Financial Cents: Posts About Fraud

How to Avoid Getting Insta-Scammed on Instagram

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


Dating App Dangers: 7 Tips to Avoid Getting Scammed by a Fake Romance

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


If You Have Bad Credit, There Aren’t “Grants” That Can Help You

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


Don’t Let Fake Debt Collectors Scam You Out of Money You Don’t Owe

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


Beware These Scams That Target Seniors

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


4 Common Home Contractor Scams and How to Avoid Them

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


What’s Up With Scams in Florida?

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


How to Protect Yourself from Payday Loan Call Scams

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: How They Work and How to Shop For One Safely

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


The 12 Worst Financial Scandals In History

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