6 Ways to Avoid a Reverse Mortgage Scam

Mortgages

6 Ways to Avoid a Reverse Mortgage Scam

6 Ways to Avoid a Reverse Mortgage Scam

Most people work hard to get to retirement age and enjoy the perks that come along with it, including not paying a mortgage. But imagine reaching that point and then being scammed out of the value of your home. It’s actually happening with reverse mortgage schemes. What’s a Reverse Mortgage Scam? Fraudsters are using a... Read More

The Job Scam That Even You Could Fall For

Identity Theft

The Job Scam That Even You Could Fall For

The Job Scam That Even You Could Fall For

This might be the most sophisticated job scam I’ve ever seen. Thanks to a near-victim, you’ll get a rare chance to see a real pro almost pull off a nearly perfect digital caper. You do things when you are job hunting that you wouldn’t normally do. You meet strangers. You share a lot of personal... Read More

Beware This New Twist on the Old Counterfeit Check Scam

Identity Theft

Beware This New Twist on the Old Counterfeit Check Scam

Beware This New Twist on the Old Counterfeit Check Scam

It seems scammers have found yet another way to con victims out of their money, this time using credit cards and bank accounts. It’s a new spin on an old scam that often involves counterfeit checks. And it’s something Greenville, South Carolina, resident Judy Guyton learned the hard way after checking her bank account online, according to... Read More

Watch Out for Charity Scams After the Orlando Shooting

Identity Theft

Watch Out for Charity Scams After the Orlando Shooting

Watch Out for Charity Scams After the Orlando Shooting

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, many want to help victims and their families by giving donations. Unfortunately, scammers may try to take advantage of their kindness. “Scammers depend on heightened emotion and often follow closely behind tragic events,” Holly Salmons, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Central Florida, said in a... Read More

iTunes Gift Card Scams Are Flourishing

Personal Finance

iTunes Gift Card Scams Are Flourishing

iTunes Gift Card Scams Are Flourishing

iTunes gift cards have become a common tool for online scammers to wring money out of victims, according to new warnings from Apple and U.S. federal authorities. One agency received a deluge of complaints during a recent weekend, including word from one victim who lost $31,000 in a recent iTunes payment scam, according to the... Read More

7 Questions Every Debt Collector Should Be Able to Answer

Identity Theft

7 Questions Every Debt Collector Should Be Able to Answer

7 Questions Every Debt Collector Should Be Able to Answer

A “debt collector” call can arrive at any time for just about anyone. Even if you’ve never missed a payment on a bill. There’s only one way to protect yourself: Know what questions to ask. Debt collector telemarketing scams are incredibly persistent because they work. “Debt collectors” can sound scary, and when they catch consumers... Read More

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