Fraud

Scams

The One-Ring Robocall Scam

The scammer rings once, prompting you to call back. How to avoid this costly robocall scam.

Scams

Imposter Scams Are Now the Greatest Fraud Risk

Imposter scams have surged past identity theft to become the most common form of fraud.

Scams

Scammers Lurk in Amazon Marketplace

Scams are on the rise by third-party sellers on Amazon. Here’s how to spot them.

Identity Theft

Hackers Are Not the Biggest Culprit in Health-Care Data Breaches

More than half of security breaches of patient information are caused by internal negligence at healthcare providers.

Fraud

Hidden Danger in Your Car’s Infotainment System

Your own car or a rental car may be storing information about you that can be stolen and used against you.

Fraud

How to Outwit Robocallers

Robocallers are out of control, but here’s how you can defeat them

Scams

Here’s a Big Reason to Be More Wary About Money Lies

Lying about money is the American way, as evidenced by these survey findings.

Fraud

Two New Finra Rules Protect Investors Against Fraud

Two new rules are meant to help your broker identify and block fraud and scams that can drain your assets.

Scams

This New Scam Tricks Taxpayers with Refunds They Can’t Keep

Tax scams involving fraudulent tax refunds aren't new. But this devious new twist can outwit IRS safeguards.

The Advocator

The Surprising Science That Explains How Grandma Got Scammed.

Not too far from our Bottom Line offices, a woman in her late 70s walked into a local bank branch.…

Scams

Scammers Steal Down Payments

Thieves impersonating real-estate title companies are scamming home buyers out of their entire down payments.

Identity Theft

Latest Hacker Target: Cell-Phone Accounts

Hackers are hijacking smartphone numbers as a way to gain control of financial and social media accounts.

Identity Theft

Your Legal Rights in a Massive Data Breach

Can you sue a company that exposes personal information in a massive data breach? Possibly, but don’t expect a windfall even if the suit is successful.

Scams

Beware of these Coin-Collecting Scams!

In this video, Scott Travers, gold and rare coin expert and author, discusses coin-collecting scams and what to be aware of when purchasing from a dealer.

Fraud

Read This Before You Freeze Your Credit

Don’t place security freezes on your credit reports until after you sign up for credit monitoring. Here’s why...