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.
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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 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.
October 22, 2014 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
There are legitimate ways to save big – and a lot of con artists to watch out for.
October 7, 2014 | Angela Colley
Garage sales both rewarding and risky. Here’s how to score a deal every time.
October 3, 2014 | Jess Miller
The study found rampant fraud and abuse in online payday loans.
September 26, 2014 | Jess Miller
A tech magazine says yes, but a quick search of the news suggests it’s not happening yet.
September 24, 2014 | Jess Miller
Rice is better used as food than drying agent, a new study says.
September 8, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
Whether you want to protect nude photos or more mundane personal information, the strategies are the same.
August 11, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
Yep, some kids probably have your password that’s been stolen three times already. But here’s what to do if you’re worried.
August 5, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
How do you bill companies for cleaning supplies they didn’t order? With a little help from your coworkers.
July 30, 2014 | Jason Steele
Massive thefts of credit card numbers isn’t the only scam. You’re more likely to get burned by one of these.
July 24, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
Last week, Illinois sued two companies that promise to reduce or eliminate student loan debt. Here’s how to find legitimate help.
June 19, 2014 | Angela Colley
If your Social Security Number is stolen like mine was, here are 5 easy steps to strike back.
June 10, 2014 | Angela Colley
Here are six crucial questions to ask your landlord and yourself if you want to find the right rental at the right price.
May 9, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
If that doesn’t make you laugh, real money laundering and how broke 2 Broke Girls really are will.
April 17, 2014 | Dylan Bouscher
Shopping isn’t the only way to get your identity stolen. Just falling ill gives thieves a shot at your information.
March 12, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
Some ripoffs never die, but there are always new twists. Here’s how to protect yourself from the worst scams of 2014.
January 8, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger
From porn addiction to pedophobia, it’s amazing what people will demand money for.
December 16, 2013 | Brandon Ballenger
Fake and inefficient charities can waste your money. Learn how a few minutes of research can make sure your donation to charity supports what you care about.