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This work-at-home job opportunity is a scam, FTC warns
This work-at-home job opportunity is a scam, FTC warns Scams & Rip-Offs August 18, 2017
Working from home is something many people aspire to do, but there are a lot of scams that you need…
Warning: New ‘secret bank account’ scam will steal your identity
Warning: New ‘secret bank account’ scam will steal your identity Scams & Rip-Offs August 17, 2017
Despite what you may see in online videos and forums, you don't have a secret bank account from which to…
Free cruise robocall? You could get $900
Free cruise robocall? You could get $900 Do Not Call List August 16, 2017
If you’ve received a robocall saying you’ve won a free cruise, you may be able to cash in thanks to a…
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Warning: New phone scam targets DirecTV customers Scams & Rip-Offs August 15, 2017
Potential new and existing DirecTV customers need to know about a sneaky phone scam that could drain your bank account.…
BBB: Scam alert for college students heading back to school
BBB: Scam alert for college students heading back to school College & University August 15, 2017
As college is starting back up, the Better Business Bureau is warning students and parents or guardians of potential scams…
This free app blocks those annoying scam phone calls
This free app blocks those annoying scam phone calls Protect Your Identity August 15, 2017
If you're looking for a way to protect yourself from scam calls that threaten you and demand your financial information and you…
How to have that end-of-life financial discussion with your elderly loved ones
How to have that end-of-life financial discussion with your elderly loved ones Money & Credit July 27, 2017
Readers of People magazine were wowed earlier this year by the touching story of a California man who cared for…
FCC proposes $120 million fine for alleged robocall scammer
FCC proposes $120 million fine for alleged robocall scammer Scams & Rip-Offs June 23, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $120 million fine against a Florida man accused of making 96 million spoofed…
Magnifying glass inspecting phone
12 dangerous area codes you never want to dial Scams & Rip-Offs June 14, 2017
Have you ever tried to place a call and gotten a message that the call is outside your plan and…
New warning about buying cheap glasses online!
New warning about buying cheap glasses online! Scams & Rip-Offs June 7, 2017
If you've followed money expert Clark Howard for a long time, you know that he's long recommended buying cheap glasses…
The USPS mailbox scam: A sticky crime reportedly makes a comeback
The USPS mailbox scam: A sticky crime reportedly makes a comeback Scams & Rip-Offs June 6, 2017
We've told you before about the bogus package delivery scam and the threat that package thieves pose to your shipped…
UPS and FedEx trucks
UPS and FedEx warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order Scams & Rip-Offs May 25, 2017
UPS and FedEx are contending with a new wrinkle in package scams that involves fraudulently ordered electronics being returned to…
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?…
Beware of pump and dump stock scams that will leave you broke
Beware of pump and dump stock scams that will leave you broke Scams & Rip-Offs May 11, 2017
More scams to watch out for: The simplest, most effective way to prevent debit fraud Top 10 financial scams targeting…
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.…
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…
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