Scams & Rip-Offs

  • 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...

  • 3 Ways To Protect Yourself After the IRS Tax Records Breach

      

    Some 100,000 households had their prior-year tax returns stolen out of IRS databases by a sophisticated criminal ring. If you're among those impacted, you'll receive notification in the...

  • 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...

  • Is that great Facebook offer really a scam?

      

    When you receive free offers on Facebook, be careful of passing them along. They could be a scam.

  • #1 Way To Safeguard Your Starbucks App Account

      

    There's an emerging problem with the Starbucks app and stored-value cards that could drain the money out of your account or worse. Starbucks hack impacts customers One in 5 purchases at...

  • Why You Need To Turn Paper Statements Back On

      

    Another day, another report about major security breaches! I read recently about a ring of hackers figured out how to break into the big banks' back office system in the fall of 2013. To...

  • Senior Alert: Landline Phone Leaves Man With $24,000 Bill!

      

    Be careful if your elderly relatives have a landline at home. They might just get a five-figure bill for antiquated technology. I couldn’t believe when I read about an 83-year-old man...

  • Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

      

    While the credit bureaus sit on their hands when it comes to child identity theft, several states have legislation that give parents a tool to prevent it from happening to their child. When a...

  • 5 Misleading Ads That Can Wipe Out Your Wallet

      

    The motto of my show is "save more, spend less, and avoid ripoffs." But what if you can’t recognize those ripoffs when you’re faced with alluring advertising pitches? Here...

  • 4 Ways To Stay Safe When Using Craigslist

      

    Craigslist can be a great place to buy all kinds of items -- but you've got to be careful or it could cost you your life. Follow this advice to stay safe when you use Craigslist Some...

  • Payday loans hurt finances more than they help

      

    Payday loan stores can put your finances on a downward spiral. Don’t be fooled by their promises.

  • Craigslist Safety Tips - Part 2

      

    Home > Shopping & Retail Craigslist safety tips - Part 2 0 0 0 New To avoid potential Craigslist crime, Clark explains why neighborhood exchange groups are a better idea.

  • Craigslist Safety Tips - Part 1

      

    Craigslist can be great place to find a deal, but staying safe is your first priority. Here's a great tip for the next time you're buying or selling.

  • Clark Does Not Purchase Extended Warranties!

      

    My wife was doing me a favor the other day and went to a specialty electronics retailer to get some equipment that I use when I do broadcasting for the show from my home. As she's checking...

  • 3 Tips to Get the Most Value Out of Gift Cards

      

    Gift cards are really popular this time of year. But when you buy one, I want to make sure you are protected. Is your gift card going to be emptied before you even use it? Gift cards sold...