Tag: scam

It’s tough enough to find a job or start your own business, even without scammers trying to take advantage. Today the FTC announced a major federal and state crackdown on scams that target people looking for jobs, extra income, or the chance to...

The Federal Trade Commission cracked down on a massive international scam that tricked tens of thousands of computer users into believing their computers were riddled with malware and then paying the scammers hundreds of dollars to “fix” the...

Scammers sometimes impersonate government officials  to get you to send them money. They often claim you’ve won a lottery or sweepstakes — but to get your prize, you must pay “taxes,” “fees,” or “insurance.” No federal government agency or...

Scammers may pose as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge you to wire money immediately. They’ll say they need cash to help with an emergency. Before you send any money, ask the person a question that only your actual friend...

If you’re thinking about giving to a charity, do your research to avoid fraudsters who try to take advantage of your generosity. High-pressure tactics and requests to send cash or wire money are sure signs of a scam. Find additional tips to help...

Wiring money is just like sending cash — once it’s gone, you can't get it back. So don’t wire money to a stranger, or to someone you haven’t met in person — no matter what the reason.

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...

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