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Equifax warning: These phone calls and messages are NOT from Equifax, they are scams
Equifax warning: These phone calls and messages are NOT from Equifax, they are scams Scams & Rip-Offs September 17, 2017
After Equifax failed to secure financial and other sensitive information belonging to 143 million U.S. consumers, it's no surprise that…
How to put a credit freeze in place for your child
How to put a credit freeze in place for your child Money & Credit September 16, 2017
Are you worried that your child may be a victim of identity theft due to the Equifax data breach? Here's…
Warning: False information about charities is spreading on Facebook
Warning: False information about charities is spreading on Facebook Scams & Rip-Offs September 12, 2017
Following natural disasters like Irma and Harvey, Americans show their true spirit as they come together to help those impacted…
4 steps to avoiding ‘flood cars’ in the marketplace
4 steps to avoiding ‘flood cars’ in the marketplace Cars September 11, 2017
Anytime there's widespread flooding in the U.S., you have to be wary about 'flood cars' entering the used car market.…
Warning: 10 ways to spot Harvey relief scams
Warning: 10 ways to spot Harvey relief scams Scams & Rip-Offs August 31, 2017
People across the country and around the world are opening up their wallets to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.…
Best Buy apologizes after photo of $43 water cases during Hurricane Harvey goes viral
Best Buy apologizes after photo of $43 water cases during Hurricane Harvey goes viral Scams & Rip-Offs August 30, 2017
Best Buy has apologized after a viral photo appeared to show a Houston-area store selling cases of bottled water for as…
Warning: Online scam targets Harvey storm victims
Warning: Online scam targets Harvey storm victims Scams & Rip-Offs August 29, 2017
The rain from Tropical Storm Harvey hasn't even stopped falling yet, but we're already getting word of a scam targeting…
That email from your boss? It might be a scam!
That email from your boss? It might be a scam! Scams & Rip-Offs August 23, 2017
The IRS has issued a new warning about a phishing scam that's working for the criminals — and they're coming…
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Warning: New scam gives criminals complete control of your online accounts Money & Banking Scams August 22, 2017
As phone scams keep evolving, criminals are beginning to realize they can exploit two-factor authentication to take control of accounts…
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…
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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…
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