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Do you trust people more if they’re like you, or a part of your community? Scammers bet that you do. Every day, they take advantage of that unconscious trust.

It’s called “affinity fraud” — when someone in a group uses their membership in...

If you’re a veteran over 65 — or related to one, you are a target for a particularly ugly type of scam that involves “poaching” your pension. Unscrupulous “advisers” — attorneys, financial planners, and insurance agents — are trying to sell you...

Investing in gold and silver may sound like a safe, low-risk way to make big money. But hidden fees, as well as a dealer’s failure to reveal how risky this type of investment really is, could cost you dearly.

The FTC recently announced a...

Scammers are shameless and clever. They even take advantage of people struggling to earn an income through a business or job opportunity.

If you are looking for a business or job opportunity, steer clear of any company or person claiming...

Scam artists can make a snow cone shop in the North Pole sound like a gold mine. But there are warning signs that a new business opportunity may just be a ruse to steal your money. And who better to share those warning signs than a former phone...

Promoters of alternative investment and money-making opportunities sometimes make their deals seem like a sure thing. The truth is that the higher the potential reward, the higher the risk. Don’t do business with someone who tries to convince...

Promises of quick, easy money can be a powerful lure, and seminars provide a perfect setting to get people excited about a new venture. The energetic atmosphere can make it easy to buy into what appears to be a promising business opportunity or...

Investment opportunities that claim to be low risk and high reward almost always are frauds. When researching investments, turn to unbiased sources, like:

the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission your state securities regulator securities...

If you're thinking about investing in bullion or bullion coins, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation's consumer protection agency, says your best bet is to research your options and get smart. Being uninformed can have serious...

You see the ads on TV and online, and you hear them on the radio: they tout gold as a solid investment. It's true that people sometimes use gold to diversify their investment portfolio: it can help hedge against inflation and economic uncertainty...

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