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.

Monday, February 15, 2016 6:05 am
By Steve Weisman · Bankrate.com

At its worst, however, Facebook can be used to send content designed to get personal information from your computer and use it to make you a victim of identity theft.

Tags: news, scam
Monday, January 25, 2016 10:30 am
By Steve Weisman · Bankrate.com

Here’s how the scam starts: A crook first hacks the email account of someone involved in a real estate transaction. This can be the buyer, seller, lawyers, real estate agents or bankers.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:47 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

Scammers are contacting Dell customers with detailed account information that should only be available to the company.

Monday, December 07, 2015 10:04 am
By Steve Weisman · Bankrate.com

Protect yourself and your charitable contribution when helping others this holiday season.

Tags: charity, scam
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 1:07 pm
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

In the past 2 years, losses have topped $740 million in the U.S., according to the FBI.

Tags: news, scam
Monday, August 24, 2015 6:05 am
By Mitch Strohm · Bankrate.com

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

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 07, 2015 4:14 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A former NFL player ran a Ponzi scam, the SEC says. Will Allen and his partner claimed to lend money to pro athletes, with a promise to investors of up to 18 percent in interest.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

While being on the FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry may not stop telemarketers from calling you, it’s still worthwhile to put your cell, VOIP and land lines on the list.

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