Craigslist makes it easy to find just about anything you need, but it is also home to scammers. You don’t have to avoid Craigslist to avoid being “taken” — you just need to know what to look for. Learn the most common Craigslist scams, advice on how to avoid them, and the red flags to look out for.
Payment apps like Zelle make transferring funds easy. Unfortunately, they also make it easy for scammers to get ahold of your money. Protect yourself by knowing what common Zelle scams look like and how to avoid them.
Your Social Security number is worth protecting. But it seems like you’re asked for it everywhere you go. Find out how to keep it safe and reduce your chances of becoming an identity theft victim or falling prey to a financial scam.
Have you ever committed insurance fraud? Are you sure? The definition is really broad, and the penalties can be stiff. Find out what insurance fraud is and how it affects you.
Many large banks — and at least one country — have been involved in money-laundering cases. This list covers some of the most significant cases of the last 50 years: the actors involved, the criminal activities they shielded, and the consequences they faced.
By catching identity theft early, Identity Guard helps prevent the thieves from causing too much harm. And its identity restoration tools help you repair any damage they’ve caused already. To figure out whether this service is right for you, take a closer look at its features.
Real estate scammers target just about anyone who owns or wants to buy a home. And their cons are incredibly varied, from lowball cash offers to outright mortgage fraud. Learn how to spot the telltale signs of a real estate scam and protect your home, finances, and sanity.
And it’s not just homebuyers who are at risk. Real estate scams can also target homeowners hoping to sell their homes or refinance their home loans. Owners or buyers of commercial property can also be targets. Even renters aren’t immune.
Some buyers on peer-to-peer (P2P) marketplaces like Craigslist experience financial loss from getting ripped off, and a tiny but impossible-to-ignore minority suffer physical duress or harm at the hands of unscrupulous sellers. Learn how to stay safe and avoid getting ripped off on P2P marketplaces.
One of the most common investing frauds — the one that made Bernard Madoff infamous in the United States and around the world — is known as the Ponzi scheme. Learn what a Ponzi scheme is, the scheme for which Madoff became infamous, and how to protect yourself from falling victim to a similar scam.
Utility company scams come in a variety of forms, and plenty of people fall for them. Knowledge is key to keeping your money and your personal information safe. Guard yourself against utility company scammers by knowing the tricks they play and how to resist them.
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