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Counterfeit & Phony Payments

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…
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…
Looking for Facebook customer service help? Don’t call this number!
Looking for Facebook customer service help? Don’t call this number! Mobile & Electronics February 1, 2017
Facebook now has nearly 1.8 billion active users, and counting -- so how could the social media giant possibly keep up…
The key to preventing tax return identity theft is…
The key to preventing tax return identity theft is… Money & Credit January 26, 2017
Thinking about putting off filing your taxes for several more weeks? There's a compelling reason why you might not want…
Top 10 scams coming after your money!
Top 10 scams coming after your money! Scams & Rip-Offs January 12, 2017
Scammers are always out to steal your personal information and money -- and 2016 was no exception. Recently, the Better…
How to spot fake coupons online
How to spot fake coupons online Scams & Rip-Offs January 8, 2017
Fake coupons have become more prevalent as more and more companies offer discounts and deals online -- but how do…
An old cash prize scam is back, and it’s coming for your smartphone
An old cash prize scam is back, and it’s coming for your smartphone Scams & Rip-Offs December 21, 2016
'You've won $1 million! All you have to do is send us a small fee and we'll wire you the…
Warning: That urgent email from your boss could be a scam!
Warning: That urgent email from your boss could be a scam! Scams & Rip-Offs October 31, 2016
It’s much easier to steal $1 million from one person than $1 from a million people, so naturally that’s where…
IRS phone scammers busted after stealing over $300 million
IRS phone scammers busted after stealing over $300 million Scams & Rip-Offs October 29, 2016
The IRS phone scam is basically the best gift that keeps on giving for criminals -- as more and more Americans are…
How to spot a debt collection scam
How to spot a debt collection scam Scams & Rip-Offs October 13, 2016
If you’re getting threatening phone calls about a debt, even if it’s one you recognize, you might be the target…
Beware of this Walmart secret shopper offer that’s really a scam!
Beware of this Walmart secret shopper offer that’s really a scam! Scams & Rip-Offs August 29, 2016
A scammer sent Charles Gouge a check for almost $2,000 that looked real, complete with Walmart's logo, watermarks, a perforated…
IRS warning: Don’t fall for this new back-to-school phone scam!
IRS warning: Don’t fall for this new back-to-school phone scam! Scams & Rip-Offs August 19, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service issued a warning Thursday urging students and parents to be aware of back-to-school scams. Read more: This…
Security system upgrade scam on the rise
Security system upgrade scam on the rise Scams & Rip-Offs April 18, 2016
Read more: Beware of the one ring scam on your phone Fake IRS phone scam making the rounds Warning: 4…
A look at the fake landlord scam
A look at the fake landlord scam Homes & Real Estate April 15, 2016
If you're in the market for a new apartment, beware of criminals acting as bogus landlords who may try to…
One easy step to avoid falling victim to a phone scam
One easy step to avoid falling victim to a phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs April 11, 2016
Read more: Don't fall for it! The IRS will not call you and ask for money Warning: This text message…
Scam alert: Victims of previous scams re-targeted
Scam alert: Victims of previous scams re-targeted Scams & Rip-Offs February 17, 2016
Regrettably, according to the New York Times, the latest victims of fraud are those who have been scammed previously.  Groups calling…
Beware of unscrupulous tax preparers who want Obamacare penalty in cash
Beware of unscrupulous tax preparers who want Obamacare penalty in cash Scams & Rip-Offs February 1, 2016
Here we are on the first day of February! Today marks the first week that many people are starting in…
Top 10 scams of 2015 and how to protect yourself from them
Top 10 scams of 2015 and how to protect yourself from them Scams & Rip-Offs December 30, 2015
According to the Better Business Bureau, here are the top 10 scams of 2015: Tax Scams (IRS and CRA) Debt…
Warning: 3 Facebook scams you want to avoid
Warning: 3 Facebook scams you want to avoid Scams & Rip-Offs December 16, 2015
Social media scams are nothing new, but right now there are three specific Facebook scams that are spreading like wildfire!  For…
New ‘Scam Tracker’ tool can help you avoid being scammed
New ‘Scam Tracker’ tool can help you avoid being scammed Scams & Rip-Offs November 12, 2015
As scammers become more sophisticated and continue to infiltrate more areas of American life, the Better Business Bureau is helping…
Fake package tracking notification could be malware
Fake package tracking notification could be malware Mobile & Electronics September 17, 2015
An ugly email virus scam masquerading as a delivery notice could foul up your finances this Christmas season. Now's a…
5 misleading ads that can wipe out your wallet
5 misleading ads that can wipe out your wallet Scams & Rip-Offs September 13, 2015
The motto of my show is 'save more, spend less, and avoid ripoffs.' But what if you can’t recognize those…
Beware of this Kroger coupon scam
Beware of this Kroger coupon scam Counterfeit & Phony Payments August 11, 2015
The grocery coupon scams are heating up on Facebook again! Just a few weeks after we first told you about…
Fake Soldier Allegedly Cheats Woman out of Nearly $19K
Fake Soldier Allegedly Cheats Woman out of Nearly $19K Scams & Rip-Offs June 27, 2015
By WTVD/Atlanta Journal Constitution CHAPEL HILL — A North Carolina woman said a scammer pretending to be a solder cheated…
“Card Popping” Targets Military Personnel
“Card Popping” Targets Military Personnel Scams & Rip-Offs June 17, 2015
By Natasha Chen of KIRO-TV LAKEWOOD, Wash. — A new wave of ‘card popping’ or ‘card cracking’ targets military personnel…
Sample Letter: Stop Automatic Payments
Sample Letter: Stop Automatic Payments Money & Credit April 16, 2015
To Whom It May Concern: I am writing to request that you stop (insert company's name) from making future automatic…
Bi-monthly mortgage plans can be a ripoff
Bi-monthly mortgage plans can be a ripoff Buying a Home March 11, 2015
Supermarket Clerk Foils IRS Back Taxes Scam
Supermarket Clerk Foils IRS Back Taxes Scam Scams & Rip-Offs February 10, 2015
A supermarket clerk in Washington was able to stop a woman from losing thousands in a scam. Fake IRS phone…
Protect against retail data breach this holiday
Protect against retail data breach this holiday Scams & Rip-Offs December 9, 2014
Despite all the retail computer breaches, a survey shows that isn't going to stop holiday shoppers this year. How to…
MoneyPak Soon To Be Phased Out
MoneyPak Soon To Be Phased Out Scams & Rip-Offs August 14, 2014
A common tool used by scamsters to send money around the world without a trace is about to meet its…
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