Getting scammed is bad for your peace of mind, sense of security and your bottom line. From the latest issues with credit card fraud to phishing schemes designed to access key your personal data, Debt.com has all the current scams you need to worry about, along with helpful info on how to avoid them and what to do if you get caught in a scam you couldn’t avoid.
June 9, 2017 | Joe Pye
More than half of Americans have been, or know, a victim of identity theft. They still barely protect themselves.
June 8, 2017 | Gregory Cox
Rich or poor, hackers want your information
June 7, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
This week: A reader asks about debt collectors, repo men, and “Fonzi” schemes.
May 30, 2017 | Joe Pye
Experts say it’s likely that multiple companies will be hacked at same time this year.
May 29, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Most customers believe companies are responsible for securing their personal information, but only two-thirds of company officers and IT professionals agree with that.
May 25, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Whether it’s a text message, phone call, email or letter, your banking institution can let you know when fraudulent activity occurs on your account. Do you get fraud alerts?
May 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Businesses are treating their companies a lot like we treat our homes — the physical property is protected, but the online property isn’t.
April 21, 2017 | Money Talks News
There are the conventional ways to protect yourself from credit card fraud, and then there’s the nuclear option.
April 21, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
The IRS will use private debt collectors who have failed before, including one the federal government is already suing for ripping consumers off.
April 20, 2017 | Joe Pye
If you search online for the best marijuana for your money, here’s a dirty little secret about the biggest pot websites.
April 20, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Deregulating for its own sake is incredibly stupid — but potentially profitable for internet companies and identity thieves.
April 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Debit card compromises are up dramatically and ATMs are a huge part of it.
April 13, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Tax-related identity theft is increasing, and experts say we ignore easy ways to protect ourselves by stressing about filing.
April 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn
When elder relatives get financially abused, caregivers struggle to keep them afloat.
March 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn
The Internet of Things and stolen fingerprints are among the biggest scam predictions for 2017.
March 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn
We might have had billions of dollars in tax fraud last year but most Americans aren’t worried about getting scammed.
March 9, 2017 | Dori Zinn
We’re getting our medical data stolen, and most scammers are taking it straight from the hospitals themselves
February 27, 2017 | Emily Bloch
Eric Church gets the final laugh at re-sellers by canceling their tickets and putting them back on sale.
February 23, 2017 | John Rampton
We all want to support the little guy. But how can you tell if you’re making a big mistake?
January 9, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
I sadly predict massive computer hacking on a scale not seen in years past.
January 6, 2017 | Joe Pye
From too much ice in an iced coffee to a typo on the SAT, people will sue over anything.
December 28, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony
Hint: It’s exactly who you would expect to be a smart investor.
December 26, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Thieves and even family members are increasingly targeting senior citizens.
December 22, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
The things I learned during my time at Than Merrill’s Real Estate Class
November 30, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is suspicious of all these “reward programs.” How can they possibly be legit?
November 21, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
While this is the time to give, many others are trying to take away.
November 9, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is both scared and suspicious after receiving an email.
November 2, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader keeps hearing commercials about “settling back taxes.”
October 26, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher
Plus, what to do if you legitimately owe the IRS.
October 12, 2016 | Dori Zinn
41 million Americans have had their identities stolen and 49 million Americans personally know someone who has been affect by identity theft.
October 3, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
Follow these three steps, and you’ll avoid the latest, hottest brand of identity theft.
September 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Amy Schumer, Just Bieber top the list of the most dangerous celebrities to search for online.
September 8, 2016 | Mary Reed
One woman’s story is all too typical.
August 31, 2016 | Dori Zinn
These Transparency Dodgers are the 10 largest charities that didn’t disclose operation information, including fundraising performance.
August 16, 2016 | Money Talks News
The government is warning the public about new issues with established anti-virus brands.
July 12, 2016 | Dori Zinn
The U.S. is third in the world for credit card fraud. This is the second time that the U.S. has been in the top three.
June 30, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Do you have old hard drives you want to sell or get rid of? Chances are you’ll leave private information on them once you hand them over.
June 30, 2016 | Debt.com
If you get threatened over an old debt, say nothing to the caller. Talk to everyone else.
June 2, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Hackers can lock you out of your files and make you pay to get them back. Here’s what to do.
May 5, 2016 | Debt.com
They shot up by an amazing 500,000.
March 9, 2016 | Debt.com
What’s better than free? Someone who listens. Here’s how to get the best out of the Better Business Bureau.
March 1, 2016 | Money Talks News
Scammers with skimmers who have traditionally targeted ATMs and gas station payment terminals are shifting their focus.
February 25, 2016 | Debt.com
For identity thieves, it takes just a few minutes.
February 4, 2016 | Debt.com
The company allegedly violated FTC order, and that’s serious trouble.
February 3, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is surrounded by victims and is scared of joining them.
August 13, 2015 | Debt.com
If you run across any of these people, don’t listen to them.
July 22, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader’s wife clicks on an unsolicited email and gets a lot of suspicious promises.
February 10, 2015 | Jess Miller
An IBM security expert explains why, and how he was an ID theft victim himself.
November 12, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader gets burned and wants to learn how to never let it happen again.
October 27, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
No stats are available, but our research shows dining out makes you a prime target. Here’s how to protect yourself.