Beware Emergency Scams!

Beware Emergency Scams!

“Grandma? Is that you?”

“What’s the matter, honey?”

“Grandma, you gotta help me! They’re going to arrest me if I don’t pay the fine — and I lost my wallet! I don’t have a penny on me or any ID. Can you wire me some money?”

Does this sound like a phone call that can really tug at your heartstrings? It’s actually more like a diabolical plot by

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8 Ways To Avoid Getting Scammed on Craigslist

8 Ways To Avoid Getting Scammed on Craigslist
8 Ways To Avoid Getting Scammed on Craigslist

The arrival of spring and the deep house cleaning it inspires means more people are putting their old furniture, devices, sports equipment and clothing up for sale. That’s why the amount of items like these on sites like Craigslist

8 Ways To Spot A Home Improvement Scam

8 Ways To Spot A Home Improvement Scam
8 Ways To Spot A Home Improvement Scam

It’s home improvement season! Contractors of all kinds, from painters to builders, electricians, roofers and more, are hard at work sprucing up homes across the country. 

If you’re hiring anyone to make improvements on your home, be alert! Home improvement scams are more common

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Student Loan Scams

Student Loan Scams
Student Loan Scams

College students, take note! If keeping up with your coursework, acing your exams and scrambling to hand in every term paper before the deadline weren’t enough, you now have something else to worry about: Student loan scams are on the rise. Scammers know you hate owing tens of thousands of dollars, so they’re quick to offer you an easy — but completely

Don't Get Caught In A Crowd Funding Scam

Don't Get Caught In A Crowdfunding Scam
Don't Get Caught In A Crowdfunding Scam

The days of handouts and begging loans off wealthy relatives are fast becoming extinct. Today, if you need boatloads of money—whether it’s to help you cover an expensive emergency or to fund a new business idea—you only need to appeal to the vast audience of the internet and wait for

5 Scams To Watch After The Holidays

5 Scams To Watch After The Holidays
5 Scams To Watch After The Holidays

The mad holiday rush may be over, but scammers aren’t slowing down. The post-holiday weeks bring an increase in scams that, unfortunately, are quite believable during this time of year. 

Don’t be the victim of a post-holiday scam! Read on to learn about five common ways fraudsters seek to

7 Naughty Scams To Watch Out For This Holiday Season

7 Naughty Scams To Watch Out For This Holiday Season
7 Naughty Scams To Watch Out For This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly! And unfortunately, ‘tis also the season for scammers to go after your hard-earned dollars. Keep your money safe by reading up on the most common scams taking place this time of year and practicing caution. 

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Don't Be A Victim of a Social Security Scam

Don't Be A Victim of a Social Security Scam
Don't Be A Victim of a Social Security Scam

Any of the hundreds of scams around today can make you feel like we live in a world gone mad. How cruel can someone be to con a poor victim out of thousands of dollars?

But one of the most heartless scams making the rounds is the one targeting the elderly who

5 Scams To Avoid This Black Friday

5 Scams To Avoid This Black Friday
5 Scams To Avoid This Black Friday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be great fun – but they can also put you at great risk. Scams abound on the weekend that heralds the holiday shopping season, and you don’t want a phishing scheme or a bogus bargain to turn you into a Grinch. 

Here are 5 scams to look out for as you brave the

Fake Check Scams On The Rise

Fake Check Scams On The Rise
Fake Check Scams On The Rise

In early September, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) released a report warning about a spike in fake check scams across the country. While these scams are not new, their occurrence rate has doubled over the last three years and is up 12% from 2017. 

The BBB further announced that billions of dollars in

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