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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...

The only place to enter the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery is dvlottery.state.gov. Entering the lottery is free, and there’s nothing you can do to increase your chances of winning. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a scam artist.

Anyone can claim they can help you with immigration. And, because the process can be complex, it may be tempting to pay someone who seems knowledgeable. But, it's likely you'd be giving your money away to a scam artist — and maybe ruin your...

Many ads offer services to help you with immigration into the U.S.. Sometimes even well-meaning people offer to help. But many of these ads are scams. And friends or family members are not the experts you need to help you with forms and other...

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