Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 11:54 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

A new cybersecurity threat to ATMs allows thieves to make unlimited withdrawals.

Thursday, November 14, 2013 4:00 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Make sure your donations to Typhoon Haiyan victims go to legitimate groups.

Friday, September 13, 2013 7:03 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Scammers are trying to take advantage of the growing interest in medical marijuana.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 2:27 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

If you lose money in a scam, the IRS might be sympathetic. But the tax agency also wants any taxes that might arise from the fraudulent transaction.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 5:23 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A debt settlement services company allegedly misled consumers about fees and services.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:56 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The government is offering new instructional materials to help older people learn to avoid scams.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 2:16 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Safeguard your personal information this holiday shopping season. It could be used at tax time to file a fake return and steal your refund.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:14 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Con artists are creating fake charities for Superstorm Sandy victims to steal donations or donors’ identities.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 11:00 am
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Federal authorities have charged 530 individuals during a yearlong initiative created to protect struggling homeowners from scammers. More than 73,000 mortgage borrowers were victims of the alleged criminals and together lost more than $1 billion, according to the Department of Justice. The charges resulted from the Distressed Homeowner Initiative, a nationwide effort the FBI started

Monday, October 01, 2012 6:00 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

A second payment was made to the Ponzi scheme victims, but was it enough?

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