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