Latest Scams & Rip-Offs

New rash of work at home scams being pushed online
New rash of work at home scams being pushed online Business & Entrepreneurs April 1, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Work at home scams are always in season, with scammers looking to empty your wallet at a time…
New rash of work at home scams being pushed online
Chicago-based Ponzi scheme steals more than $6 million Scams & Rip-Offs March 31, 2011
In one of the latest Ponzi schemes, an aspiring Internet broadcaster was sentenced to 16 years in prison for stealing…
Penny auctions nothing more than an illegal game of chance
Penny auctions nothing more than an illegal game of chance Scams & Rip-Offs March 15, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Have you seen pop-up ads or ads on the rails of websites that promise unbelievable bargains on electronics…
Penny auctions nothing more than an illegal game of chance
Trio of Ponzi schemes highlight the dangers of affinity fraud Scams & Rip-Offs March 7, 2011
Editor's note: This segment originally aired in Nov. 2010 Not a day goes by that I don't hear about another…
Natural disasters bring out the bogus relief charities
Natural disasters bring out the bogus relief charities Scams & Rip-Offs March 3, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Anytime there is a tragedy in the world, you see how generous humans being are.  I recently shared…
Natural disasters bring out the bogus relief charities
British con artist sentenced in discount bonds scheme Scams & Rip-Offs February 18, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: A British man named Robert (Rodney) Tringham stole $7 million from unsuspecting investors by pretending to be a…
Natural disasters bring out the bogus relief charities
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…
Natural disasters bring out the bogus relief charities
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…
Vet charities online before making any donations
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…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
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…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
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…