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Scam alert: The new way thieves are stealing credit card info
Scam alert: The new way thieves are stealing credit card info News May 8, 2018
Criminals have come up with a new way to steal your payment information when you use a chip credit card,…
Get a call from a Dish Network telemarketer? You could be owed up to $1,200!
Get a call from a Dish Network telemarketer? You could be owed up to $1,200! News May 7, 2018
Telemarketers can be annoying, but a particular call you may have received years ago from staffers representing Dish Network may…
Bought Procter & Gamble’s Align probiotic? You could be owed some money
Bought Procter & Gamble’s Align probiotic? You could be owed some money News May 4, 2018
Procter & Gamble recently reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit involving the marketing and advertising of its probiotic…
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Have solicitors asking about your electric bill? Here’s what you need to know Scams & Rip-Offs May 2, 2018
Some scams have a way of popping out of the woodwork from time to time and then going underground before…
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Why you should ignore that Facebook cell phone ‘Do Not Call’ list warning Scams & Rip-Offs May 1, 2018
If the Facebook data scandal has taught us anything, it's that we also need to be vigilant about how social…
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Please warn your friends and family not to fall for this Facebook lottery scam Scams & Rip-Offs April 27, 2018
Facebook has been raked over the coals lately ' and rightly so ' for allowing third-party apps to trick users…
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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…
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Warning: Scam gives criminals complete control of your online accounts News April 18, 2018
As phone scams keep evolving, criminals are beginning to realize they can exploit two-factor authentication to take control of accounts…
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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…
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 Scams & Rip-Offs 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…
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…
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…
Warning: This Amazon scam is coming after your money!
Warning: This 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…
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Amazon scam 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…
Aldi skimmer
Warning: Criminal ring outfitting Aldi supermarkets with card skimmers Scams & Rip-Offs February 8, 2018
You're probably familiar with skimmers on ATMs and how they can be used to steal money out of your checking…
Walgreens to pay $2M fine for overcharging customers, selling expired baby formula
Walgreens to pay $2M fine for overcharging customers, selling expired baby formula Shopping & Retail February 7, 2018
How many times have you gotten up to the register at a store and had to fight for your right…
6 tax scams you need to watch out for in 2019
6 tax scams you need to watch out for in 2019 Taxes January 31, 2018
IRS scammers are working overtime this season in an attempt to steal your identity and money. Here are a few…
More people are complaining about this scam than any other
Warning: What you need to know about the so-called ‘license plate scam’ Scams & Rip-Offs January 31, 2018
Do you have your license plate number memorized? Here's a good reason why you should! The Fishers Police Department in…
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Hitting the ‘jackpot’: New crimes cause ATMs to gush cash News January 29, 2018
It's every crook's dream — an ATM that spits out cash like a geyser erupting and doesn't stop until the…
Here’s the most important thing you can do to avoid becoming a tax fraud victim
Here’s the most important thing you can do to avoid becoming a tax fraud victim Money & Credit January 25, 2018
Thinking about putting off filing your taxes for several more weeks? There's a compelling reason why you might not want…
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Alert: W-2 scams are back for 2018 — here’s what you need to know Taxes January 22, 2018
If you work in payroll or human resources and you get an email from your boss with a friendly "Hi,…
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Bought Aveeno Active Naturals? Act quickly to claim this settlement money! News January 18, 2018
If you've bought the Aveeno Active Naturals brand over the last 10 years, you may be entitled to some money.…
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Beware of this Aldi coupon scam circulating on Facebook Scams & Rip-Offs January 11, 2018
We're only about two weeks into 2018, but the new year is already off to a roaring start for the…
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