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Breaking Scam Alert: Ice Bucket Challenge Email Scam

Time and time again, Americans prove themselves to be the most generous people on planet Earth. But I don't want you to let that generous spirit be taken advantage of! It seems like you can't go far on the web these days without seeing someone doing the Ice Bucket Challenge ...

Beware of the Latest Threats to Facebook Users

A fake app making the rounds on Facebook promises to let you change the color of your profile, but it might just make you see red. The so-called Facebook Color Scam was first reported by Cheetah Mobile. If you click on the app, it takes you to a site where ...

Clark's $19 sneaker vs. designer sneakers

Clark's $19 sneaker vs. designer sneakers

There's a hot new sneaker that costs $800. But Clark's $19 name-brand alternative keeps money in your pocket, not in your tennis shoe!

MoneyPak Soon To Be Phased Out

A common tool used by scamsters to send money around the world without a trace is about to meet its end. For years, people have been scammed by con artists who get them to go into the drug store, a Wal-Mart, or a convenience store to buy what's called a ...

The Truth About New-Car Incentives That No One Else Is Telling You

When sellers address potential buyers in advertising or face-to-face, their objective is to create a “sense of urgency” that will motivate them to buy now. The essential message is that “today’s unique opportunity will be gone tomorrow.” In most cases that’s not true, but we gullible consumers fall for it, ...

Buying a Car at Auction - Frugal or Foolish?

For nearly 10 years, I've taken calls at Clark Howard’s Consumer Action Center. The calls can be about anything, but the calls that have been the most difficult to deal with are those where the caller has purchased a car or truck from a "buy here/pay here" lot and they ...

More than meets the eye to well-body medical imaging

More than meets the eye to well-body medical imaging

Seen great "discount" offers for well-body medical imaging to discover the potential threats in your body? Full body scans are important procedures...but are they targeting your wallet?

Avoid These Fees If You Want Truly Cheap Car Rentals

Many people only rent cars about twice a year, once during a summer vacation and once during the Christmas holidays. That leaves a lot of unsuspecting motorists open to common rip-off fees that the car-rental agencies like to push. Here are some simple ways to make sure you get cheap ...

Please sign Clark's Medicare ID Theft petition

Please sign Clark's Medicare ID Theft petition

We need 100,000 people to sign a petition to force the Social Security Administration to revisit why Social Security numbers are used on Medicare cards. Join the movement!

Clark Outraged Over New $800 Sneakers

I am outraged about the new Buscemi sneaker that has a price tag of $800 and makes a commodity out of scarcity. The Buscemis -- launched by a former Wall Street stockbroker named Jon Buscemi -- come equipped with a golden padlock on each shoe and tiny keys to fit. ...

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