Scams

Watch Out for Stimulus Check Texting Scam
Scams

Watch Out for Stimulus Check Texting Scam

Scammers are sending text messages that trick people into disclosing bank account information to get a $1,200 stimulus check.
November 4, 2020
10 Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet
Scams

10 Worst Things to Keep in Your Wallet

Storing your passport book or card, a spare key, or any of these other important items in your wallet leaves you open to identity theft -- or worse.
October 9, 2020
The Psychology of Being Scammed
personal finance

The Psychology of Being Scammed

Are you nice? Trusting? Well, you also might be scammed one day, if you’re not careful.
October 5, 2020
Watch Out for COVID Cons
Scams

Watch Out for COVID Cons

Isolated seniors are particularly vulnerable to pandemic-related scams.
September 30, 2020
Beware Crooked Contact Tracers
Scams

Beware Crooked Contact Tracers

If someone claiming to be a contact tracer asks you for money or requests your Social Security number, that’s a red flag.
August 26, 2020

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Don’t Fall for Pandemic Cons
spending

Don’t Fall for Pandemic Cons

Scammers are stealing money with phishing schemes, fake remedies and inflated prices on products that are in demand.
April 3, 2020
Watch Out for Phony Wildfire Charities
spending

Watch Out for Phony Wildfire Charities

Scammers are using social media and fake websites to raise funds for those affected by the fires in Australia.
January 30, 2020
How to Avoid Elder Fraud
retirement

How to Avoid Elder Fraud

Kiplinger's associate editor Miriam Cross offers tips on how to protect your loved ones from falling victim to elder fraud. Also, our hosts Sandy Bloc…
January 14, 2020
Avoid Fraud in 2020 By Writing the Complete Date
spending

Avoid Fraud in 2020 By Writing the Complete Date

Protect your documents from scammers who could change the date on your important documents.
January 3, 2020
Look Out for These Scams
spending

Look Out for These Scams

Stay alert for phony sales at stores and other tricks.
December 27, 2019
Watch Out for the Elder Fraud Web
retirement

Watch Out for the Elder Fraud Web

Scams range from petty theft to embezzlement. Your parents may need your help.
December 16, 2019
6 Scams that Prey on the Elderly
retirement

6 Scams that Prey on the Elderly

Many scams are universal, from the IRS imposter who calls and threatens to arrest you if you don’t pay your taxes, to phishing emails that trick you i…
November 26, 2019
Defrauding the Elderly: Watch for These Danger Signs
retirement

Defrauding the Elderly: Watch for These Danger Signs

Adult children of seniors need to be alert, because there are some insidious financial scams out there. Here's what they look like, and why they work.
October 24, 2019
Don’t Expect an End to Robocalls
business

Don’t Expect an End to Robocalls

A new pact will reduce but not eliminate incessant phone calls.
October 3, 2019
Retirees, How to Report Fraud and Scams
retirement

Retirees, How to Report Fraud and Scams

File a complaint with the feds, consumer advocates and industry watchdogs if your are victimized by financial scammers. Here's how.
September 4, 2019
Don't Fall for Timeshare Exit Scams
retirement

Don't Fall for Timeshare Exit Scams

Sketchy firms are targeting older timeshare owners with hollow promises to get them out of their contracts for a hefty upfront fee.
September 4, 2019
How to Protect Your Home From Deed Theft
home

How to Protect Your Home From Deed Theft

You don’t need to pay a company to protect you from criminals who put their names on your home title. You can protect yourself for free with these ste…
June 27, 2019
What is My Liability for a Data Breach?
business

What is My Liability for a Data Breach?

If you're a business owner, you have got to be on guard against hackers. Don't just hope for the best, instead, assume the worst.
June 20, 2019
Don't Be Fooled: 5 Steps to Help Avoid Financial Scams
retirement

Don't Be Fooled: 5 Steps to Help Avoid Financial Scams

Some savvy stay-safe tips to help protect yourself and watch out for family members at the same time.
June 14, 2019
10 Things Retirees Should Never Keep in Their Wallets
retirement

10 Things Retirees Should Never Keep in Their Wallets

One of the worst feelings is reaching for your wallet and finding it's not there.
May 15, 2019
Identity Theft: Act Now to Protect Yourself
credit & debt

Identity Theft: Act Now to Protect Yourself

Identity thieves are more skilled at their nefarious craft than ever.
April 15, 2019
New Rules Battle Financial Scams, Elder Abuse
retirement

New Rules Battle Financial Scams, Elder Abuse

One in five older Americans falls prey to financial exploitation each year. Now, banks and financial advisers are stepping up front-line defenses.
April 3, 2019
Thwarting the Robocaller Invasion
retirement

Thwarting the Robocaller Invasion

Consumers have an array of weapons at their disposal in the fight to help keep those infuriating interruptions at bay.
March 29, 2019
Have You Been Duped?
retirement

Have You Been Duped?

Dating singles, consumers and retirement savers alike can see how not to get taken by learning from one woman's mistakes, detailed in the book "Duped:…
March 14, 2019
Banks Battle Elder Fraud
savings

Banks Battle Elder Fraud

Scams targeting seniors are still growing, but safeguards are being built.
March 7, 2019