Tag: scam

Scammers sometimes use online dating sites to meet potential victims. They create fake profiles to build online relationships, and eventually convince people to send money in the name of love. An online love interest who asks for money — for any...

Trustworthy staffing companies are paid by the employers, not by the people looking for a job. So don't do business with companies that promise to get you a job... but ask you to pay them first.

Ads for work-at-home opportunities can be tempting, but these jobs won’t make you rich. People tricked by these ads have lost thousands of dollars, not to mention time and energy.

You know you’re dealing with a scam artist if they guarantee to save your home, promise to stop a foreclosure, or tell you to stop paying your mortgage company and pay them instead. If you're facing foreclosure, call a housing counselor through...

Advertising claims for weight loss products and services tend to over-promise results. There’s no scientific evidence that these products will help you lose weight — but they definitely will make your wallet thinner.  Changing your diet and...

It may be tempting to deposit a check from someone you don't know — but the check might be fake. It takes only a few days for your bank to make the money available to you, but it can take weeks for your bank to determine a check is a fake. And if...

You may be tempted by ads and websites that guarantee loans or credit cards, regardless of your credit history. But if you have to pay a fee in advance for a "guaranteed" loan or credit card – you’re dealing with a scam. Legitimate lenders never...

If you’re looking for a mortgage to buy a home or refinance an existing loan, you may see or hear ads with offers of low rates or payments. Whether you see them on the Internet, on television or in the paper, or whether they come by fax or mail,...

"There is currently money available NOW right here in your area, to help pay your bills."

"NO lines, NO waiting, NO credit needed. This is YOUR money and will be sent back to the federal government if not used in your area."

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It's enough to make you sick. No sooner had the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act than scam artists began working the phones. Claiming to be from the government, they're saying that under the Affordable Care Act, they need to...

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