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.
December 15, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Older people are easy victims to scammers, who are targeted more than other age groups.
December 4, 2017 | Dori Zinn
A lot of consumers are worried about getting hacked but we aren’t doing anything to protect ourselves.
November 27, 2017 | Dori Zinn
More than half of consumers think fraud is just part of what happens when we shop online.
October 23, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Most companies aren’t prepared for data breaches, as more than half of U.S. companies have been hacked so far this year.
October 13, 2017 | Dori Zinn
More people than ever are worried about ID theft. But big institutions and companies aren’t prepared to handle major breaches and can’t hire workers fast enough.
October 5, 2017 | Thomas Chiles
Here’s how one woman lost money while another got her justice.
September 26, 2017 | Zina Kumok
Here’s how to handle relationships when they become transactional, not supportive.
September 19, 2017 | Deb Hipp
There’s easy money to be made if you’re willing to wade through the junk to find it.
September 18, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
American businesses and citizens haven’t taken identity theft seriously. They might from now on.
September 8, 2017 | Thomas Chiles
One of these tech experts even got ripped off. Learn what they know.
August 31, 2017 | Ryan Lynch
They fear having their Social Security or bank account info stolen the most.
July 28, 2017 | Gregory Cox
And many predict a major cyber attack against the U.S. in the next two years.
July 17, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
If you’re deeply in debt and have no money for anyone to steal, you’re wrong.
July 14, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Companies and organizations can’t find qualified people to fill cybersecurity positions — or time to train them
July 12, 2017 | Joe Pye
Connecting to unsecure Wi-Fi leaves you open to hacking.
July 12, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
This week: After her bank account is riddled with fraudulent checks, she wonders: Is anyone safe?
July 6, 2017 | Dori Zinn
There are more than 8,000 security flaws from four different pacemaker manufacturers.
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.