…and Twists on Old Ones

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq. | January 17, 2024

Scammers are always latching on to slimy new strategies to steal your hard-earned money—even simple everyday events such as streaming…

Warning: Watch Out for These AI Scams
Consumer Technology

Warning: Watch Out for These AI Scams

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq. | November 17, 2023

Innovative scammers are using artificial intelligence (AI) to separate you from your money. Even now the FBI and other agencies…

Beware of Zelle Scams

Beware of Zelle Scams

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq. | June 9, 2022

The money-payment service Zelle is a popular way to make free, near-instantaneous digital transfers between your bank account and someone…

Scammers Never Sleep!

Scammers Never Sleep!

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq. | February 1, 2022

The past few years have brought more than their share of challenges, but throughout it all, one group has refused…

6 Ways Scammers Target Older People

6 Ways Scammers Target Older People

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq. | November 5, 2020

Most common scams are against people age 60 and up. How to protect yourself from being fooled. How to protect your older loved ones.

Best Way to Protect Yourself Online? Use a Virtual Private Network—Here’s How
Consumer Technology

Best Way to Protect Yourself Online? Use a Virtual Private Network—Here’s How

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq. | September 9, 2019

Virtual private networks, or VPNs, are an easy way to make sure your personal information stays out of the hands of hackers.

Auto Recall Scams!

Auto Recall Scams!

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq. | May 28, 2019

You get a postcard warning you that your vehicle has been recalled. Is it for real?

IRS Efforts to Thwart Scammers Can Delay Refunds
Tax Preparation

IRS Efforts to Thwart Scammers Can Delay Refunds

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq. | May 6, 2019

A new IRS procedure to verify identities and thwart scammers can delay your refund and give scammers a new opening to scam you. Here’s how to win.

Imposter Scams Are Now the Greatest Fraud Risk

Imposter Scams Are Now the Greatest Fraud Risk

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq. | April 22, 2019

Imposter scams have surged past identity theft to become the most common form of fraud.

Home Security System Scams

Home Security System Scams

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq. | May 7, 2018

A home security system monitored by a security company is supposed to increase your safety and protect your property—but scammers…

This New Scam Tricks Taxpayers with Refunds They Can’t Keep

This New Scam Tricks Taxpayers with Refunds They Can’t Keep

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq. | March 8, 2018

Tax scams involving fraudulent tax refunds aren't new. But this devious new twist can outwit IRS safeguards.

Your Legal Rights in a Massive Data Breach

Your Legal Rights in a Massive Data Breach

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq. | October 20, 2017

Can you sue a company that exposes personal information in a massive data breach? Possibly, but don’t expect a windfall even if the suit is successful.

Read This Before You Freeze Your Credit
Fraud

Read This Before You Freeze Your Credit

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq. | September 28, 2017

Don’t place security freezes on your credit reports until after you sign up for credit monitoring. Here’s why...

The Pros And Cons Of Do-It-Yourself Legal Forms
Legal

The Pros And Cons Of Do-It-Yourself Legal Forms

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq. | March 28, 2017

It can cost you thousands of dollars to have a lawyer draft your will or a divorce settlement. Even paperwork…

Avoid The “Can You Hear Me” Scam

Avoid The “Can You Hear Me” Scam

Steven J.J. Weisman, Esq. | March 23, 2017

Scam alert: The “can you hear me?” phone call. How it works: An automated robocaller asks, "Can you hear me?"…