Lindsay Foster Thomas
Apr 24, 2013 Con artists are weasels for sure, but some of them have captured our hearts as movie characters throughout the years. Here are a few of our favorites. Hold on to your wallets and click through our slideshow.
Mar 22, 2013 Older Americans are being targeted by con artists abroad. The victims are told they are winners of a "foreign lottery" and that they only have to pay taxes and fees to claim their jackpots. But, the scam is costing people more than money.
Mar 22, 2013 It seems like con artists are dreaming up new scams every week -- and often seniors fall prey to the trickery. But why?
Mar 22, 2013 Payday lenders circumvented state laws by moving online, and in the process big banks became enablers (and potentially profited) from payday lending. Now Chase is making changes to protect its customers from payday lenders. Will other banks follow?
Mar 8, 2013 Last week on Marketplace, a payday loan lender defended his industry, saying as long as customers did the math, he wasn't doing anything wrong. Commentator Helaine Olen begs to differ.
Feb 21, 2013 A payday lender from Kansas City, Missouri, says his business is fair, just do the math.
Feb 20, 2013 New Pew report finds that payday borrowers feel both relief -- and that they are being taken advantage of.
Rowan Moore Gerety
Feb 15, 2013 More than 5 million homes have been lost to foreclosure since 2006. That's a lot of real estate, and con artists are determined to put it to good use.
Nov 9, 2012 Critics of payday lending say the industry is ripe for abuse and should be tightly controlled. Commentator Tom Lehman says the practice can actually be helpful, for individuals and the financial system as a whole.