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.
by: Paul Michael | channel: Consumer Affairs
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.
by: Mikey Rox | channel: Frugal Living, Consumer Affairs
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.
by: Paul Michael | channel: Consumer Affairs, Shopping
Once again, people are comparing Social Security to a Ponzi scheme. That's a bogus comparison. Here's why.
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Financial News, Retirement
Whether you regularly enter sweepstakes or are just concerned about email scams, follow these tips to avoid becoming a victim.
by: Linsey Knerl | channel: Consumer Affairs
What sucks worse than moving? Getting scammed by your movers. Here's how to avoid getting taken to the cleaners by unscrupulous moving companies.
by: Chris Birk | channel: Consumer Affairs, Home
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.
by: Paul Michael | channel: Budgeting, Consumer Affairs, Debt Management
Homeopathy is seen by some as a legitimate way to treat illnesses. But is it just a complete waste of money?
by: Paul Michael | channel: Consumer Affairs, Health and Beauty
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.
by: Tom Harnish | channel: Consumer Affairs
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.
by: Ben Edwards | channel: Consumer Affairs
Statistics show that Mary Kay, Amway, and other multi-level marketing plans are scams. That is, if you believe statistics.
by: Tom Harnish | channel: Small Business Resource Center
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.
by: Tisha Tolar | channel: Cars and Transportation, Consumer Affairs
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
by: Linsey Knerl | channel: Technology
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
by: Adam Baker | channel: Consumer Affairs, Technology
This is my story of shock, anger, and finally disgust at the practices of netSpend.
by: Xin Lu | channel: Consumer Affairs, Credit Cards
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
by: Linsey Knerl | channel: Personal Finance, Consumer Affairs
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
by: Xin Lu | channel: Personal Finance, Consumer Affairs, Real Estate and Housing
You’re scouting around for a decent job. While you realize that great jobs are hard to find, you’re avoiding getting into a position that really stinks. Here are 6 tell-tale char
by: Linsey Knerl | channel: Career and Income, Career Building
I received my Social Security statement this week and it was a useless piece of paper to me since I do not qualify for retirement benefits yet. I always hear critics of Social Sec
by: Xin Lu | channel: Personal Finance, Taxes
Dealing with financial products can be very confusing and stressful, but there are some products that you should absolutely stay away from for the sake of your financial health.
by: Xin Lu | channel: Personal Finance, Credit Cards, General Tips, Investment, Real Estate and Housing
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