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

For recognizing a scam

Mar 30, 2012
A Big Y supermarket clerk helps a Connecticut woman from falling victim to a scam.
Posted In: scams, big y

Where'd Nigeria get so many princes anyway?

Mar 23, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice takes AT&T to court over yet another Nigerian scam.
Posted In: Nigeria, scams

Can the Constitution handle modern technology's issues?

Dec 28, 2011
Legal issues loom over privacy and what a person actually is.
Posted In: Supreme Court, privacy, Google, Facebook, scams, spam

New scam targets new Apple owners

Dec 27, 2011
Look out! Proper grammar!
Posted In: apple, scams, spam, phishing

Buy here, pay here? - Beware!

Dec 23, 2011
If you've ever passed a used car sale and seen phrases such as "No Credit, No Problem," chances are it's offering on-the-spot financing. And it could well be a scam.
Posted In: Auto, car loans, scams, investment

Facebook may get extremely yucky a lot more often in the future

Nov 18, 2011
A new type of scam fills Facebook feeds with images of porn, gore and violence.
Posted In: Facebook, scams, spam, hoax

Self-directed IRAs: Caveat Emptor

Oct 27, 2011
I've noticed an increase in pitches from folks promoting the financial benefits of self-directed IRAs. It's an IRA held by a trustee or custodian...
Posted In: retirement savings, scams

Con artists at work

Aug 24, 2011
The North American Securities Administrators Association has come out with its annual list of infamy: The favorite financial products and financial...
Posted In: scams