Detecting and Avoiding Scams

Our personal finance tips will help you learn the best tricks for keeping the most money in your wallet.

3 Surprising Scams Based on Your Age

3 Surprising Scams Based on Your Age

When you think of scams that target people “of a certain age,” you might think that only applies to the elderly. That’s not always the case. As online scammers get more sophisticated, they continue to develop new age-related scams to take…
Top 3 Tips for Avoiding Crowdfunding Scams

Top 3 Tips for Avoiding Crowdfunding Scams

Ever been asked to help with a friend’s medical bills? How about raising money for your child’s teacher or pitching in to help someone who wants to start their own small business? If you’ve received an online invitation to do any of…
how to avoid clickbait scams

How to Avoid Clickbait Scams

Everybody’s done it. At one time or another, even the savviest Internet users have clicked on a link to a so-called news story, with a headline and photo too tempting to miss. Only then do you find that you’ve been taken to a page filled…
Six Ways to Protect Yourself from Scammers

Six Ways to Protect Yourself from Scammers

In my last guest post, I described some scams that are common right now and how to spot them. In this post, we will focus on some simple measures you can take to avoid becoming a victim.In general, use common sense and be careful whenever…
Common Scams and How to Spot Them

Common Scams and How to Spot Them

Fraudsters are always coming up with new scams to gain access to your personal information or finances. These scammers launch hundreds of thousands of scams a year using tactics that may include phone calls, text messages, email, U.S. mail and…