Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, January 25, 2016 10:30 am
By Steve Weisman ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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 ·

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.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 1:30 pm
By Allison Ross ·

Being a good Samaritan can be difficult, as Bankrate’s Jessica Patel found out recently. After finding a lost debit card on the subway, editor Patel called the number on the back to report it as lost. But rather than a quick phone call, she found herself facing Chase Bank’s automated phone system, which did not

Monday, June 02, 2014 11:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

FINRA last week issued a warning to investors being contacted about high-yield CDs.

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