Scams

Scammers pretending to work for the U.S. government are targeting refugees from Bhutan with a "free grant" scam.

Scammers often promise to get your mortgage terms changed, but don’t deliver. Learn how to recognize the signs of a mortgage relief scam.

There are multilevel marketing plans – and then there are pyramid schemes. Before signing on the dotted line, get more information.

Interested in mystery shopping? Here’s how to distinguish real opportunities from bogus offers.

Signs that your online love interest is a scam artist.

Tips to help you understand how penny auctions work and recognize the pitfalls before you lose any money

What to do about messages that ask for your personal information.

These tips can help you hang up on a phone scammer and hold onto your money.

How to place an initial fraud alert on your credit report to make it harder for an identity thief to open other accounts in your name.

In fraudulent schemes, "winners" almost always have to dip into their pockets to enter a contest or collect their "prize." 

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