Tag: scam

How to stay ahead of the scammers with email updates from the FTC.

If someone offers you a job, sends you a check, but then insists you wire extra money back; don’t do it. It's a scam. Instead, report it to the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov/complaint.

What to do if someone says they’re from the IRS and they pressure or threaten you to transfer money to them right away.

If you get a text or call saying a loved one is in trouble and they need you to wire them money, it's most likely a scam.

It’s hard to pass up a job opportunity that promises a large income and the flexibility of working entirely from home. Especially when the opportunity appears at the top of your online search results and includes video testimonials of success...

Another day, another scam. Case in point: the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reports that scammers are telling people they can pay their bills using so-called “secret accounts” or “Social Security trust accounts”...

How many of us get scam calls? Maybe it’s someone saying they’re the IRS. Or a debt collector. Or tech support. Or a so-called friend in so-called trouble. And they want you to send money. Sound familiar? All of us are targeted for scams. Every...

Usually, when I pay with a check, I write it out and sign it, or I direct my bank to send it on my behalf. But what if a check is drawn on my account but I didn’t write it, sign it, or tell my bank to send it? It can happen...

People’s experience with scams, and the tips to help all of us avoid scams and protect those we care about.

Are you looking for a nanny or caregiver job? Do you search for these jobs on websites such as care.com or sittercity.com? If so, then you should look out for nanny or caregiver scams.

Here’s what they look like. Scammers send messages...

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