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Social media new breeding ground for ID Theft

Social media new breeding ground for ID Theft

Gotten any friend requests recently on Facebook? Here's why you might want to think twice before accepting them -- even if you think you know the person.

Ripoff Alert:  New IRS phone scam

Ripoff Alert: New IRS phone scam

If you get a call from the IRS or police department threatening arrest for non-payment of taxes, know this before you go surrender yourself!

The top investment rip-offs

You work hard for your money. Don't let smooth talking criminals take it away from you. The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has updated its list of the top scams facing investors today. New at the top of the list are private placement scams. Here's how this works: Somebody ...

How to tell an article from an advertorial

How to tell an article from an advertorial

You search for a topic and start reading the first article that pops up. How can you be sure it's a real article and not advertorial content put up by a marketer?

Heads up: New bill-collector scam

Heads up: New bill-collector scam

If you owe money, your elected officials may be trying to trick you into thinking you'll be prosecuted or maybe even go to jail if you don't pay up. Clark explains.

A utility bill scam to watch out for

A utility bill scam to watch out for

Summer is here and your electric bill is probably higher than usual. That's left a lot of people open to the idea of a federal program that could help pay a portion of your bill. But is it on the up and up?

Warning signs of investment scams

What's behind the continuing lure of Ponzi schemes? I think it's that we want to believe the path to El Dorado is easy. I believe it's an oversimplification to say it's all just about greed. It's really that we want things to be easy, we want that one answer that ...

New credit card breach: Protect yourself.

Criminals recently took advantage of a weak link at a particular merchant processor, which is an intermediary service between customers and retailers that clears credit cards for purchases. In the course of five weeks, over 1.5 million credit card numbers were stolen from all major cardholders including Visa, American Express, ...

"Pump and Dump" stock scams

"Pump and Dump" stock scams

Ever gotten a hot stock tip sent through your Facebook or Twitter account? Here's why you should think twice before buying that highly touted penny stock.

Should you trust financial radio shows?

Should you trust financial radio shows?

Financial advice shows fill up the airwaves across the country. But how can you tell if the hosts are on the level or just pushing advertorials to the detriment of your wallet?

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