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Avoid Common Email Internet Scams

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...
Debit Credit Card Skimming Fraud

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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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.
Scams Targeting Military Families

Watch Out For Financial Scams Targeting Military Families

I read an article in the latest Kiplinger's magazine today about military families getting ripped off by companies such as First Command Financial and...
Unauthorized Bank Account Transactions

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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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...
Principles Avoiding Scams

The 11 Principles Series: Avoid Scams and Financial Predators

The old saying, "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is too good to be true" can help you save a...
Car Allowance Rebate System

The Car Allowance Rebate System And Scams to Avoid

The Car Allowance Rebate System was signed into law last week, but there are already scammers out there trying to phish information from consumers...
Exposing Credit Card Provisions

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...
Types Common Craigslist Scams

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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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...
Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme Explained

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...