Those offers of free grants from the government to pay for education, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills don’t add up.

Scammers sometimes impersonate government officials — and tempt you with bogus lottery and sweepstakes "winnings" — to get you to send money.

There’s never a fee to apply for a federal or postal job.

What to do if you think your email or social networking account has been hacked.

Here's an overview of what to know and do about identity theft.

Questions and answers about how to get legitimate immigration help — and from whom.

Scammers sometimes make exaggerated claims about international driving permits. Learn what they are, and where to buy a legitimate permit.

Promotions for foreign lotteries and sweepstakes usually are phony and entering is always illegal.

Here are the tell-tale signs that an online investment opportunity may well be a scam.

The “opportunities” pitched at seminars usually don't live up to the hype. Take your time, ask questions, and listen carefully to the answers before you consider an investment.