Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, November 27, 2015 6:05 am
By Mitch Strohm ·

Watch out for emails that seem like job recruitment ads for local big-box stores. It could be a phishing scam.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 6:05 am
By Steve Weisman ·

How can you tell when an electronic greeting card is really a phishing scheme?

Friday, October 02, 2015 1:41 pm
By Mitch Strohm ·

Hackers have stolen the personal information of 15 million in a data breach of Experian.

Monday, August 24, 2015 6:05 am
By Mitch Strohm ·

Targets of the attack receive an email claiming the driver is “indebted for driving on toll roads.” Don’t click on that link.

Friday, July 25, 2014 1:30 am
By Allison Ross ·

That little lock icon on your bank’s website may be easy for hackers to pick, according to two recent reports.

Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:05 am
By David McMillin ·

A new report predicts hackers will use new ways to steal your banking information in 2013.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012 3:32 pm
By Kay Bell ·

A phishing scheme to steal identities by using EFTPS is once again showing up in email boxes.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:30 pm
By David McMillin ·

Some crafty criminals are aiming to steal one of the most valuable pieces of your personal property: your banking information. In a new warning, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warns account holders of a new spam email scheme that involves a type of malware called “Gameover.” The scheme involves fake emails from the National Automated

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 10:19 am
By Kay Bell ·

While it’s easier for criminals to exploit tax themes around the April filing deadline, tax scams crop up 365 days a year. But despite the time of year, the most popular tax con remains the same: phishing. Identity thieves send out emails purporting to be from the Internal Revenue Service and request personal and tax information

Thursday, April 07, 2011 10:36 am
By Lucy Lazarony ·

Capital One and Citibank are alerting credit card customers of an unauthorized data breach of customer names and email addresses. The system breach at Epsilon, a third-party vendor that provides marketing services for many major companies, was announced on April 1. Epsilon works with more than 2,500 clients and sends more than 40 billion emails annually,