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Repossessed or government cars on dealer lots may be bogus
Repossessed or government cars on dealer lots may be bogus Cars April 25, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Have you seen those ads for screaming deals on repossessed or government vehicles at car dealerships? Those cars…
Repossessed or government cars on dealer lots may be bogus
The cram makes a comeback on phone bills Scams & Rip-Offs April 25, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: The cram has roared back to life on cell phone bills, landline bills and business lines of service.…
Repossessed or government cars on dealer lots may be bogus
Magazine subscription renewal notices coming from marketers Scams & Rip-Offs April 25, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: If you're a heavy magazine subscriber, you need to be aware of expensive come-ons for advance renewals from…
Repossessed or government cars on dealer lots may be bogus
Two related Ponzi scheme operations allegedly stole $30 million Scams & Rip-Offs April 11, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: When you hear words like "great opportunity," "no risk," "guaranteed return" and "secret strategy to make money," what…
Repossessed or government cars on dealer lots may be bogus
Vanguard experimenting with new voice-recognition system Protect Your Rights & Identity April 4, 2011
Vanguard is experimenting with a new voice recognition system to identify customers who want to do transactions with the discount…
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…
New rash of work at home scams being pushed online
Vacation clubs are being pushed as the new timeshares Travel March 30, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Now that the timeshare industry has become a completely broken and discredited one, marketers have come up with…
Banks push investment and insurance to the detriment of your wall
Banks push investment and insurance to the detriment of your wall Money & Credit March 16, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: There's a warning I want to put out about investments and insurance being sold at banks. People buy…
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
Marriott getting out of the timeshare business Travel March 15, 2011
Timeshares have been so damaged in the public's mind that now companies that sell timeshares use terms like interval ownership,…
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…
Clark Smart tips for hassle-free travel abroad
Clark Smart tips for hassle-free travel abroad Travel March 4, 2011
I've been getting so many calls from people who are planning overseas trips later this year, and I want to…
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
Wells Fargo to do refunds for 60,000 veterans ripped on refis Jobs & Military March 2, 2011
Do the nation's banks have it in for the military is it just a coincidence? It seems there's been a…
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…
A Clark Smart alternative to ATM fees at your big bank
A Clark Smart alternative to ATM fees at your big bank Money & Credit February 7, 2011
Instead of applause from the giant monster mega-banks thanking us for bailing them out, we're getting one hand clapping. Do…
A Clark Smart alternative to ATM fees at your big bank
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…
A Clark Smart alternative to ATM fees at your big bank
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…
A Clark Smart alternative to ATM fees at your big bank
Bank of America experimenting with new fees Money & Credit January 17, 2011
Editor's note: This segment originally aired October 15, 2010. Bank of America is experimenting with new fees to recoup billions…
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
Stop unauthorized automatic drafts from your bank account Banks & Banking October 26, 2010
Over the years, Clark has received dozens upon dozens of complaint calls from people who have problematic auto drafts of…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
Gold guide — How to sell your unwanted jewelry Money & Credit October 15, 2010
Gold Guide: How to sell your unwanted jewelry We've all seen the ads running constantly on late-night TV that promise…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
Online background check resources Jobs & Military October 15, 2010
Online background check resources Here are some resources for finding out what a background screen by a prospective employer, college…
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…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
Clark Howard: Long Term Care Insurance Help Long Term Care (LTC) October 15, 2010
Long term care insurance is a smart decision for many people. It helps pay for long-term nursing home care or…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
Hottest work-at-home scams Small Business & Entrepreneurship September 7, 2010
The Kansas City Star has compiled a list of work-at-home scams that seem to have grown exponentially in the Great…
How to protect yourself against scavenger debt collectors
Getting rid of a timeshare may cost you $2,000 Scams & Rip-Offs August 9, 2010
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