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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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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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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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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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6 Home Utility Company Scams to Beware Of (Water, Electric &...

A few years ago, a couple of young people came to my door dressed in a uniform I couldn't identify. They said they were...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exposing The Universal Default Provision In Credit Cards

Some of you don't like the fact that I don't like credit cards. One of my regular readers criticized me for putting too much...