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How to avoid these 6 summer scams
How to avoid these 6 summer scams Scams & Rip-Offs May 25, 2017
As the weather gets warmer, mosquitoes and ticks re-enter our lives, and along with them comes their larger cousin, the…
Beware of new ‘imposter’ scam: The FBI will not call you and demand money
Beware of new ‘imposter’ scam: The FBI will not call you and demand money Scams & Rip-Offs May 20, 2017
If someone claiming to be an FBI or other federal agent calls you on the phone or shows up at…
Scam alert: BBB warning on text messages after woman sent full SSN
Scam alert: BBB warning on text messages after woman sent full SSN Protect Your Computer & Data May 18, 2017
A never-before-seen text message scam could put a local woman’s financial history in jeopardy. BBB on new text scam: Take…
Warning: Woman loses $3,200 in resurfacing phone scam
Warning: Woman loses $3,200 in resurfacing phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs May 16, 2017
Authorities are warning about a common phone scam that's back again this year, according to media reports across the country.…
Warning: 4 Mother’s Day scams to avoid
Warning: 4 Mother’s Day scams to avoid Scams & Rip-Offs May 12, 2017
Did you know that with the exception of Christmas, people spend more money on Mother’s Day than any other holiday?…
Net neutrality: Make your voice heard on this important issue
Net neutrality: Make your voice heard on this important issue Mobile & Electronics May 10, 2017
Worried about net neutrality going away? You've got to make your voice heard. What is net neutrality? Net neutrality means…
Scam alert: Do not answer calls or texts from these area codes
Scam alert: Do not answer calls or texts from these area codes Scams & Rip-Offs May 10, 2017
If you receive a call or text message on your cell phone from an unfamiliar area code, proceed with caution!…
Woman allegedly fakes cancer, raises more than $38,000 in crowdfunding
Woman allegedly fakes cancer, raises more than $38,000 in crowdfunding Charity May 8, 2017
An Alabama woman is accused of lying about having terminal cancer in order to bilk people out of nearly $40,000…
The #1 way to protect yourself from ATM card skimmers
The #1 way to protect yourself from ATM card skimmers Scams & Rip-Offs May 8, 2017
For years, money expert Clark Howard has warned about thieves using skimmers at ATMs to steal your money. Now, an…
Warning: Job applicants are receiving scam emails with fake employment offers
Warning: Job applicants are receiving scam emails with fake employment offers Scams & Rip-Offs May 5, 2017
Scammers are preying on vulnerable job seekers, sending fake employment offers through email to obtain personal information. According to a news…
10 scary scams targeting seniors and how to avoid them
10 scary scams targeting seniors and how to avoid them Scams & Rip-Offs May 4, 2017
Crimes against the elderly continue to skyrocket each year, as criminals continue to find more ways to carry out both new…
Warning: Don’t click on a Google Docs link unless you’re 100% sure it’s legit
Warning: Don’t click on a Google Docs link unless you’re 100% sure it’s legit Mobile & Electronics May 4, 2017
Scammers are coming after you in a way you might not expect! If you’re one of the many people to…
Amazon packages on front doorstep
5 ways to stop package thieves from striking your home Scams & Rip-Offs May 3, 2017
With an ever-growing number of people shopping online, there are a lot of packages being delivered to people's homes. That's…
Beware of $75 Bed Bath & Beyond coupon scam on Facebook
Beware of $75 Bed Bath & Beyond coupon scam on Facebook Scams & Rip-Offs May 1, 2017
After a Facebook scam involving Lowe’s Home Improvement made the rounds recently, we’re hearing about a similar scam targeting fans…
Warning: Sophisticated new twist to old Facebook scam
Warning: Sophisticated new twist to old Facebook scam Scams & Rip-Offs April 27, 2017
A Facebook friend request scam that Clark has been telling you about for a few years just got more sophisticated.…
UPS and FedEx trucks
UPS and FedEx warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order Scams & Rip-Offs April 25, 2017
UPS and FedEx are contending with a new wrinkle in package scams that involves fraudulently ordered electronics being returned to…
Beware of $50 Mother’s Day Lowe’s coupon scam on Facebook
Beware of $50 Mother’s Day Lowe’s coupon scam on Facebook Computer Scams & ID Theft April 24, 2017
Watch out! Another Facebook scam is making the rounds. This time it has to do with Lowe's Home Improvement. Read…
5 ways student loans can limit your life choices
5 ways student loans can limit your life choices College & University April 20, 2017
When you’re in school trying to earn a college degree, taking out student loans may feel like a no-brainer. You…
Warning: Don’t fall for this Nintento Switch emulator scam
Warning: Don’t fall for this Nintento Switch emulator scam Counterfeit & Phony Payments April 18, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning consumers not to fall for ads touting emulators that allows gamers to play…
The IRS is now using private debt collectors: What you need to know to protect yourself
The IRS is now using private debt collectors: What you need to know to protect yourself Scams & Rip-Offs April 11, 2017
For years, the general rule of thumb for avoiding an IRS phone scam was reassurance from the Internal Revenue Service…
7 worst tax scams you need to watch out for
7 worst tax scams you need to watch out for Scams & Rip-Offs April 9, 2017
IRS scammers are working overtime this season in an attempt to steal your identity and money! Here are a few…
Warning: Dangerous new ATM skimmers could empty your bank account
Warning: Dangerous new ATM skimmers could empty your bank account Scams & Rip-Offs April 8, 2017
An alarming new report found there was a 70% increase in the number of debit cards compromised at ATMs and…
Medicare card
Warning: New phone scam targets anyone with a Medicare card Scams & Rip-Offs April 4, 2017
There’s a sneaky new scam targeting Medicare card holders, according to a special alert from AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. The…
Warning: IRS scammers sending fake notices through the mail to steal your money
Warning: IRS scammers sending fake notices through the mail to steal your money Scams & Rip-Offs April 1, 2017
Criminals are constantly finding new ways to con Americans out of money, and the latest attempt involves thieves claiming to be…
Beware of Facebook friend request scam that will steal your info!
Beware of Facebook friend request scam that will steal your info! Scams & Rip-Offs March 31, 2017
If you receive a Facebook friend request from a friend or family member you're already friends with, don't click! Here's…
Coupon scam: Aldi warns customers of fake offers on Facebook
Coupon scam: Aldi warns customers of fake offers on Facebook Scams & Rip-Offs March 28, 2017
Fake coupons for low-cost grocery store ALDI have been making the rounds again on Facebook and could give computers viruses.…
Warning: This fake tech support scam will give criminals access to your computer
Warning: This fake tech support scam will give criminals access to your computer Scams & Rip-Offs March 27, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with the Florida attorney general, announced an operation a few months ago that successfully shut down a…
Dangers of debit: 10 places to never use a debit card!
Dangers of debit: 10 places to never use a debit card! Money & Credit March 26, 2017
A lot of people stick with a debit card as a way to control their spending and avoid racking up big…
Warning: Don’t fall for this fake Walmart gift card scam!
Warning: Don’t fall for this fake Walmart gift card scam! Scams & Rip-Offs March 23, 2017
You probably get promotional offers in the mail all the time -- from various retailers, stores, restaurants and other companies --…
What you don’t know about air duct cleaning can hurt you
What you don’t know about air duct cleaning can hurt you Homes & Real Estate March 22, 2017
'Tis the season for a little spring cleaning! If it's been a while since your last air duct cleaning, you're…
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