Financial Cents: Posts About Fraud
When cruising the gram for cute dog pics and great looks, make sure you watch out for stock photos or questionable giveaways—and never give out your personal info or location data.
Posted on: August 09, 2018
These con artists will try and make you fall in love with them online, only to turn around and start asking for money—lots and lots of money.
Posted on: August 01, 2018
While the government does have grant programs aimed at helping people in need, they aren't the kind of thing that you can just apply for directly.
Posted on: July 26, 2018
Scammers love to pose as debt collectors and make threatening phone calls demanding payment for debts that never even existed. Don't let them fool you!
Posted on: July 20, 2018
Whether it's over the phone, online, or through a complex scheme involving fake end-of-life planning, sketchy scammers love to target the elderly.
Posted on: July 17, 2018
Be on the lookout for deals that are too good to be true, demands for excess payment upfront, and scammers straight up "paving" your driveway with black paint.
Posted on: July 13, 2018
Scammers love targeting the elderly and—in case you hadn't heard—Florida is quite a popular destination for retirees.
Posted on: July 06, 2018
Scammers will try to intimidate you and collect on unpaid payday loans that—surprise twist—you never borrowed in the first place!
Posted on: July 02, 2018
Reverse mortgages allow homeowners to unlock the value they've built up in their home, but their utter complexity makes them fertile ground for scammers.
Posted on: June 22, 2018
From the "OG" Ponzi himself through "Count Victor Lustig" (we're pretty sure he was a vampire too) and all-time favorite Bernie Madoff, these are the 12 biggest financial scandals of all time!
Posted on: June 11, 2018