Beware of Debt Relief Scams

Anyone saddled by debt would love a quick way out. After all, it isn’t easy to be constantly squeezed and stressed out from more debt than you want. Unfortunately, though, unless you’ve won the lottery or suddenly inherited millions, there really is no way but the slow way. You’ll need to make those monthly payments…

Medical Identity Theft

Scammers never rest. Even when the government and financial institutions take added measures for protecting consumers against fraud, scammers are dreaming up new ways to con you out of your money – and your identity. In the latest wave of identity theft, scammers are cashing in on Medicare’s extra level of protection. In order to…

Beware These Tax Scams

They’re at it again! Every year, tax season brings a fresh crop of scammers with yet another way to con you out of your money – and sanity. The IRS and the FTC are both warning the public about a series of tax-related scams to be wary of during this busy and stressful time. You…

Beware of Inheritance Scams

Who doesn’t dream of becoming an instant millionaire? You might even have some detailed plans for how you’d spend an unexpected windfall if it were to happen. Imagine if a distant relative who’d been rolling in the stuff suddenly passed on and left you as their sole heir. Your dreams could now become a reality!…

Phone Cloning and Digital Self-Defense

Most of us realize a clone is a genetic copy of something else. But, did you know it is possible to clone a phone? Cloning a phone means that the identity of one phone is copied to another phone, making a nearly exact replica of the original. This frightening practice happens more than you might…

Protecting Yourself Against Card Cracking Scams

In a recent scam targeting cash-strapped millennials, fraudsters are once again cashing in on people’s naivety and goodwill. Only this time they’re using social media to make it happen. What makes the scam especially cruel is that fraudsters specifically look for victims who are short on funds, such as students with large loans hanging over…

How to Spot a Credit Repair Scam

Repairing your credit can be an uphill battle. You’re looking at months of hard work, negotiating with creditors, reworking your budget and identifying the factors that are making your credit score lag. In short, it’s a hassle and it takes lots of time. Those two aspects are what makes credit repair scams so successful. They…