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Scams & Rip-Offs

4 ways to opt out of junk mail
4 ways to opt out of junk mail Unwanted Mail Marketing April 24, 2018
In the aftermath of the Equifax breach, I've recommended people do a credit freeze. Yet there's a question that has…
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo slammed with $1 billion in fines for mortgage, auto loan abuses Scams & Rip-Offs April 20, 2018
Wells Fargo has been hit with $1 billion in fines due to a number of unsavory banking practices, like charging…
Criminal with stolen phone
Warning: Scam gives criminals complete control of your online accounts Money & Banking Scams April 18, 2018
As phone scams keep evolving, criminals are beginning to realize they can exploit two-factor authentication to take control of accounts…
natural grocers
Pay raise: Natural Grocers sets minimum wage at $11 an hour Jobs & Employment April 18, 2018
With 146 stores in 19 states, Natural Grocers (NG) is one of our nation's original organic grocers. Founded in 1955,…
Kroger’s next turnaround strategy: Hire 11,000 workers and boost wages
Kroger’s next turnaround strategy: Hire 11,000 workers and boost wages Employment Trends & Job Market April 10, 2018
Still in the midst of a massive turnaround effort, Kroger plans to add 11,000 jobs to the payroll in 2018…
McDonald’s triples its tuition assistance to help pay for higher education
McDonald’s triples its tuition assistance to help pay for higher education Jobs & Employment March 30, 2018
Think working at a fast food restaurant is a dead-end job? Think again... The Golden Arches is tripling its tuition…
camera
These apps and sites let you make money from the pictures you take on your phone Phones & Mobile Devices March 30, 2018
There's great news if you're a shutterbug. There are simple websites and apps out there that will let you turn…
UPS and FedEx trucks
UPS and FedEx warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order Scams & Rip-Offs March 27, 2018
UPS and FedEx are contending with a new wrinkle in package scams that involves fraudulently ordered electronics being returned to…
Scam alert: Beware of phone calls from these 9 area codes
Scam alert: Beware of phone calls from these 9 area codes Scams & Rip-Offs March 22, 2018
IRS scammers are up to their old tricks again! One of the most common phone scams every year happens when…
pension fund
What happens if the company paying your pension goes bust? Money & Credit March 15, 2018
Pensions have been going the way of the dodo for a long time now with the rise of the 401(k),…
Wells Fargo
Report: Wells Fargo facing new action over alleged auto insurance abuses Insurance March 15, 2018
In what seems to be a never-ending saga of customer abuse, here's the latest chapter for Wells Fargo... The embattled…
If you bought a Snuggie, you may have some money coming your way
If you bought a Snuggie, you may have some money coming your way Suits & Settlements March 15, 2018
Few things feel as warm and comforting as a Snuggie, the body-length blanket made out of fleece or nylon —…
FBI warning: Online scam targets car buyers
FBI warning: Online scam targets car buyers Scams & Rip-Offs March 15, 2018
If you're shopping around for a new car, RV or boat, beware of criminals who are posting online ads for…
Retirees relaxing on the beach
How happy retirees can spend $82,770 a year without having millions in the bank Money & Credit March 7, 2018
Retirement can be a a joyous time. Freedom abounds; you get to choose how you spend your days. For some…
10 ways other than Uber & Lyft to make money using your car
10 ways other than Uber & Lyft to make money using your car Jobs & Military March 7, 2018
Let's face it: A 9 to 5 is not for everyone, and that's OK. Advances in technology and the way…
Fraud alert: Scammers seek iTunes gift cards for ‘back taxes’
Fraud alert: Scammers seek iTunes gift cards for ‘back taxes’ Taxes March 6, 2018
As tax season rages on, so too do the scams associated with paying your taxes. Particularly hot right now are…
4 steps to avoiding ‘flood cars’ in the marketplace
4 steps to avoiding ‘flood cars’ in the marketplace Cars March 5, 2018
Anytime after widespread flooding in the U.S. — like the kind you have right now in the Northeast — you have…
Who’s more susceptible to scams…millennials or seniors?
Who’s more susceptible to scams…millennials or seniors? Scams & Rip-Offs March 5, 2018
There's probably a 20-something in your life who's plugged in all the time, lives a life of non-stop social media…
Missed initial enrollment for Medicare? You have until March 31 to sign up!
Missed initial enrollment for Medicare? You have until March 31 to sign up! Insurance March 2, 2018
Did you neglect to sign up for Medicare when you first became eligible? Well, you've now got a second chance…
13 Jobs with the biggest pay raises
20 great-paying jobs that only require a 2-year degree Employment Trends & Job Market March 2, 2018
Money expert Clark Howard has long said that continuing education is the key to finding a good job in a…
Warning: Do NOT buy these dietary supplements
Warning: Do NOT buy these dietary supplements Health March 2, 2018
Scammers are targeting Americans who are addicted to opioids by marketing phony treatment options, according to a new warning from…
Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS
Received a bogus tax refund check? How to safely return it to the IRS Taxes February 27, 2018
The IRS has a new warning about fake tax refunds being deposited into the bank accounts of taxpayers. Most of…
Vacation calendar
Vacation rental scams are back, just in time for spring break Travel February 26, 2018
Spring break is just around the corner and an old scam is back with new hazards — whether you're looking…
Warning: This new Amazon scam is coming after your money!
Warning: This new Amazon scam is coming after your money! Scams & Rip-Offs February 23, 2018
Have you ever needed to contact Amazon's customer service department and searched Google for the phone number? That's how some…
These 10 job interview mistakes can destroy your chances of getting hired
These 10 job interview mistakes can destroy your chances of getting hired Jobs & Employment February 22, 2018
Nearly half of employers know if a candidate is a good fit or not within the first five minutes of…
How to add a PIN to your smartphone account to prevent SIM hijacking
How to add a PIN to your smartphone account to prevent SIM hijacking Scams & Rip-Offs February 21, 2018
Think two-factor authentication for your financial accounts and a passcode on your phone protects you from hackers? Think again... RELATED: 5…
How to run a free background check on yourself
How to run a free background check on yourself Jobs & Military February 20, 2018
Background checks can be one of the most nerve-racking activities related to getting a new job. In many cases, it’s…
amazon boxes
Amazon warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order Scams & Rip-Offs February 13, 2018
Have you heard of a new Amazon package scam called "brushing?" This crime involves having packages you didn't order from…
Valentine's Day Scams
Warning: 5 Valentine’s Day scams your wallet will NOT love! Scams & Rip-Offs February 12, 2018
Valentine’s Day is a popular time for people who are hoping to find love online. But while you might be looking…
Identity Theft
10 things you must do if your identity is stolen Protect Your Rights & Identity February 9, 2018
As cliché as it may sound, I never thought I would be a victim of identity theft. I have always…
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