Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, May 22, 2015 8:40 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Synthetic ID theft is piecing together a new identity using a combination of real and fake information. It accounts for up to 85 percent of all fraud, the government says.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 9:12 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

An organized scam that uses phony bank checks to purchase cars via Craigslist has become widespread.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

A U.S. district court today prohibited Jason Abraham and his company, Brooklyn-based Instant Response Systems, from calling elderly consumers and bullying or tricking them into paying for unordered medical alert devices.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:07 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Congress finally passed a law that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:59 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The FTC has again cracked down on car dealers and businesses associated with financing or leasing a car, resulting in six new cases.

Monday, March 09, 2015 12:49 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Medicare cards with Social Security numbers on them encourage fraud. It’s time for Congress to fix that.

Monday, December 01, 2014 4:39 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Protect yourself by ignoring suspicious links, keeping unique passwords across accounts and monitoring bank statements regularly.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 5:18 pm
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

A California woman is charged with insurance fraud over her claim that she suffered burns from McDonald’s coffee.

Friday, October 17, 2014 6:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The next debit card you get will probably have a little golden chip in it, and that’s a good thing.

Friday, October 03, 2014 4:15 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Chase admitted yesterday that data from 76 million households and 7 million businesses were compromised by hackers.

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