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Scam alert: Is that job posting real?
Scam alert: Is that job posting real? Jobs & Military April 18, 2016
Read more: Fake work-at-home offer from Microsoft is a real scam Tips to avoid getting duped by a fake hotel…
Protect your aging family from the “reload” scam
Protect your aging family from the “reload” scam Scams & Rip-Offs March 30, 2016
Read more: 7 Senior Scams And How To Combat Them Top 10 financial scams targeting seniors and how to avoid…
Look out for these scams on Facebook
Look out for these scams on Facebook Protect Your Rights & Identity November 24, 2015
Read more: Warning: 5 Facebook scams to look out for! Publix coupon scam hits Facebook Aldi coupon scam hits Facebook…
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…
Warning Signs of Investment Scams
Warning Signs of Investment Scams Scams & Rip-Offs December 8, 2014
What's behind the continuing lure of Ponzi schemes? I think it's that we want to believe the path to El…
Social media new breeding ground for ID Theft
Social media new breeding ground for ID Theft Protect Your Rights & Identity July 8, 2014
Gotten any friend requests recently on Facebook? Here's why you might want to think…
Ripoff Alert:  New IRS phone scam
Ripoff Alert: New IRS phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs December 2, 2013
If you get a call from the IRS or police department threatening arrest for…
The top investment rip-offs
The top investment rip-offs Money & Credit October 17, 2013
You work hard for your money. Don't let smooth talking criminals take it away from you. The North American Securities…
How to tell an article from an advertorial
How to tell an article from an advertorial Scams & Rip-Offs May 22, 2013
You search for a topic and start reading the first article that pops up.…
How to tell an article from an advertorial
Len Penzo’s Consumer Blog on ClarkHoward.com Money & Credit April 18, 2013
Why Some Who Cut Expenses to the Bone Still Can't Make Ends Meet by Len Penzo of Len Penzo dot…
How to tell an article from an advertorial
Clark Howard University Online Classes January 15, 2013
Heads up for this bill-collector scam
Heads up for this bill-collector scam Scams & Rip-Offs October 11, 2012
If you owe money, your elected officials may be trying to trick you into…
A utility bill scam to watch out for
A utility bill scam to watch out for Scams & Rip-Offs July 12, 2012
Summer is here and your electric bill is probably higher than usual. That's left…
New credit card breach: Protect yourself.
New credit card breach: Protect yourself. Scams & Rip-Offs April 3, 2012
Criminals recently took advantage of a weak link at a particular merchant processor, which is an intermediary service between customers…
“Pump and Dump” stock scams
“Pump and Dump” stock scams Scams & Rip-Offs February 21, 2012
Ever gotten a hot stock tip sent through your Facebook or Twitter account? Here's…
Should you trust financial radio shows?
Should you trust financial radio shows? Scams & Rip-Offs February 15, 2012
Financial advice shows fill up the airwaves across the country. But how can you…
How to outsmart email “phishing” scams
How to outsmart email “phishing” scams Scams & Rip-Offs February 10, 2012
"Phishing" scams have become a real problem in recent years. Phishing is when you receive an email from a company,…
How to outsmart email “phishing” scams
Another TV & talk show host sentenced for Ponzi scheme Scams & Rip-Offs February 3, 2012
Do you trust me to give good, solid financial and consumer advice? Be careful with that trust! Years ago, I…
How to outsmart email “phishing” scams
The pros and cons of social media Scams & Rip-Offs January 17, 2012
RIP-OFF ALERT: Social media is impacting our world both for the good and the bad. I have opposite examples that…
Scam Alert: Credit card account calls
Scam Alert: Credit card account calls Scams & Rip-Offs December 29, 2011
If you receive a call about a possible breach of your credit card account...it…
New Ripoff Alert:  the “Grandma Scam”
New Ripoff Alert: the “Grandma Scam” Scams & Rip-Offs December 13, 2011
How could your Facebook postings cause your aging relatives to get scammed? Clark has…
New Ripoff Alert:  the “Grandma Scam”
Mini-Madoff sentenced for $400 million Ponzi scheme Affinity Fraud October 24, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Bernie Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme made many Americans numb to the very idea of Ponzi schemes. But…
New Ripoff Alert:  the “Grandma Scam”
Clark Howard’s Featured Videos Clark on Demand August 26, 2011
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New Ripoff Alert:  the “Grandma Scam”
Two related Ponzi scheme operations allegedly stole $30 million Scams & Rip-Offs April 11, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: When you hear words like "great opportunity," "no risk," "guaranteed return" and "secret strategy to make money," what…
New Ripoff Alert:  the “Grandma Scam”
Trio of Ponzi schemes highlight the dangers of affinity fraud Scams & Rip-Offs March 7, 2011
Editor's note: This segment originally aired in Nov. 2010 Not a day goes by that I don't hear about another…
New Ripoff Alert:  the “Grandma Scam”
Clark Howard: Warning About a Facebook Scam Using Clark Howard’s Scams & Rip-Offs October 15, 2010
Warning About a Facebook Scam Using Clark Howard's Name Clark has just learned about a Facebook scam that uses his…
New Ripoff Alert:  the “Grandma Scam”
Know A Ponzi Scheme When You See One Scams & Rip-Offs July 23, 2010
Government retirees were taken in a $34 million Ponzi scheme that promised safe investments…
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