Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, September 21, 2015 12:14 pm
By Steve Weisman ·

Here’s how to avoid getting scammed by thieves trying to take advantage of your goodwill.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 10:13 am
By Steve Weisman ·

These calls are automated from the computers of a scam artist, the only criminal we refer to as an artist.

Friday, September 04, 2015 12:04 pm
By Mitch Strohm ·

Microsoft says never to provide a credit card number to someone claiming to be tech support.

Tags: Scams
Friday, August 21, 2015 12:08 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Seniors can take a proactive step against ID theft by placing a security freeze on their credit reports.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky ·

Seniors can be particularly vulnerable when it comes to financial thievery. What’s more, the ploys are getting more sophisticated.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 9:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Despite many years of investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Allen Stafford’s CD scam ran for more than a decade.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 11:52 am
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

Gifts cards are a great go-to for last-minute holiday shoppers, but you need to be careful as they’re also prone to scamming.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:25 am
By Crissinda Ponder ·

The government is warning about scam artists it says are peddling phony Ebola cures.

Monday, August 11, 2014 2:00 pm
By David McMillin ·

As more consumers ditch checking accounts in favor of prepaid cards, some fraudsters are targeting cardholders in online scams. A recent New York Times┬ástory by Matthew Goldstein highlights that one particular financial product seems to have become the focus of regulators. It’s called MoneyPak, and it’s known as a “cash top-up card.” Rather than working

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:54 am
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

Scammers are setting up fake Facebook pages and possibly looting credit cards from the crash site following last week’s tragedy.

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