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If you’re looking for a mortgage to buy a home or refinance an existing loan, you may see or hear ads with offers of low rates or payments. Whether you see them on the Internet, on television or in the paper, or whether they come by fax or mail,...

"There is currently money available NOW right here in your area, to help pay your bills."

"NO lines, NO waiting, NO credit needed. This is YOUR money and will be sent back to the federal government if not used in your area."

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It's enough to make you sick. No sooner had the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act than scam artists began working the phones. Claiming to be from the government, they're saying that under the Affordable Care Act, they need to...

The only place to enter the U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery is dvlottery.state.gov. Entering the lottery is free, and there’s nothing you can do to increase your chances of winning. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a scam artist.

If you have a phone, it probably seems like illegal robocalls are out of control. There are several reasons for the spike in illegal robocalls.

The FTC is continuing aggressive law enforcement and pursuing innovative solutions to the...

Scammers who target immigrants offer to help them with completing forms and other services in the immigration process. They typically ask for an upfront fee, take the money, and run — without providing any help at all.

Find out how to spot...

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...

If you’re shopping for a new or used car, the salesperson may encourage you to buy an auto service contract to help protect against unexpected or costly repairs. While a service contract may sound like a good idea, it may overlap with the...

You've probably seen ads from companies promising a “new credit identity” — that is, a fresh start for your credit history. It may seem like just the thing you need to get your credit back on track, but it’s actually a scam. These companies...

An international driving permit (IDP) translates your government-issued driver’s license into 10 languages. Although your U.S. driver’s license lets you drive in many foreign countries, the translations in the IDP are intended to minimize...

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