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Scam artists target hopeful immigrants

Dec 25, 2013
While the possibility of immigration reform raises hope for undocumented immigrants, it has also created a business for scammers who tell clients they can help them get green cards, when they really can’t.
Posted In: Immigration, scams, immigration reform

Google algorithm inadvertently takes down ring of Chinese car thieves

Jul 25, 2013
Machines are becoming alarmingly intelligent, smart enough to root out crime.
Posted In: Google, China, scams, spam

10 biggest frauds consumers fall for and your scam stories

Apr 26, 2013
Millions of Americans fall for the same common scams every day. Have you been a victim of one of these cons? Learn how to keep your cash safe by listening to the expert wisdom of those who have lost money to shifty schemers.
Posted In: scams, fraud

'Hi, this is Rachel' -- Avoiding robocall scams

Apr 26, 2013
Ever picked up the phone and heard a woman on the other end with information about your credit card who sounded totally legit? Here is some advice on how to avoid being conned by these calls.
Posted In: robocalls, scams

Beware tribal payday loans

Apr 26, 2013
High interest payday loans are seen by critics as a fast track to endless cycles of debt for borrowers -- and there's a new breed of payday loan to watch out for.
Posted In: payday loans, scams

Staying smart and safe in a world full of scams

Apr 26, 2013
Los Angeles Times consumer columnist offers sage advice on how to avoid fraud in all forms.
Posted In: scams

The most memorable movie scam artists of all time

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.
Posted In: scams, movies

Don't fall prey to the 'foreign lottery' scam

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.
Posted In: scams, AARP, Postal Service

Why aging boomers are more prone to scams

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?
Posted In: Senior moment, senior citizens, scams

Con artists take advantage of vacant homes in limbo

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.
Posted In: Housing, rent, scams, foreclosures

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