A fake bank is offering phony secured credit cards to consumers with troubled credit histories, and reading the fine print may not be enough to protect you.
Nothing brings out scamsters and fraudsters like chaos and confusion. The Obamacare health insurance exchange rollout is no exception.
Scamsters have refined classics like "Help I Need Gas" and developed new cons for the Internet age. Here are 10 to watch out for.
Although 99% of the ads on Craigslist are legit, some are designed to scam you. Recognize these eight common Craigslist scams and avoid becoming a mark.
Craigslist can be a great resource. But if well-publicized stories about scams and other dangerous activities have you worried, follow these tips to keep safe.
There's a chance that the gift card you just bought or received could be worthless. Learn about the new gift card scam, and how to protect yourself.
Once again, people are comparing Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. That's a bogus comparison. Here's why.
Whether you regularly enter sweepstakes or are just concerned about email scams, follow these tips to avoid becoming a victim.
What sucks worse than moving? Getting scammed by your movers. Here's how to avoid getting taken to the cleaners by unscrupulous moving companies.
The "Transforming Debt Into Wealth" guy claims he can make you debt-free in five-to-seven years. But is it really doable? We ran the numbers to find out.
Homeopathy is seen by some as a legitimate way to treat illnesses. But is it just a complete waste of money?
In the jungle of information that is the Internet, product and service reviews can help you figure out what to buy...as long as the writers are honest.
Most of us work hard for our money, and last year, scammers worked hard to take it away from us. Here are last year's top scams and how to avoid them.
Statistics show that Mary Kay, Amway, and other multi-level marketing plans are scams. That is, if you believe statistics.
When your car is broken, don't get taken for a ride. Instead, learn how to make sure you're getting quality car repairs for as little money as possible.
It’s a common practice: You leave the office for any amount of time (a week, an hour, etc) and you set up a nice little out-of-office email reply so people don’t wonder why you hav
Social Media networks like Facebook and Twitter are going through unprecedented growth. Unfortunately, this growth makes them a target for spammers and scammers. We break down a
This is my story of shock, anger, and finally disgust at the practices of netSpend.
Consumer scams are a dime a dozen (or in some cases, thousands of dollars a crime). What are the red flags that you should always be on alert for? Can even financially savvy spen
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about checking your mortgage statement, and interestingly enough my family was recently confronted with an erroneous mortgage statement. This is
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