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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…
Criminal with stolen phone
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…
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…
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 --…
Busted: Money mule for fake IRS phone scammers in India faces FTC heat
Busted: Money mule for fake IRS phone scammers in India faces FTC heat Scams & Rip-Offs February 16, 2017
Finally! A Florida-based man who worked overtime with overseas scammers to get your money is getting what he deserves... Read…
How to prevent credit card fraud from happening to you
How to prevent credit card fraud from happening to you Credit & Debit Cards February 1, 2017
We have new security features on our credit cards, but are they actually working? And what can we do to…
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…
Warning: This is not the utility company calling you!
Warning: This is not the utility company calling you! Scams & Rip-Offs January 24, 2017
A financially devastating utility scam that Clark warned you about a couple of years ago is back this winter -- and…
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…
Woman loses $2,900 by cardless transaction fraud at Chase ATM
Woman loses $2,900 by cardless transaction fraud at Chase ATM Money & Credit January 9, 2017
Using your mobile phone to withdraw money at an ATM instead of a traditional card can carry with it some…
ATM malware warning: New threat can empty the machine of cash
ATM malware warning: New threat can empty the machine of cash Scams & Rip-Offs December 21, 2016
There's a new threat at the ATM this Christmas and it has nothing to do with skimming devices! Read more:…
Online banking scam: This alert looks legit, but it’s malware that will steal your info!
Online banking scam: This alert looks legit, but it’s malware that will steal your info! Mobile & Electronics December 20, 2016
A new variant of Android malware that threatens your mobile banking safety is evolving and posing a threat, according to…
Was Wells Fargo in cahoots with Prudential Insurance to open bogus life insurance policies?
Was Wells Fargo in cahoots with Prudential Insurance to open bogus life insurance policies? Insurance December 12, 2016
Wells Fargo has had one heck of a year. From the revelation that bank employees were opening up phantom accounts…
Scam alert: Fake email from your bank could rob you blind
Scam alert: Fake email from your bank could rob you blind Banks & Banking November 22, 2016
A new email purporting to be from Bank of America claims that your online ID is about to be terminated…
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…
Track your mortgage with these free tools
Track your mortgage with these free tools Homes & Real Estate October 21, 2016
Years ago when Clark had his first home, he tells the story of how the mortgage was sold off by…
Wells Fargo loses Better Business Bureau accreditation
Wells Fargo loses Better Business Bureau accreditation Scams & Rip-Offs October 19, 2016
Wells Fargo has lost accreditation by the Better Business Bureau. The company admitted last month that employees opened unauthorized accounts in…
ATMs try to fight back against skimming
ATMs try to fight back against skimming Money & Credit October 17, 2016
ATM operators that don't accept chip card technology will soon be responsible for any fraud costs should customers fall victim…
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…
Wells Fargo CEO steps down in wake of fake account scandal
Wells Fargo CEO steps down in wake of fake account scandal Money & Credit October 13, 2016
Wells Fargo chairman and CEO John Stumpf is relinquishing both of his titles, effective immediately, the bank announced late Wednesday.…
Wells Fargo makes a big change in effort to rebuild trust after bogus account scandal
Wells Fargo makes a big change in effort to rebuild trust after bogus account scandal Money & Credit September 13, 2016
Less than one week after news broke that Wells Fargo employees allegedly opened more than 2 million unauthorized accounts for customers…
Wells Fargo fined $185 million for improper account openings
Wells Fargo fined $185 million for improper account openings Money & Credit September 8, 2016
California and federal regulators fined Wells Fargo a combined $185 million on Thursday, alleging the bank's employees illegally opened millions…
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…
Student loans and untimely deaths: How to get loan forgiveness
Student loans and untimely deaths: How to get loan forgiveness Money & Credit August 25, 2016
When Rhonda and Jeff lost their son Shawn last summer, they contacted the company that serviced Shawn’s Chase loans. The…
Beware of this Social Security scam that will steal your money
Beware of this Social Security scam that will steal your money Scams & Rip-Offs August 22, 2016
If you're a senior, there is a chance you might have been asked to send in a $16.45 payment for…
The 10 most common phone scams right now
The 10 most common phone scams right now Scams & Rip-Offs August 9, 2016
Those robocalls that you get every night aren’t just annoying, they can also be very costly if the call is…
Scam alert: Robocalls for lower interest rates
Scam alert: Robocalls for lower interest rates Scams & Rip-Offs August 2, 2016
Read more: Most people who ask can get late fees waived, interest rates lowered How To Get a Lower Interest…
Is foreign currency trading a hit or a miss?
Is foreign currency trading a hit or a miss? Scams & Rip-Offs August 1, 2016
If you're afraid of the stock market and tired of puny returns on CDs, you might be tempted to get…
A new twist on an old scam is duping people out of thousands of dollars
A new twist on an old scam is duping people out of thousands of dollars Scams & Rip-Offs July 29, 2016
It seems scammers have found yet another way to con victims out of their money, this time using credit cards and bank…
Insurance stalling payments? Fight back.
Insurance stalling payments? Fight back. Insurance July 13, 2016
Read more: Is gap insurance worth it when buying a car? Top 6 auto insurers in 2016 3 things that…
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