Another Wall Street Fleece

Aug 4, 2015 by

Let’s say after cumulative contributions of $25,000 during your working years, in retirement you’ve withdrawn over the last two years all of a brokerage account’s balance—$60,000—to pay retirement living expenses. You’ll have to cough up $35,000 if Madoff-style fraud thenbankrupts the brokerage.

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United Airlines Shakedown?

Jul 24, 2015 by

How would you react to this from a retail cashier: “Oh I’m sorry, but the price marked on the item is not the real price. You have to pay the real price.” Would you suspect a scam?

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Medical Credit Cards

Jul 16, 2015 by

Think your doctor or dentist or vet is doing you a favor by offering a credit card right in her or his office to help you pay for procedures? Guess what I think? 🙂

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Latest Fake Debt Scam

May 5, 2015 by

In this recent scam a company allegedly robo-called millions of consumers with the aim of collecting a fake debt.

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Active Fund Management’s...

Mar 17, 2015 by

A post in which I once again ask the question: Why isn’t the entire actively managed fund industry openly described as a fraud, if not legally then at least ethically?

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2014 Top 10 FTC Complaints

Mar 12, 2015 by

While debt collectors have a lock on the top spot or two on the FTC complaint list, impostor scams are rising fast.

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Brokerage Account Fraud

Mar 10, 2015 by

Here’s a great reason you may not have thought of to do everything you can to protect yourself from online fraud.

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IRS Impostor Scams Rising

Feb 5, 2015 by

As tax season gets into full gear, so do tax scam artists.

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Free Pizza Coupon Malware

Nov 6, 2014 by

This diabolical phishing scam takes advantage of a weakness we nearly all share: Everybody loves pizza—especially FREE pizza!

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Negative Option Marketing

Oct 14, 2014 by

This unfortunately legal practice results in widespread unauthorized recurring credit card charges. Tip: Carefully check your statement!

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