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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...
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...
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...
Types Mortgage Housing Scams

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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
Avoid Getting Ripped Off Craigslist

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...
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...
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...
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...