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Avoid Scams When You Travel

You may get a call, a text message, or a flyer in the mail. Or maybe you'll see an online ad promising free or low-cost vacations. Scammers and dishonest companies are often behind these offers. You
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Nanny and Caregiver Job Scams

If you’re looking for a job as a babysitter, nanny, or other kind of caregiver, you might have searched online or used a website that matches you up with potential employers. Scammers also use these
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How To Evaluate Online Reviews

Online reviews might help you decide what to buy or what company to hire. You should be able to trust that these reviews reflect the honest opinions of people who actually used a product or service
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How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams

Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal and financial information. But there are several ways to protect yourself. How To Recognize Phishing How To Protect
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Mortgage Relief Scams

Scammers promise to make changes to your mortgage loan or take other steps to save your home, but they don’t deliver. Never pay a company upfront for promises to help you get relief on paying your
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Use Two-factor Authentication to Protect Your Accounts

There probably isn’t a day that goes by without you logging in to at least one account — maybe you check your email, post to your social media, pay bills, send money to your friends and family, or buy
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How To Report Suspicious Online Reviews

Whether you’re a consumer or a business owner, here’s how to report suspicious online reviews across some popular websites. And be sure to tell the FTC: ReportFraud.ftc.gov. Amazon Facebook Google
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How To Spot, Avoid, and Report Tech Support Scams

Tech support scammers want you to believe you have a serious problem with your computer, like a virus. They want you to pay for tech support services you don't need, to fix a problem that doesn’t
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Reverse Mortgages

Reverse mortgages are a way for older homeowners to borrow money based on the equity in your home. Here’s what to know about the potential risks, how reverse mortgages work, and how to get the best
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When a Company Declines Your Credit or Debit Card

Your card may be declined for a number of reasons: the card has expired; you’re over your credit limit; the card issuer sees suspicious activity that could be a sign of fraud; or a hotel, rental car
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What to Know Before Selling Your Disability Payments

Do you have a legal settlement related to your disability that gives you regular payments? If you need more money in a hurry, you might consider working with a company that offers to give you quick
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When a Business Offer or Coaching Program Is a Scam

If you’ve ever thought about starting an online business, being your own boss, or earning a living from investing, you’re not alone. But many people looking for ways to earn money are finding scams
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Modeling Scams

Could you really be a model or actor? Or maybe it’s your kids who have the right look? You might be flattered — and interested — if a talent scout says you’ve got a future in the business. But you
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Buying a Used Car From a Dealer

Whether you’re 16 or 60, buying a used car can be an exciting experience. But it can also be a big financial commitment, with some industry reports estimating that the average price of a used car is
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Your Rights When Paying Your Mortgage

Dealing with your mortgage can feel confusing and frustrating. But you have rights when it comes to making your payments and how your servicer manages your account. What Is a Mortgage Servicer? How To
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What to Know About Romance Scams

Millions of people use online dating apps or social networking sites to meet someone. But instead of finding romance, many find a scammer trying to trick them into sending money. Read about the
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Gift Card Scams

Someone might ask you to pay for something by putting money on a gift card, like a Google Play or iTunes card, and then giving them the numbers on the back of the card. If they ask you to do this