Financial Cents: Posts About Fraud

Expert Roundup: 13 Signs You’re Being Scammed

If you get a weird email from a friend or family member asking for money—or worse, asking for your personal financial info—then it's almost certainly a scam.

Posted on: March 27, 2019


How to Handle Debt Collection Scams

Fake debt collectors call people and try to trick them into paying up for expired or even entirely nonexistent "phantom" debts.

Posted on: March 21, 2019


Watch Out for IRS Scams!

Repeat after us: The IRS will never call you demanding money. The IRS will never call you demanding money. The IRS will never call you demanding money ...

Posted on: March 08, 2019


How to Tell if a “Business Opportunity” is Really a Scam

When assessing a potential job or business opportunity to see whether it's a scam, stick to the "Duck Rule." If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck ...

Posted on: March 01, 2019


5 Steps You Can Take to Prevent Identity Theft

Having your identity stolen sucks. Here are some steps you can take to make sure your personal info doesn't end up all over the Dark Web.

Posted on: February 05, 2019


How to Avoid Tax Identity Theft and Other Tax-Related Scams

Since it's Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, we figured this would be the perfect time to help you recognize the signs of a tax-related fraud or scam.

Posted on: January 30, 2019


So Your Identity’s Been Stolen … Now What?

The damage caused by a stolen identity could take years to fix. Here's what you can do to limit that damage as much as possible.

Posted on: January 28, 2019


Should You Freeze Your Credit?

Freezing your credit will mean scammers can't steal your identity and open new accounts in your name. But is it the best way to protect your money?

Posted on: January 09, 2019


Buying a Car Online? Here’s How to Avoid Getting Scammed

Trying to buy a car online will leave you vulnerable to scammers who either want to take your money and run or sell you a car that's in really poor shape.

Posted on: November 28, 2018


So Your Package Got Stolen … Now What?

Packages are really easy to steal, but there are steps you can take to prevent financial losses and to help the cops stop further thefts.

Posted on: November 26, 2018