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What Is a Ponzi Scheme – Bernie Madoff Scandal Explained

One of the most common investing frauds — the one that made Bernard Madoff infamous in the United States and around the world — is known as the Ponzi scheme. Learn what a Ponzi scheme is, the scheme for which Madoff became infamous, and how to protect yourself from falling victim to a similar scam.
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7 Home Utility Company Scams to Beware Of (Water, Electric &...

Utility company scams come in a variety of forms, and plenty of people fall for them. Knowledge is key to keeping your money and your personal information safe. Guard yourself against utility company scammers by knowing the tricks they play and how to resist them.
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Coronavirus Scams – Real-World Examples & What to Watch Out For

History is rife with stories of tragedy bringing out the best in people. It’s also scarred by examples of the opposite. COVID-19’s arrival and corresponding economic shock has given rise to a host of scams. But you can learn how to spot the telltale signs of each grift and avoid falling victim.
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Work From Home Scams – How to Avoid These Fake Job...

The number of full-time remote workers is growing rapidly. Unfortunately, there are also many common work-from-home scams. But there are plenty of tips for spotting and avoiding them. Keep these tips close at hand as you seek out legitimate ways to earn income from home.
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6 Types of Common Craigslist Scams to Watch Out For

Craigslist makes it easy to find just about anything you need, but it is also home to scammers. You don't have to avoid Craigslist to avoid being "taken" — you just need to know what to look for. Learn the most common Craigslist scams, advice on how to avoid them, and the red flags to look out for.
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12 IRS Tax Refund Scams – Common Frauds to Avoid in...

It’s easy to see why tax scams tend to crop up most often during tax season. With billions of dollars in refunds going out, there are bound to be fraudsters trying to take advantage of people. To avoid becoming a victim, it helps to be aware of some of the more common types of tax scams.
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12 Elder Fraud Scams That Target Senior Citizens – How to...

Seniors lose tens of billions of dollars to scams each year. To protect yourself and your loved ones from fraud, it helps to know what to look out for. Here are 12 of the most common financial scams that target seniors.
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7 Government Imposter Scams to Watch Out For

Pretty much every successful scam depends on misplaced trust. To get money out of you, scammers have to get you to trust them, and one...
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How to Avoid Miracle Health Scams & Fraudulent Health Products

We've all seen miracle health claims in magazines and Web banners. And if you happen to be suffering from one of these health conditions,...
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10 Common Email & Internet Scams – How to Avoid Them

I've been using the Internet since 1997, way before the invention of popular social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter. Since then, I've seen...
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Bait and Switch Advertising Scams – Definition, Examples & Laws

Bait-and-switch is a term for a scam where a business advertises a great product or service for a low price. When prospective customers attempt...
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3 Types of Mortgage & Housing Scams to Watch Out for...

Recession-related job loss, cut backs, and bank crackdowns have left many debt-mired homeowners wondering what they can possibly do to save their homes from foreclosure....