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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…
Watch out for this JetBlue scam on Facebook
Watch out for this JetBlue scam on Facebook Travel February 17, 2017
The scammers are it again and this time they've got the crosshairs on unsuspecting Facebook users lured in by the…
Warning: Do not fall for a timeshare scam
Warning: Do not fall for a timeshare scam Scams & Rip-Offs December 27, 2016
Timeshare property owners have lost at least $15 million in a timeshare reselling scheme, the Federal Trade Commission said.  According to the…
How to protect your frequent flyer miles
How to protect your frequent flyer miles Scams & Rip-Offs October 31, 2016
One of the big new scams that has been surfacing lately involved criminals…
FTC warning: Mosquito bands claiming to protect against Zika are bogus
FTC warning: Mosquito bands claiming to protect against Zika are bogus Scams & Rip-Offs May 25, 2016
There's a new Federal Trade Commission warning out about mosquito bands that claim to protect consumers from being bitten by…
Beware of fake vacation rental home listings
Beware of fake vacation rental home listings Travel March 7, 2016
Read more: Beware of This Hot Vacation Rental Scam 10 things you MUST know before you book a vacation rental…
Unexpected charges on your hotel bill
Unexpected charges on your hotel bill Travel March 1, 2016
Read more: Hotel Booking Guide: Scoring Hotel Deals Free Apps Help You Save Money On Last-Minute Hotels The #1 mistake…
Airline warns against Facebook hoax offering free flights
Airline warns against Facebook hoax offering free flights Travel February 16, 2016
Tens of thousands of people may be at risk of being swindled by a fake airline website that claims its…
Beware of these hotel fees
Beware of these hotel fees Travel February 5, 2016
Hotels are coming up with more and more gotcha fees for unsuspecting travelers. I want to outline some of the…
Cut that airline cancellation fee to $19
Cut that airline cancellation fee to $19 Travel January 19, 2016
Read more: Score a deal on unclaimed baggage property Airlines with the highest bag fees—and how to avoid paying them…
Hyatt is the latest hotel chain to face data breach
Hyatt is the latest hotel chain to face data breach Travel December 28, 2015
Here's yet another reason to check your credit card statements each month for fraudulent charges. Hyatt Hotels is asking past…
Airlines with the highest bag fees—and how to avoid paying them
Airlines with the highest bag fees—and how to avoid paying them Travel December 25, 2015
Read more: Avoiding Airline Baggage Fees Is Easier Than You Think Score a deal on unclaimed baggage property Clark Howard…
What’s up with travel clubs promising free travel?
What’s up with travel clubs promising free travel? Travel December 18, 2015
I've been getting a steady drumbeat of calls about something I thought died six years ago: Travel clubs promising free…
Bogus pizza leaflet scam still operating
Bogus pizza leaflet scam still operating Scams & Rip-Offs December 14, 2015
Criminals who distribute bogus leaflets for non-existent pizza joints in an effort to solicit tourists' credit card numbers are operating…
Fake hotspots that look like legit public Wi-Fi
Fake hotspots that look like legit public Wi-Fi Mobile & Electronics November 3, 2015
Read more: SurfEasy offers secured web browsing on public wifi Secure surfing on public wifi Dangers of using wifi for…
Don’t be scammed by a fake hotel booking site
Don’t be scammed by a fake hotel booking site Travel October 30, 2015
Read more: Hotel Booking Guide: Scoring Hotel Deals Hotel booking: Third-party sites vs. booking direct? Beware of hotel booking scam…
Tips to avoid getting duped by a fake hotel reservations site!
Tips to avoid getting duped by a fake hotel reservations site! Scams & Rip-Offs October 27, 2015
Most people have probably gone online to book a hotel stay, and the American Hotel & Lodging Association says there…
Hotel booking scams are getting worse: How to protect your wallet & identity
Hotel booking scams are getting worse: How to protect your wallet & identity Travel October 13, 2015
There’s a scary scam that travelers need to be aware of, and the Better Business Bureau says the scariest part…
Will this waterproof, ID-theft-proof wallet really protect your money?
Will this waterproof, ID-theft-proof wallet really protect your money? Money & Credit October 9, 2015
The As Seen On TV commercials promise a durable wallet that is water-resistant and crush-resistant while protecting your cards from…
What info is stored in a boarding pass barcode? A lot.
What info is stored in a boarding pass barcode? A lot. Protect Your Identity October 7, 2015
What do you do with your used boarding pass after a flight or trip? If you typically just toss it in…
Be aware of cancellation fees when booking airfare
Be aware of cancellation fees when booking airfare Travel October 5, 2015
Read more: The #1 rule of cheap travel Travel Booking and Planning Guide Trip and Travel Insurance Guide
Beware of fake online consumer reviews
Beware of fake online consumer reviews Scams & Rip-Offs October 1, 2015
Online reviews can help identify the best and worst products, but they can also be deceptive. The fact is, not…
Avoiding big fees for using your phone overseas
Avoiding big fees for using your phone overseas Travel September 30, 2015
Since the first iPhone was introduced, consumers have been going overseas and coming back home to exorbitant cell phone bills.…
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…
7 safety travel tips to protect you & your wallet
7 safety travel tips to protect you & your wallet Travel August 17, 2015
If you're planning a trip, either alone or with a group, here are some safety tips to make sure you…
Heading overseas? How to avoid a few common ripoffs
Heading overseas? How to avoid a few common ripoffs Travel August 5, 2015
Read more: Handling your money overseas Overseas Travel Guide: Money, Mobile & Booking
Heads up, Samsung phone users: Wi-Fi hack alert
Heads up, Samsung phone users: Wi-Fi hack alert Featured Video July 14, 2015
   
This 1 step will protect you from car repair ripoffs
This 1 step will protect you from car repair ripoffs Featured Video July 9, 2015
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4 hot scams targeting international travelers
4 hot scams targeting international travelers Scams & Rip-Offs July 7, 2015
Americans are set to travel overseas this spring and summer in what could be record numbers. That's great news because…
Inside the Timeshare Sales Pitch
Inside the Timeshare Sales Pitch Travel April 16, 2015
I recently had the opportunity to use a family member’s timeshare package to take a vacation. Moments after arriving at…
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