Scams

How Do I Stop Robocalls From Scamming Me?
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How Do I Stop Robocalls From Scamming Me?

The scammers have automated their efforts to separate you from your money. We have ways to make it stop.
September 8, 2022
Grandparent Scams Get Victims in Their Hearts
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Grandparent Scams Get Victims in Their Hearts

If you get a call from someone who claims to be your grandchild in trouble and needing money right away, be wary. Don’t send any money or give any inf…
August 26, 2022
Beware the Caller From “The Government”: It’s a Scam
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Beware the Caller From “The Government”: It’s a Scam

Scammers' persistence is matched only by their insolence: They even try to impersonate the very agencies trying to stop their grift.
August 11, 2022
The Best Way to Protect a Parent from Scammers
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The Best Way to Protect a Parent from Scammers

Adult children worried about their parents’ ability to spot and avoid fraud have several options to help protect them, including a durable power of at…
July 25, 2022
How to Avoid a Summer of Scams – Expert Tips to Help Aging Parents
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How to Avoid a Summer of Scams – Expert Tips to Help Aging Parents

Financial professionals share their top tips to help avoid becoming a statistic in a summertime wave of identity theft, account hacks and telemarketin…
July 13, 2022

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10 Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet
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10 Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet

Storing a spare key, your passport book or card or any of these other important items in your wallet leaves you open to identity theft – or worse.
May 4, 2022
Romance Scams: “I Love You; Send Money”
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Romance Scams: “I Love You; Send Money”

Sweetheart swindlers are busier than ever. Be wary of falling in love online.
February 11, 2022
National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins Wants to Help
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National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins Wants to Help

Your tax dollars are at work funding a government bureau to help you deal with the IRS. Strange but true! Also, the price of Amazon is going up.
February 10, 2022
Con Artists Target People Who Owe The IRS Money
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Con Artists Target People Who Owe The IRS Money

In one scheme, thieves will offer to "help" you pay back taxes, only to leave you on the hook for expensive fees in addition to the taxes.
January 24, 2022
Scammers Target Last-minute Shoppers
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Scammers Target Last-minute Shoppers

Products may be in short supply, but potential thieves are not. Be “scam smart” to keep your holiday happy.
December 14, 2021
How to Help Tornado Victims (Safely)
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How to Help Tornado Victims (Safely)

Help is needed, and getting it there quickly matters, but make sure your well-intentioned charity doesn’t end up in the wrong pockets.
December 13, 2021
Watch Out for Job Listing Fraud
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Watch Out for Job Listing Fraud

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to find new employment in 2022, be on guard against job-listing scams.
November 22, 2021
Scammers Have Retirees in Their Sights
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Scammers Have Retirees in Their Sights

Older adults tend to lose the most money to scams because criminals target them with costly schemes. Here's how you can protect yourself.
November 10, 2021
After Storms, Beware of Flooded Cars for Sale
Buying & Leasing a Car

After Storms, Beware of Flooded Cars for Sale

There's a chance the used car you have your eye on could have been damaged. Here’s what to watch out for.
October 29, 2021
Penny Stocks: Why You Should Always Stay Away
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Penny Stocks: Why You Should Always Stay Away

With the exception of some large foreign firms, investors should generally avoid stocks that trade over-the-counter.
August 18, 2021
Keep Momma Away from This Financial Adviser
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Keep Momma Away from This Financial Adviser

When a family member wants to be your financial adviser, watch out!
July 16, 2021
Beware of Gift Card Scams
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Beware of Gift Card Scams

Threatening calls that you will be arrested or your electricity will be turned off can sound so real. But don’t go running out to buy a gift card to k…
June 27, 2021
Scam Alert: 4 Types of Fraud That Target the Elderly (and How to Beat Them)
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Scam Alert: 4 Types of Fraud That Target the Elderly (and How to Beat Them)

Scams target people of all ages, but the most vulnerable tend to be older adults — and the money they lose can have a big impact on their retirement. …
June 10, 2021
Protect Yourself Against New ID-Theft Schemes
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Protect Yourself Against New ID-Theft Schemes

Crooks are using more-sophisticated tricks to steal your data. It's time to improve your armor.
May 27, 2021
Pandemic Brings New Scams, Too
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Pandemic Brings New Scams, Too

Billions in stimulus funds create new opportunities for fraud ranging from unemployment benefits to vaccine cards.
May 24, 2021
How the Senior Safe Act Protects Your Finances
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How the Senior Safe Act Protects Your Finances

The law encourages employees of financial services firms to report cases of suspected elder financial abuse, hopefully leading to more prosecutions of…
May 21, 2021
Tax Refund Scam Targets College Students and Staff
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Tax Refund Scam Targets College Students and Staff

The IRS says there's a new phishing scam aimed at people with email addresses ending in ".edu."
March 30, 2021
How to Get Hacked and Become a Victim of Identity Theft
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How to Get Hacked and Become a Victim of Identity Theft

Yes, online security can be a drag, but if you’re tempted to click on that fun Facebook quiz or skip your phone update just this one time, here’s what…
March 12, 2021
Retirees, Protect Yourself From Thieves Online
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Retirees, Protect Yourself From Thieves Online

Scams targeting the elderly are frequent. Here are some expert ways to build your protection from scammers.
January 27, 2021
Taxes on Retirees — What’s New?
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Taxes on Retirees — What’s New?

In this episode of Your Money's Worth, senior tax editor Rocky Mengle talks about the latest update of the Kiplinger Retiree Tax Map. Will states with…
January 26, 2021
Got an Invention? Don’t Fall for These Patent Scams
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Got an Invention? Don’t Fall for These Patent Scams

Getting an idea for a cool new product patented is a dream for many creative thinkers, but unfortunately there are plenty of scammers out there ready …
January 14, 2021