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What To Know About Advance-Fee Loans

Some companies promise you a low-interest loan or credit card, but want a fee first. They’re scams. Learn the warning signs.
Consumer Alert

How to avoid buying fake COVID tests online

Colleen Tressler

The news is filled with images of long lines at in-person COVID testing sites and reports of limited supplies of at-home test kits. It’s not a surprise that, according to the U.S.

Consumer Alert

Not love, actually

Jim Kreidler

Valentine’s Day is this weekend, so over the next three days, we’re talking about romance scams.

Consumer Alert

Scams that start on social media

Bridget Small

Scammers are hiding out on social media, using ads and offers to market their scams, according to people’s reports to the FTC and a new

Consumer Alert

Scammers offer facemasks but don’t deliver

Bridget Small

If there’s a high demand online for health and safety items, like facemasks and paper products, guess what scammers pretend to sell?

Consumer Alert

Avoid crowdfunding scams

Lisa Lake

Crowdfunding is one way to support a project you believe in and get rewards for that support. But the project you’re backing is only as good as the people behind it.