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Tricky Twists on Computer-Repair Scams

Phone scammers who falsely promise to make people’s computers more secure have added some new tricks. In the basic scam,…

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Cloud Hackers: Could They Steal Your Photos, Too?

Few people seem to fully understand "the cloud," yet hundreds of millions of people use it to store their digital…

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Utility Scams Trick Customers

Utility scams are spreading, and they are especially common when severe weather strikes—a time when people might be most vulnerable.…

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Companies Are Diluting Products to Boost Profits

Next time you shop for a whole chicken or boneless chicken breasts in a supermarket meat section, give the ­labels…

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Beware of Fake Companies On Google

If you ever use Google to search for a nearby business, scammers may be targeting you. That’s because it’s easy…

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Don’t Fall for These Scams…

Not long ago, a neighbor of mine was persuaded by a telemarketer to buy $50 worth of vitamins over the…

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Brokerage-Account Scams On the Rise

There’s a rapidly growing danger that could affect your money if it is managed by a broker or financial adviser.…

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Prepaid-Funeral Scams

Some well-meaning people purchase prepaid-funeral contracts so that when they die, their heirs won't have to pay their funeral expenses.…

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Buying Online? Don’t Let Them E-Mail You a Photo

Most of the listings on shopping Web sites such as Craigslist.com include a photo of the item for sale, but…

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A Costly “Free” Medical Device

The phone rings, and a recorded or live person promises to send you a free medical alert device that summons…

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How I Foiled a Pickpocket

My husband and I landed in Rome, jetlagged and luggage-laden, and rushed to catch the high-speed train to Florence. On…

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Medical Scams, Cons and Rip-Offs

Bogus "miracle cures" and quack physicians probably have been around as long as the health-care profession. Con artists prey upon…

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Personal Finance Guru David Bach Protects You from Today’s Most Infuriating Money Rip-Offs

Does it feel like you’re being scammed every time you open your wallet, pay a bill or take a trip?…

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Medical Scams

How greedy doctors and hospitals threaten your well-being Even though the overwhelming majority of physicians are honest and hard-working and…

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Don’t Get Taken By One of These Health Scams

Health-care fraud is big business. Various studies suggest that Medicare alone is bilked out of more than $60 billion a…