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College Student Financial Aid Scams Fraud

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...
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...
Scam Wooden Blocks Letters

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...
Safety Measures Using Atm Card

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Advertising Scams Examples

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...
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...
Avoid Miracle Health Scams

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,...
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...