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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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7 Types of Common Craigslist Scams to Watch Out for

It used to be that when you wanted to find an apartment for rent, buy a used car, or pick up used, secondhand items...
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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....
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What Is a Ponzi Scheme – Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme &...

On March 12, 2009, Bernie Madoff pled guilty to the largest Ponzi scheme in history. He successfully swindled investors out of $65 billion. Although...
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Top 5 Student Financial Aid Scams & Fraud to Watch Out...

It's one of the most exciting times in a young adult's life - the chance to go off to college on their own. Students...
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Debit & Credit Card Skimming Fraud – How to Avoid Card...

I can vividly remember the day last summer when my wife and I were walking into a movie at the theater when I received...
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4 Bank ATM Machine Skimmer Fraud and Hacks To Watch For

The best piece of advice that I can give you when it comes to the use of ATM/debit cards is this: be careful.Personally, I...
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How To Respond To Unauthorized Transactions In Your Bank Account

This past weekend, for the first time in my adult life, I was the victim of identity theft. We were walking into the movie...
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How To Stay Safe And Avoid Getting Ripped Off On Craigslist

 I was listening to the Clark Howard radio show today, and a guy was asking Clark if he should buy a car on Craigslist...