Tag: scam

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...

If you have a phone, it probably seems like illegal robocalls are out of control. There are several reasons for the spike in illegal robocalls.

The FTC is continuing aggressive law enforcement and pursuing innovative solutions to the...

Scammers who target immigrants offer to help them with completing forms and other services in the immigration process. They typically ask for an upfront fee, take the money, and run — without providing any help at all.

Find out how to spot...

Scammers run ads promising access to "exclusive" job listings, "guaranteed" placements, and the like — all for an upfront fee. But too many job-seekers have paid those fees only to get old listings of positions already filled, fake listings, or...

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