Financial Cents: Posts About Fraud

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

How to Fight Back Against Bad Loans

What do you do if a lender has been taking advantage of you? Don't admit defeat. Here are some actions you can take against predatory lenders today.

Posted on: June 04, 2018

5 “Free Money” Scams to Avoid

Who doesn’t want “FREE MONEY”? Well, here’s the thing about free money: there is no such thing. Here are 5 “free money” scams you’ll want to avoid and some real-life actions you can take to right your financial ship today.

Posted on: May 29, 2018

Loan Scams: 6 Warning Signs You Need to Know

Guaranteed approval, fee-based help for your federal student loans, and upfront payment should all set off alarm bells.

Posted on: May 18, 2018

Watch Out for Change-of-Address Identity Theft Scams!

Your mail contains a lot of sensitive info, and identity thieves can easily forward it to their own address.

Posted on: April 18, 2018

10 Common Scams: How They Work and How to Avoid Them

From advance fee schemes to reverse mortgage scams and telemarketing fraud—keep yourself safe from these common cons!

Posted on: April 12, 2018

Multi-Level Marketing Scams: How a MLM “Job” Could End Up Costing You Thousands

Companies like Mary Kay, LuLaRoe and Herbalife are making money off the backs of their employees. Don't believe the hype.

Posted on: March 01, 2018

6 Costly Holiday Scams and How to Avoid Them

Phishing scams, fake websites, and even fraudulent letters to Santa all have a way of turning holiday cheer into holiday blues.

Posted on: November 18, 2017

3 Identity Theft Warning Signs and Tips to Protect Your Identity

When you look at your bank statement, you may recognize your daily coffee purchase, utility bill payments, a recent ride share or two. But what about those mysterious online purchases from overseas or vendors you've never heard of? That could be a sure sign you've been hacked. Here's what to look for and how to guard your money against digital thieves!

Posted on: July 19, 2017