Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 9:29 am
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Four investment advisers used the time-tested free dinner investment seminars at a Tampa restaurant to scam $3.9 million from more than a dozen investors, many of them retirees.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 10:43 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

You don’t have to be a senior citizen to fall victim to a scam. While how to avoid scammers is relevant to anyone exposed to this threat, seniors are often targeted.

Thursday, November 05, 2015 11:09 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Fraudsters may be taking advantage of the lack of security at pay-at-the-pump card readers.

Friday, June 12, 2015 10:19 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Time for some basics on debit and credit card use.

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.

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