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A Clark Smart alternative to ATM fees at your big bank
A Clark Smart alternative to ATM fees at your big bank Money & Credit February 7, 2011
Instead of applause from the giant monster mega-banks thanking us for bailing them out, we're getting one hand clapping. Do…
A Clark Smart alternative to ATM fees at your big bank
Pizza delivery ploy targets travelers in hotels and motels Scams & Rip-Offs February 1, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Do I have the weirdest alert for you. The Orlando Sentinel reports that criminals are printing up fliers…
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Beware of bogus Craigslist offers posted by armed criminals Scams & Rip-Offs January 20, 2011
Craigslist can be a great place to buy all kinds of items -- but there's a special warning about cars…
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Bank of America experimenting with new fees Money & Credit January 17, 2011
Editor's note: This segment originally aired October 15, 2010. Bank of America is experimenting with new fees to recoup billions…
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Vet charities online before making any donations Scams & Rip-Offs December 10, 2010
Each year at this time, Americans prove themselves to be the most generous people on planet Earth. We as a…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors Money & Credit December 7, 2010
Scavenger debt collectors are engaging in out-and-out fraud by signing affidavits that allege unsuspecting consumers owe the debts of people…
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Anti-fraud Resources Scams & Rip-Offs November 11, 2010
Anti-fraud organizations: National Fraud Information Center- 800-876-7060 File local, state, federal reports and ask questions about a particular sweepstakes or…
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Stop unauthorized automatic drafts from your bank account Banks & Banking October 26, 2010
Over the years, Clark has received dozens upon dozens of complaint calls from people who have problematic auto drafts of…
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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…
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Gold guide — How to sell your unwanted jewelry Money & Credit October 15, 2010
Gold Guide: How to sell your unwanted jewelry We've all seen the ads running constantly on late-night TV that promise…
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Clark Howard: Long Term Care Insurance Help Long Term Care (LTC) October 15, 2010
Long term care insurance is a smart decision for many people. It helps pay for long-term nursing home care or…
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Online background check resources Jobs & Military October 15, 2010
Online background check resources Here are some resources for finding out what a background screen by a prospective employer, college…
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Hottest work-at-home scams Small Business & Entrepreneurship September 7, 2010
The Kansas City Star has compiled a list of work-at-home scams that seem to have grown exponentially in the Great…
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Getting rid of a timeshare may cost you $2,000 Scams & Rip-Offs August 9, 2010
 
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How to spot an ATM skimmer scam Banks & Banking July 27, 2010
The ATM skimmer scam is making a comeback with some new technology being employed by criminals. In years past, skimmer…
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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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Beware of free iPad scams and fake anti-virus software Computer Scams & ID Theft April 21, 2010
RIP-OFF ALERT: The world of the Internet is rife with possible pitfalls. Here are two hot scams that you need…
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Full-fare airlines raising baggage fees again Travel Scams January 12, 2010
The nation's airlines are looking for more ways to get in your pocket. The latest effort by Delta and Continental…
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Gripe song about United Airlines becomes web phenomenon Travel Scams July 14, 2009
An enterprising musician who had his guitar broken by United Airlines has created a protest song that's become a runaway…
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Consumer Reports ranks the best and worst health clubs Diet,Fitness & Wellness January 17, 2008
The Feb. 2008 issue of Consumer Reports rates health clubs, with the worst rating going to Bally's Total Fitness.Bally's got…
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Newspapers accepting ads from penny stock scammers Scams & Rip-Offs September 24, 2007
Have you ever seen a full-page ad for a penny stock in a respected newspaper like The New York Times…
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Penny stock spam e-mails Scams & Rip-Offs June 20, 2007
Penny stock e-mails are rampant these days. These types of e-mails are the fastest growing type of spam out there.…
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