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Articles About scams
August 20, 2016
Caution! 10 Types of Emails You Should Never Open
Don't become the victim of an email scam. Learn how to identify scam emails, know what types there are, and how to protect yourself.
August 18, 2016
4 Ways to Spot a Travel Scam That Could Rip You Off
Heading out for a sojourn? Keep an eye out for scams by using these easy to remember tactics.
July 26, 2016
Caution! 5 Types of Websites You Should Never Click On
There's a lot of good stuff out there on the web, but there's lots of bad stuff too. Use these tips to avoid clicking on these sites or get out of a potentially shady situation on the web.
June 06, 2016
Ripoff Alert! Look Out for These Text Message Scams
Got a text message that you don't know if it's legit or not? Take a look at our list of popular text messaging scams going around right now.
April 04, 2016
Bad Jobs: 7 Work at Home Jobs You Don’t Want
Working from home and remote jobs may sound awesome, and many of them are. But there are exceptions, and these 7 are among the worst remote jobs you can have.
April 04, 2016
Beware! Don’t Fall for These 3 Craigslist Apartment Scams
Apartment scams are endemic on Craigslist, and the site doesn’t always do a good job of removing problem listings.
March 27, 2016
5 Ways That Consumers in America Are Getting Scammed
The FTC conducts surveys to determine the most pervasive types of consumer fraud. Here are the scams that most commonly fool American consumers.
March 01, 2016
5 Tax Scams the IRS is Watching Out For This Year
Everyone wants to save on taxes, and some people are even willing to break the law to do so.
February 25, 2016
4 of the World’s Biggest and Most Successful Scams
There are a ton of ways that scammers are trying to get at your property, and these are four of the most common.
February 18, 2016
10 States Most Targeted by Con Artists
If you live in one of these ten states, watch out -- scammers are targeting you more heavily than anyone else.
January 14, 2016
Look Out for Tax Scams Trying to Steal Your Money
Scammers set increasingly treacherous traps for swindling taxpayers’ assets, identities or both.
January 08, 2016
What to Do If You Get a Fake Gift Card
Was your gift card a fake? Here's what to do.
January 03, 2016
Top 10 Consumer Complaints of 2015
Here's what got our blood boiling during the last 12 months.
November 17, 2015
College Students: Don’t Get Scammed By Fake Financial Aid Companies
If you or a loved one are headed to campus, make sure you're not getting scammed by fake financial aid companies. The CFPB is dropping the hammer.
October 12, 2015
5 Scams All American Travelers Need to Know About
Hitting the road for the summer? No matter where you go, be wary of these shifty common 'entrepreneurial' efforts by the world's seediest hosts.
July 03, 2015
7 of the Most Notorious Con Men in American History
These con artists aren't your everyday criminals — they're the stuff of legend. Here are some of the most notorious con men in American history.
May 11, 2015
7 Signs That the Charity You’re Donating to Isn’t Legit
To avoid being taken in by a charity scam, watch out for these seven signs, which often indicate that a so-called charity isn’t totally legitimate.
May 06, 2015
5 Ways to Avoid Being Ripped Off By a Moving Scam
If you're planning a move, make sure you familiarize yourself with some of the red flags of a moving scam.
April 02, 2015
How to Protect Seniors From Financial Scams
Old age should come with a caution label for many reasons, and one of those is the existence of financial predators.
September 24, 2014
5 Crazy Facts about Contractor Fraud and Scams
Before hiring a professional, you should review, research, and interview multiple service providers. But just how prevalent are contractor scams in home improvement?
February 25, 2014
Don’t Get Hurt by These Scams This Tax Season
Each year, the IRS reports on the "Dirty Dozen," a list of the top 12 tax scams the public should be aware of.
November 27, 2013
Beware of Cyberscams This Holiday Season
The holiday season tends to be a busy time for online criminal activity, scams, and hacking -- and this year, the focus will be on phones and social media.
September 16, 2013
Beware of These 6 Most Popular Financial Scams
At some point in life, most consumers will be the target of a financial scam.
August 27, 2013
Seniors: Obamacare Marketplaces Don’t Change Medicare
If little of the administration’s efforts have been devoted to explaining how Obamacare exchanges will affect seniors, it's because it will not affect them.
March 30, 2010
Are Ratings Agencies Protecting the UK and US like They Did with Mortgage Debt?
It's time to trash the ratings agencies and their grade inflation ...