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9 tips to give effectively after the tragedy in Orlando
9 tips to give effectively after the tragedy in Orlando Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
Following the tragedy this weekend in Orlando, many across America and the world are wondering how they can help. Forty-nine…
The places you should never use a debit card
The places you should never use a debit card Money & Credit March 22nd, 2017
Debit card account fraud is on the rise. I want to tell you the best way I know to protect…
Beware of “romance scams” around Valentine’s Day
Beware of “romance scams” around Valentine’s Day Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
With Valentine's Day approaching fast, I've got a real heartbreaker to share with you that centers around the dangers of…
Beware of the one ring scam on your phone
Beware of the one ring scam on your phone Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
That missed call on your cellphone could cost you $30…but maybe not in the way you think. One of my…
Utility Shutoff Scams Surging in Popularity Again
Utility Shutoff Scams Surging in Popularity Again Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
There are a couple of popular scams going around the country right now that you need to know about. The…
Avoiding big fees for using your phone overseas
Avoiding big fees for using your phone overseas Travel March 22nd, 2017
Since the first iPhone was introduced, consumers have been going overseas and coming back home to exorbitant cell phone bills.…
Natural disasters bring out the bogus relief charities
Natural disasters bring out the bogus relief charities Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
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
Timeshare resale outfit shut down by FTC Travel March 22nd, 2017
A timeshare resale outfit that claimed it had ready buyers in the waiting has been shut down by the Federal…
Qualified buyers for your timeshare may be a mirage
Qualified buyers for your timeshare may be a mirage Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
The timeshare market is a broken industry that may not recover during our lifetime. That has created a lot of…
4 hot scams targeting international travelers
4 hot scams targeting international travelers Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
Americans are set to travel overseas this spring and summer in what could be record numbers. That's great news because…
Breaking Scam Alert: Ice Bucket Challenge Email Scam
Breaking Scam Alert: Ice Bucket Challenge Email Scam Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
Time and time again, Americans prove themselves to be the most generous people on planet Earth. But I don't want…
Buying a Car at Auction — Frugal or Foolish?
Buying a Car at Auction — Frugal or Foolish? Cars March 22nd, 2017
For nearly 10 years, I've taken calls at Clark Howard’s Consumer Action Center. The calls can be about anything, but…
Inside the Timeshare Sales Pitch
Inside the Timeshare Sales Pitch Travel March 22nd, 2017
I recently had the opportunity to use a family member’s timeshare package to take a vacation. Moments after arriving at…
Beware of Facebook games that could steal your info
Beware of Facebook games that could steal your info Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
Those fun apps and games on Facebook may look innocent enough, but did you know that many of them can…
Hyatt is the latest hotel chain to face data breach
Hyatt is the latest hotel chain to face data breach Travel March 22nd, 2017
Here's yet another reason to check your credit card statements each month for fraudulent charges. Hyatt Hotels is asking past…
Warning: That great ‘deal’ on Facebook is no deal at all!
Warning: That great ‘deal’ on Facebook is no deal at all! Scams & Rip-Offs March 22nd, 2017
Facebook usersbeware! An old scam is back and causing people some serious trouble. In addition to all the otherFacebook scams…
AT&T agrees to $88 million refund for victims of mobile cramming
AT&T agrees to $88 million refund for victims of mobile cramming Mobile & Electronics December 12th, 2016
Nearly three million current and former AT&T customers will be receiving a refund from the wireless provider for mobile cramming.…
Report: 1 million Google accounts hacked by new malware
Report: 1 million Google accounts hacked by new malware Mobile & Electronics November 30th, 2016
Check Point Software Technologies today revealed a data breach that's hit an estimated 1 million Google accounts around the world.…
5 hotel scams to avoid
5 hotel scams to avoid Scams & Rip-Offs March 7th, 2016
Staying in a hotel soon? Be sure you don't fall victim to any of these scams! Americans make some 15…
5 ways to protect your business bank account
5 ways to protect your business bank account Business & Entrepreneurs September 4th, 2015
Crooks have redoubled their efforts to target small businesses in recent months. Ever since the Target breach, every major publicly…