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." 

If you’ve lost money to a scam, your name probably is on a ‘sucker’ list. You can expect calls offering to get your money back — for a fee. That’s a scam, too.

There aren't any products that can prevent or cure a cold.

Rip-off artists use rental listings to get you to pay in advance for a place to live or vacation.

Telemarketing sales calls with recorded messages are generally illegal unless you have given the company written permission to call you.

Dealing with immigration issues? How to find the right person to help you.

Need money for college? Here's how to avoid “guaranteed” scholarships.

A genuine antique? A reproduction? An outright fake? Learn how to tell the difference.

Who’s pitching that home security system? Here's important information to review before you sink money into a worthless purchase.