Scams

Thinking about an internet startup? The promise of big bucks and terrific working conditions can be tempting, but consider these factors before you hand over any money.

If you owe back taxes, try to negotiate with the IRS or your state comptroller on your own. Tax relief companies can’t do anything for you that you can’t do for yourself.

Do you know the warning signs that an identity thief is using your Social Security number?

Tells what to do if you get a pop-up, call or any other urgent message about a virus on your computer.

Tech support scams often start with a pop-up that wants you to call now, or else... If you get an urgent message like this, don’t click, call, send money or give anyone control of your computer.

Selling brand-name merchandise from home can be a great way to work-at-home making some extra money. But sometimes, fraudsters call to lure you into a resale proposition. They’re the ones who make the money – and they make it from you.  

Text message spam is to your cell phone what email spam is to your personal computer.

Strangers who offer “big rewards” to help them move money out of a foreign country are lying.

Rest and relaxation or vacation frustration? Here’s how to avoid a vacation nightmare.

When and how to use a money transfer service safely.

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