theft

5 Cars That Thieves Don't Touch (and 5 Simple Anti-Theft Tricks)

Do you drive one of the least-stolen cars in America? Read this to find out.

Vacation Safe: 11 Tips for Hotel Safety

You shouldn't have to worry about your safety while on vacation. And, if you follow these suggestions, you won't.

Why You Should Have Renters Insurance

If you rent your home or apartment, renters insurance can provide you with coverage in case of robbery, natural disaster, and other unexpected situations.

Surprising Items That Criminal Recyclers Are After

From the $2,300-an-ounce metal inside your car to high-school seats, discover what unexpected items thieves are trading into recycling centers for cash.

Uglify Your Stuff To Keep It Safe

I buy things based on how they look as well as what they do. But what attracts you to objects also attracts thieves. And so, has the time come to "uglify your stuff?"

Five quick and simple scams that could happen to you today

A US version of the UK show The Real Hustle has been trying out some very simple but effective cons on the American public, and they’re getting away with some serious money. Watch,

How To Protect Yourself From Gasoline Thieves

Gasoline thieves are branching out from gas stations and targeting everyday consumers. Here are a few things to keep in mind to protect yourself.

How to get your car stolen

Every 26.4 seconds, a vehicle is stolen in the U.S.* If you want yours to be one of those vehicles, just follow these simple guidelines and the thief will be driving away in your n

Lock bumping - your home isn't safe

I heard about lock bumping last month from a friend. I figured it was all just a bunch of hokum. But I checked it out. It's not a myth, it's not an urban legend. Crooks can make a generic key to open any lock, including yours. And it's easy. [more]

The scams and cons that could clean you out.

Last time I gave you advice from the Real Hustle team, it was how to grab a few free drinks. A bit of harmless fun. This time, it’s much more serious. [more]

How To Get Mugged

Awesome, 10:45 and there's still one parking spot only a few buildings from mine. I do the parallel parking bit, grab my purse, lock the car, and start the quick walk to my apartment building. [more]