Financial Cents: Posts About Fraud

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


Here’s How to Keep Yourself Safe From Mail Scams

Email phishing scams may be all the rage these days, but don't forget that fraudsters can still steal your money (or even your identity) using good old fashioned snail mail.

Posted on: November 14, 2018


How To Avoid Getting Scammed on Craigslist

Craigslist is a great way to find almost anything you could want. Just make sure you watch out for scammers trying to find an easy mark!

Posted on: October 31, 2018


10 Tips to Protect Your Money for Cyber Security Awareness Month

Want to hear something really scary this Halloween season? If you don't keep your information safe online, scammers will be able to steal your identity and drain your bank accounts.

Posted on: October 25, 2018


How to Identify, Avoid, and Report a Government Grant Scam

If you find it hard to believe that the government has decided to give you a bunch of money totally out of the blue, you're halfway home.

Posted on: October 16, 2018


How Can You Tell if a Job Offer is a Scam?

Job offers that sound too good to be true or that require you to put money down up front are probably not legit.

Posted on: October 03, 2018