Money Credit and You© Stop ID Theft, Frauds, and Scams Now

Breaking News

Government Grant Scams Target Businesses Social Media

March 24, 2017

Scammers have several tactics they use, email, online ads and now the rise of social media scams have targeted businesses into government grant scams.  If you own a small business, they’re trying to contact you too because lately scams have been going

Read More

Avoid Sports Ticket Fraud

March 15, 2017

Mystery Shopper Scam

March 13, 2017
More Articles

Charity Scams

Holiday Charity Scams

November 30, 2016

The Better Business Bureau offers tips and advice for consumers to avoid fraudulent practices during the holiday season, more specifically holiday charity scams. Today’s topic: Holiday giving to charities RELATED: Tricky Holiday Scams to Avoid The concern: With the holidays approaching,

Read More

Top 5 Veteran Scams

November 9, 2016
More Articles

Credit

Consumers Lured by Credit Monitoring Scheme

September 28, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission will return nearly $20 million to more than 145,000 consumers across the country who were victimized by One Technologies LP and its two partner companies, in an online scheme that lured consumers with “free” access to their

Read More

Avoid Misleading Car Ads

August 19, 2016
More Articles

Credit Card Scams

Identity Theft Ring Cheated Consumers, Businesses $3.5 million

March 10, 2017

Massive credit card and identity theft ring was busted by cops in Queens, New York. According to authorities the thieves took more than $3.5 million from consumers, banks and retail businesses. The masterminds behind the identity theft and credit card scam

Read More

Gift Card Scam

November 1, 2016
More Articles

Credit Fraud

Largest Consumer Scams of 2016

December 27, 2016

The number one scam of 2016 goes to con artists posing as IRS agents and threatening to fine or arrest consumers over phony tax debts. In fact, this scam came in having roughly one of every four consumer complaint reports to the

Read More

Cyber Monday Scams

November 28, 2016
More Articles

Data Breach

Internet Outage – Amazon Web Services

March 1, 2017

The internet outage on Tuesday affected several Eastern US users with Amazon Web Services at fault for this technical failure dinging thousands of websites. The failure started around 15 minutes to 10 Tuesday (Feb 28) and ran for about four hours.  The

Read More
More Articles

Email Scams

Government Grant Scams Target Businesses Social Media

March 24, 2017

Scammers have several tactics they use, email, online ads and now the rise of social media scams have targeted businesses into government grant scams.  If you own a small business, they’re trying to contact you too because lately scams have been going

Read More

Mystery Shopper Scam

March 13, 2017

Ransomware: Free Porn

February 24, 2017

2017 Top 5 Scams

January 19, 2017

Amazon Scams Continue

January 4, 2017
More Articles

HApproved

2017 Top 5 Scams

January 19, 2017

New year, but the same old scams, however in 2017 expect these types of scams to be on the rise unless you take precautions to protect your money and identity with advice from Heather Wagenhals, Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist.  Here

Read More
More Articles

Identity Theft

Surprising Ways of Stolen Identity

March 21, 2017

Stolen identity has left several individuals with fraudulent charges on their credit cards, medical statements, tax returns and so many other ways that are not well-known, until now as we reveal those surprising ways. RELATED: Hacked Printers Stealing Your Money How does it happen?

Read More

Prevent Kids Cyberbullying

February 22, 2017
More Articles

In the Media

Southwest Facebook Scam

November 10, 2016

When a tempting offer is dressed up with an official logo and endorsements from friends, it’s all too easy to forget the telltale warning signs of a scam. Right now an enticing scam is circulating on Facebook promising travelers a

Read More
More Articles

Investment Fraud

World’s Biggest Banks Fined Money Laundering

March 2, 2017

Regulatory failings from money laundering is a situation several global banks have been apart of, and even paid $321 billion in fines since 2008 for to market manipulation and terrorist financing, according to data from Boston Consulting Group. That tally of

Read More

Top 5 Veteran Scams

November 9, 2016

Hotel Loyalty Points Fraud

October 17, 2016
More Articles

Phone Scams

Papa John’s Texting Lawsuit

March 6, 2017

“Better ingredients, better pizza” was sent too many times to one Papa John’s customer as he is now sending them a message with a texting lawsuit. According to TMZ the customer never signed up for the text messages, however Papa John’s started sending him the

Read More

Ransomware: Free Porn

February 24, 2017

Prize Scams Played

February 24, 2017

Yahoo Customer Service Scam

January 5, 2017
More Articles

Real Estate

Celebrities Behind Hollywood Money Scandals

September 16, 2016

Celebrity financial habits somehow fascinate the everyday folks, from how they choose to spend or save their multi-million dollar fortunes and the legal trouble they find themselves in when the behavior of their bank accounts go awry.   Take Martha

Read More

White-Collar Crime

July 18, 2016

Is Your Landlord a Fraud?

January 14, 2016
More Articles

Real Estate Fraud

Celebrities Behind Hollywood Money Scandals

September 16, 2016

Celebrity financial habits somehow fascinate the everyday folks, from how they choose to spend or save their multi-million dollar fortunes and the legal trouble they find themselves in when the behavior of their bank accounts go awry.   Take Martha

Read More
More Articles

Tax Scams

Avoid Becoming Tax Return Fraud Victim

January 24, 2017

IRS is delaying some refunds this year due to the hike in fraud. So, if you are one of the millions of people filing early and claiming either an earned income tax credit or an additional child tax credit you’re

Read More

2017 Top 5 Scams

January 19, 2017

Prevent 2017 Tax Scams

January 2, 2017

Largest Consumer Scams of 2016

December 27, 2016
More Articles

Wire Fraud

Avoid Sports Ticket Fraud

March 15, 2017

The bracketology is set for college basketball as March Madness is in full court press, unfortunately the fans are the ones playing defense against sports ticket fraud. Representatives from the Better Business Bureau say they see a lot of people

Read More

Funeral Homes Failed Pricing

February 16, 2017

Counterfeit Drugs

February 9, 2017

OfferUp Online Wire Fraud

February 7, 2017
More Articles