Scams & Rip-Offs

  • 5 ways to protect your business bank account

      

    Crooks have redoubled their efforts to target small businesses in recent months. Ever since the Target breach, every major publicly traded corporation in both the United States and Europe has...

  • Women 50+ targeted by online dating scammers

      

    Con artists are targeting women who are over 50 on popular dating sites. Here's what you need to know to stay safe. Average woman loses a minimum of $40,000 to scammers! The women using...

  • Looking closely at your medical bills? Why you’d better start.

      

    If you don't check your medical bills, you could be paying fees for things you shouldn't have been charged for! Here's what to look out for, and how to avoid those extra charges.

  • Steps to take to avoid moving company ripoffs

      

    Some movers might move half your stuff, but charge full price. How to prevent these and other moving scams.

  • Watch out for the Apple Care virus repair scam

      

    The Apple Care pop-up scam can compromise your banking information.

  • The #1 way to prevent identity theft at medical offices

      

    Identity theft at doctor's offices, hospitals, and other medical providers is booming. But there is a way to protect yourself… Read more: 10 things millennials should know about...

  • 9 places you should never use a debit card

      

    Debit cards are a popular alternative to credit cards, because they only allow you to spend what you have in your checking account. But they are full of other dangers for your wallet. Long...

  • Marketing tricks: Sales and bulk food pricing

      

    Some stores have pricing secrets they don’t want you to know. Don’t be fooled by these words when you’re at the store.

  • Phone scams make a comeback

      

    Do you know what caller ID spoofing is? It's a big problem with fraud rings. It's where the phone rings and the caller ID says it's from your bank, or the hospital, or wherever, so you...

  • 3 ways to protect yourself after the IRS tax records breach

      

    The IRS tax records breach is now larger than initially thought: Instead of some 100,000 households having their prior-year tax returns stolen out of IRS databases by a sophisticated criminal...

  • Free Windows 10 upgrade e-mail is a scam

      

    A new bout of ransomware is rolling out just in time to trick people surrounding the Microsoft rollout of Windows 10, according to Cisco. But if you fall for this scam, your computer will be held...

  • Beware of this Kroger coupon scam

      

    The grocery coupon scams are heating up on Facebook again! Just a few weeks after we first told you about an Aldi coupon scam and a Publix coupon scam, Kroger is the latest to have its name and...

  • Can credit repair really raise your score?

      

    The promise of credit repair outfits is an alluring one -- they say they'll remove bad credit marks from your record for a price. But what's the real deal? Credit repair firms make...

  • One-click online purchases? Think twice.

      

    One-click shopping on Facebook or Google is so easy -- but it’s not always in your best interest.

  • 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...