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Check your statement for fake charges

Have you seen a suspicious charge for $9.84, $10.37, or $12.96 on your credit or debit card recently? If so, you're not alone. In the past, I've told you about a criminal ring based in suburban Los Angeles that went to a bank and bought the credit card numbers of ...

Fake eBay email scam warning

In early January, our team received a letter from 82-year-old Marjorie telling us about a mink coat that her grandson Christopher tried to sell for her on eBay.  It’s a sad tale that follows, but a great learning lesson for others… In October 2013, Christopher was asked to help his ...

Key to preventing tax identity theft

Thinking about putting off filing your taxes for several more weeks? There's a compelling reason why you might not want to. During the last few years, crooks have been stealing people's Social Security numbers and then filing false returns as though they were those people. The crooks typically claim low ...

Fake package tracking email may be malware

An ugly new email virus scam masquerading as a delivery notice could foul up your finances this Christmas season. I've been alerted by security firm Dell Secureworks that there's a Zeus banking Trojan making the rounds disguised as a very legitimate looking FedEx shipping confirmation. (See photo.) I have a ...

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!

Heads up: A diabolical life insurance scam

Heads up: A diabolical life insurance scam

Life insurance companies may be trying to cheat you out of death benefits you're rightly owed after a loved one passes away.

Pre-paid funeral scams

Pre-paid funeral scams

One of the hottest areas of planning for your funeral is to pre-pay for the services. But here's why you might not want to do that…

Avoid these 3 money transfer scams

There's a new variation on the classic Western Union money transfer scam involving one particular brand of prepaid debit cards. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports people are getting scammed by con artists who get them to go into the drug store, a Wal-Mart or a convenience store to buy what's ...

New online shopping email scam

New online shopping email scam

A new email scam is out there--this time involving Amazon and other e-tailers. Clark tips you off...so no one rips you off!

85% of these victims unaware they're being scammed

85% of these victims unaware they're being scammed

Only 15% of the victims of this cram scam are aware they're being ripped off. Don't be one of them!

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