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Scams & Rip-Offs

You won the Jamaican lottery?! Don’t fall for it! Money & Banking Scams September 9, 2011
There's a new version of an old scam from the '90s that Clark wants you to know about. In it,…
Pay phones at the center of a travel ripoff Scams & Rip-Offs September 7, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Pay phones have re-emerged as the center of a new rip-off that's plaguing travelers in airports across the…
Timeshare resale outfit shut down by FTC Travel September 2, 2011
A timeshare resale outfit that claimed it had ready buyers in the waiting has been shut down by the Federal…
Phone “spoof” hack could affect credit card customers
Phone “spoof” hack could affect credit card customers Money & Credit August 30, 2011
A security flaw at two of the nation's largest credit card issuers means some of your personal info could be…
Phone “spoof” hack could affect credit card customers
Most Americans want a cop on the big bank beat Money & Credit August 26, 2011
More than three-quarters of all Americans across the political spectrum are in favor of having a cop on the beat…
Phone “spoof” hack could affect credit card customers
Clark Howard’s Featured Videos Clark on Demand August 26, 2011
Rip-off Alert: Pay phone scam
Rip-off Alert: Pay phone scam Scams & Rip-Offs August 19, 2011
In the world of telecomm scams, what's old is new again. A veteran pay phone scam has made a comeback…
Rip-off Alert: Pay phone scam
Beware of cold calls from fake computer security experts Scams & Rip-Offs August 17, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Microsoft has put out a special consumer alert to warn about bogus computer security engineers making cold calls…
Wells Fargo testing $3 monthly fee on debit cards
Wells Fargo testing $3 monthly fee on debit cards Money & Credit August 17, 2011
Wells Fargo is testing a new $3 monthly fee for debit card users in Georgia, New Mexico, Nevada and Oregon.…
TV infomercial pitchman arrested
TV infomercial pitchman arrested Scams & Rip-Offs August 12, 2011
A popular TV pitchman has been arrested after skipping arraignment on charges that he stole $52 million from people via…
Beware of free trials offers
Beware of free trials offers Scams & Rip-Offs August 11, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Try our product for freeno obligation! That should be a scary phrase for consumers all over the country.…
Beware of free trials offers
Are weekend investment advice radio shows legit? Scams & Rip-Offs August 11, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Financial advice shows fill up weekend programming on AM radio stations across the country. But are all the…
Mortgage scam aims to divert your monthly payment
Mortgage scam aims to divert your monthly payment Scams & Rip-Offs August 2, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Got a letter in the mail saying your mortgage has been sold to a new servicer? It could…
Mortgage scam aims to divert your monthly payment
Better Business Bureau names top scams of 2010 Scams & Rip-Offs August 1, 2011
Each year, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) compiles a list of the most popular scams. Far and away, the top…
Mortgage scam aims to divert your monthly payment
AT&T landline customers face rip-off charge Scams & Rip-Offs July 27, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: AT&T is imposing a base rate long distance charge on landline customers to offset the fact that most…
Mortgage scam aims to divert your monthly payment
Bank of America data breach was an inside job Scams & Rip-Offs July 27, 2011
Bank of America has been tightlipped about a data breach facilitated by an insider, according to The Los Angeles Times.…
Mortgage scam aims to divert your monthly payment
Bank of America crams fake insurance charges on customers Scams & Rip-Offs July 26, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Bank of America has pushed through bogus charges for insurance products being "sold" to their customers by third-party…
Mortgage scam aims to divert your monthly payment
Edmunds’ name used in online used car selling scam Cars July 25, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Edmunds.com has had its good name and logo ripped off by con artists trying to sell cars through…
Mortgage scam aims to divert your monthly payment
Russian ATM eliminates identity theft Protect Your Rights & Identity July 22, 2011
A Russian bank is testing a new ATM that's designed to completely eliminate identity theft. The ATM has a built-in…
Scam Alert: Has your mortgage been “sold?”
Scam Alert: Has your mortgage been “sold?” Scams & Rip-Offs July 22, 2011
Got a letter in the mail saying your mortgage has been sold to a new servicer? It could be a…
Was that consumer item really “Made in America?”
Was that consumer item really “Made in America?” Shopping & Retail July 20, 2011
It feels good to purchase an item with the "Made in the USA" label! But things may not always be…
Tax return check theft scam
Tax return check theft scam Scams & Rip-Offs July 19, 2011
I.D. thieves stole a record amount tax info from citizens last year, and along with it, their tax return money.…
Tax return check theft scam
Traveling con artists target homes in need of repair Homes & Real Estate July 18, 2011
You want a sure fire way to get scammed at your home? Well, I can show you one. Picture this:…
Tax return check theft scam
Beware of lawyers offering “prefund” settlements in injury cases Scams & Rip-Offs July 5, 2011
Have you been injured in an accident? How many ads like that have you seen on TV or on the…
Tax return check theft scam
Impostor scams are one of the fastest-growing types of fraud Scams & Rip-Offs July 5, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Impostor scams -- where a criminal poses either online or on the phone as your close friend or…
Tax return check theft scam
New site requires escrow payments to ensure freelancers get paid Jobs & Military July 4, 2011
In this era of unemployment, many people who grew accustomed to working for a single employer have turned to freelancing…
Big banks experimenting with $5 ATM fees
Big banks experimenting with $5 ATM fees Money & Credit July 4, 2011
Bank robbery used to mean that a desperado would go into a bank, all guns blazing, and steal money. Today,…
Big banks experimenting with $5 ATM fees
Tax refund identity theft is growing Protect Your Rights & Identity June 15, 2011
Tax refund identity theft is growing exponentially and there's only one way to protect yourself. This nasty problem has grown…
Big banks experimenting with $5 ATM fees
Free movie downloads may conceal viruses Scams & Rip-Offs June 15, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Summer blockbuster season is here, but read this warning first before you click around the web looking for…
Big banks experimenting with $5 ATM fees
Banks push new fees on early CD withdrawals Money & Credit June 13, 2011
As if all their shenanigans weren't enough already, the big banks are now visiting more hurt on CD holders who…
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