Financial Cents: Posts About Fraud

Never Trust and Always Verify: How to Avoid Getting Scammed Over Email

A scammer can make their emails look like they're from your boss, a trusted retailer, or your best friend. Here's how to stop them from stealing your identity.

Posted on: September 20, 2018

How to Avoid AirBnB Scams

If there is a way to connect with strangers on the internet, you can be sure that scammers and other unsavory folk are using it to commit all kinds of fraud.

Posted on: September 05, 2018

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