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Scam Alert: Beware of Phone Calls From These Area Codes Scams & Rip-Offs August 11th, 2020
IRS scammers are up to their old tricks again! One of the most common phone scams every year happens when…
3 Warning Signs of a Telemedicine Scam
3 Warning Signs of a Telemedicine Scam Scams & Rip-Offs August 5th, 2020
The use of elemedicine has exploded this year. But so have telemedicine scams. To keep your wallet in good health,…
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Being Asked to Pay to Set Up Your Roku Device? It’s a Scam Mobile & Electronics June 3rd, 2020
So you've purchased a Roku device and can't wait to watch all the TV shows, movies and other content you…
Scam Alert: How to Avoid Fake Coronavirus Tests
Warning: Scam Targets People Trying to Get COVID-19 Tests Scams & Rip-Offs May 21st, 2020
If you’re one of the many people trying to get a COVID-19 test due to the coronavirus pandemic, the first…
Coronavirus Scams: How to Protect Yourself
Coronavirus Scams: How to Protect Yourself Scams & Rip-Offs April 2nd, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic isn't just creating anxiety across the nation and much of the world, but also new opportunities for…
Is Publishers Clearing House a Scam?
Is Publishers Clearing House a Scam? Scams & Rip-Offs February 20th, 2020
It can seem too good to be true if you're among the many people who've opened their mail to find…
Warning: How to Avoid Romance Scams
Warning: How to Avoid Romance Scams Scams & Rip-Offs February 7th, 2020
Romance is in the air, but so are romance scams and crooks are using them to cheat you out of…
Scam Alert: Why You Should Never Abbreviate 2020
Scam Alert: Why You Should Never Abbreviate 2020 Scams & Rip-Offs January 6th, 2020
It may be a new year, but criminals are up to their old tricks in new ways — and one…
Index Annuities Are Poison for Your Pocketbook
Index Annuities Are Poison for Your Pocketbook Insurance January 1st, 2020
For years, Clark has warned people about something known as index annuities. They're one of the hottest products in the…
Can Credit Repair Companies Really Raise Your Score?
Can Credit Repair Companies Really Raise Your Score? Money & Credit January 1st, 2020
The promise of credit repair outfits is an alluring one — they say they'll remove bad credit marks from your…
Drivers License Online
Don’t Make This Big Mistake When You Renew Your Driver’s License Scams & Rip-Offs October 9th, 2019
Renewing your driver's license used to be kind of a pain. It almost always involved a trip to the DMV…
Watch out for this Medicare phone scam
Warning: Watch out for this new Medicare phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs August 29th, 2019
Older Americans are being targeted by scam callers that ask for the personal information found on Medicare cards, a government…
Using a voice assistant to make calls? Here's how not to get scammed
Using a voice assistant to make calls? Here’s how not to get scammed Scams & Rip-Offs August 22nd, 2019
The Better Business Bureau is warning that voice search scams are on the rise as criminals have found a way…
Fake scam websites: How to avoid
Warning: Beware of fake airline sites when booking travel Scams & Rip-Offs August 15th, 2019
The hurry associated with booking an airline ticket can have disastrous results if you're not careful. That's because fake airline…
Approached by a parking lot repairman? How to avoid dent repair scams - Dent repair scam how to avoid
Warning: Scammers are targeting people in parking lots Scams & Rip-Offs August 12th, 2019
An old scam is back on the streets and people are still falling for it. The dent repair scam works…
Worst area codes for spam calls: Report
The 10 worst area codes for spam calls: Is yours on the list? Scams & Rip-Offs June 26th, 2019
Are you getting bombarded with spam calls on your cell phone? You're not alone. A new report from call blocker…
Google calendar phishing scam: How to avoid it
Avoid Google Calendar phishing scams with these 4 steps Scams & Rip-Offs June 18th, 2019
A new scam targeting people who use Google Calendar makes them vulnerable to phishing attacks. Criminals have figured out a…
Credit card statement - This scam is another reason to check your credit card statements
Check your credit card statements for these bogus charges now Scams & Rip-Offs June 5th, 2019
Criminals are using Apple iTunes purchases to steal from unsuspecting consumers, according to news reports. The way this particular crime…
How to stop junk calls on your landline - The government is finally getting serious about robocalls
How to stop junk calls on your landline phone Scams & Rip-Offs May 30th, 2019
We've told you how to stop junk calls on your cell phone, but you may be having the same problem…
Google Play gift card scam: How to avoid being victimized
Google Play gift card scam: How to avoid it Scams & Rip-Offs May 29th, 2019
Millions of people download apps and games on the Google Play platform, but you should know that scammers are also…
USPS change of address scam: How to spot it
USPS change of address scam: How to spot and avoid it Scams & Rip-Offs May 24th, 2019
If you're relocating into a new apartment or home, you need to be aware of a relatively new version of…
How to limit Venmo, Zelle or PayPal scams once and for all
The #1 thing you need to do if you use PayPal, Venmo or Zelle for payments Scams & Rip-Offs May 23rd, 2019
Payment apps have made life easier for mobile phone users in a big way, but there have been some serious…
inventor and intellectual property graphic
How to get a patent on your invention without getting scammed Scams & Rip-Offs May 21st, 2019
If you're a would-be inventor, you've probably seen ads on TV promising patent help and offering to take your invention…
Microsoft Windows tech support scam call: 4 ways to protect yourself
Watch out for this Microsoft Windows tech support scam Scams & Rip-Offs May 7th, 2019
A particular type of scam phone call is making the rounds again and victimizing unsuspecting people. This time, it's the…
Scam Alert: Do Not Answer Calls or Texts From These Area Codes
Scam Alert: Do Not Answer Calls or Texts From These Area Codes Scams & Rip-Offs May 6th, 2019
If you receive a call or text message on your cell phone from an unfamiliar area code, proceed with caution!…
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Warning: Don’t fall for this new Social Security phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs April 29th, 2019
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a warning about a new scam that you're going to want to hear! This…
Beware of these fake offers on Facebook that will steal your information
Beware of these fake offers on Facebook that will steal your information Scams & Rip-Offs April 28th, 2019
Some type of new Facebook scam surfaces just about every day — and there's never a shortage of fake deals…
FedEx scam
Warning: Fake Package Notification Could Be Dangerous Malware Scams & Rip-Offs April 18th, 2019
With more and more of our shopping being done online and packages being delivered to our homes, there's an old…
Phone scam - Social Security scam targets these 10 cities and area codes
10 area codes being targeted by Social Security scammers Scams & Rip-Offs April 15th, 2019
Social Security scams are on the rise and people in 10 area codes are prime targets, according to a new…
Scam Alert: Do Not Apply for This Fake Amazon Work-From-Home Job
Scam Alert: Do Not Apply for This Fake Amazon Work-From-Home Job News March 26th, 2019
We have an update to a phone scam that's been using Amazon's name to target people interested in stay-at-home jobs.…