This last weekend was the premiere of the documentary film Last Will and Embezzlement, a chilling account of how the senior population in this country is being vampirized.
The process of making sure you don't leave your data lying around carelessly starts when you spend the first dollar of your allowance and develops as you become a gainfully-employed, taxpaying citizen.
Seniors tend to rely more on the assets they've accumulated, as they may no longer be earning a steady income. Combined with being intellectually vulnerable, this makes them attractive prey for would-be scammers.
As we continue to see high rates of unemployment, foreclosures, and bankruptcies; a lot of people that are in financial restraints fall victim to these types of scams. Unfortunately, once you fall prey to this there's really nothing anyone can do. Here are some tips to protect yourself.
Auto insurance scams are some of the most prevalent in the insurance industry, allowing fraudsters to easily obtain policies and take advantage of the "he said, she said" nature of auto accidents.
These scammers are like loneliness relief valves. In a way, they provide a different perspective by making baseless promises that they never intend to fulfill. In the end, victims end up emptying their bank accounts.
When national media outlets give such a large platform to hucksters who make false promises and beguile the public, they are as much to blame for the public deception as the fake psychics themselves.
When you run across these so-called "bargains" online it's the perfect time to repeat to yourself that old saying, "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is."
The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year - for scam artists. The average American household will spend about $1,700 on gifts, but not all of it will go to legitimate businesses.
This year 40% of consumers will have their information misused. Given the just as staggering figures for online crimes against businesses, what are companies supposed to do?
There are only a few things you can count on in the world: death, taxes and Wall Street scams. Here are five of the biggest Wall Street scams of all time.
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