Financial Cents: Posts About Fraud

11 Tips for Protecting Your Data Online

In order to keep your identity and your money safe from scams and fraudsters, you have to protect your personal info online.

Posted on: May 30, 2019


How to Avoid Getting Catfished

The term "catfishing" refers to people who pretend to be someone else online in order to draw in unsuspecting marks, oftentimes to scam them for money.

Posted on: May 29, 2019


10 Scams That Target the Elderly

Don't let yourself or anyone you love get taken in by all the scammers and con artists out there that just love targeting the elderly.

Posted on: May 07, 2019


So You’ve Been Robbed … Now What?

Getting robbed is scary, not to mention costly. Here are some ways that you can back on your feet—and maybe even get some of your stuff back.

Posted on: May 02, 2019


How to Spot Financial Elder Abuse

The elderly are often easy targets for scammers, so here's how you can identify the signs that an elder is being financially abused.

Posted on: May 01, 2019


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