Scams & Rip-Offs

  • 5 Label Tricks That Make You Think You're Eating Healthy

      

    Time and time again I see it: Everyday shoppers want to get healthier. So they pick up something from the store that is ridiculously expensive, but no healthier than what they’ve been...

  • Lawsuit: Popular brand of almond milk contains almost no almonds

      

    False advertising is the claim being made in a lawsuit brought up against the most popular brand of almond milk. Read more: 19 'healthy foods' you should reconsider Do you buy this...

  • Beware of sneak attack bank fees

      

    While you've been enjoying a little vacation, your bank was hoping you wouldn't notice they were trying to pull another fast one on you. Read more: 2 reasons to never use a debit card...

  • Hackers stole data from a website that helps married people cheat

      

    Apparently you shouldn't trust the website that targets people you shouldn't trust. 'Life is short. Have an affair.' That's the slogan of Ashley Madison,...

  • Warning: Here's what a fake IRS call sounds like

      

    You’ve probably heard about the phone calls people have been getting recently where the other person on the phone claims to be from the IRS and demands money. Read more: Fake IRS phone...

  • Tips to avoid getting duped by a fake hotel reservations site!

      

    Most people have probably gone online to book a hotel stay, and the American Hotel & Lodging Association says there are 480 online hotel bookings per minute. Sometimes it’s on a travel...

  • Heads up, Samsung phone users: Wi-Fi hack alert

      

    Heads up: Samsung phones have a security flaw that could put you at risk. Here’s an easy solution that will keep you safe.

  • Publix coupon scam hits Facebook

      

    The grocery coupon scams are heating up on Facebook again! Just days after we first told you about an Aldi coupon scam making the rounds, the regional grocery chain Publix is the latest to have...

  • The #1 mistake people make at hotel checkout

      

    There's an ugly ongoing problem when you check in or out of a hotel. At the desk, you're always asked to give a form of payment like a credit card or a debit card so if you trash the...

  • Don't give your Social Security number at these places!

      

    When should you give your Social Security number and when should you not? My rule on giving out my Social Security number is that I don't do it, unless I know it's absolutely,...

  • Aldi coupon scam hits Facebook

      

    A scam circulating on Facebook involves on the discount grocery store chain Aldi. According to WSYR, if you share and comment on the post, you're supposed to get a coupon for $100 off...

  • 4 hot scams targeting international travelers

      

    Americans are set to travel overseas this spring and summer in what could be record numbers. That's great news because I love international travel so much. But there are some dangers you need...

  • Beware of the one ring scam on your phone

      

    That missed call on your cellphone could cost you $30…but maybe not in the way you think. One of my Facebook followers let me know about an old scam that has roared back to life. Years...

  • Cell phone cameras help document rental car damage

      

    You're used to using your smart phone to save you money in your everyday life, right? Well, I have a suggestion about how it can help keep more money in your pocket when it comes to rental car...

  • How to avoid buying a flood-damaged car

      

    With recent storms, you need to be careful about purchasing a flood damaged car. The one thing to do before you drive off the lot.