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Safe and Sound: Where to Keep Important Documents

Tips for storing vital items for quick and easy reference later

Make sure your important documents are safe.

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Visa Announces New Fraud Protection System

The card issuer is aiming to help protect consumers

Newtechnology might protect you at the pump.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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By the Numbers: 10 Most Attractive Cars for Thieves

National Insurance Crime Bureau details top stolen vehicles by state

Pick up trucks top the list for the top stolen car based on a breakdown…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Study: Many Data-Breach Victims Don’t Fight Back

Don't make it easy for fraudsters

Consumers underestimate the likelihood they will become the victim of a security breach.

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How Fake $100 Bills Avoided Detection

Forgeries were so good they were only detected by Fed Reserve

Clever counterfeiters evaded Secret Service for more than a decade. Here’s how.

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FTC Study: Mobile Shopping App Disclosures are Lacking

Is your mobile payment app safe?

The FTC analyzes 121 popular apps used by consumers to conduct mobile payments.

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Better Business Bureau Issues Warning about Online Car Shopping

If a deal is too good to be true, it usually is

Be very careful about purchasing a car online.

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Beware of a New Scam on Facebook

Sneaky tool tricks user into hacking themselves

Make sure to keep a close eye on all of your social media accounts.

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Banking Malware Discovered on Google Play

Mobile banking app attacked

Malware clones a bank’s original app and then uploads it the Google Play store.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Fraud Protection: Stop ATM Skimmers With One Simple Move

The newest generation of skimmers can blend in with ATMs, making it impossible to notice when your card is being scanned by thieves

The latest ATM skimmers steal your card information and PIN without you noticing, but you…

By Patrick Austin

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Vacation Scams to Avoid

Don't get taken for a ride

The promise of a getaway at no cost to you may have hidden charges or…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Fraud: Fake Credit Union Operator Admits Guilt

Indianapolis resident Timothy Coughlin created several fake credit unions in an attempt to get rich…

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15 Banks and Payment Processors Face Fraud Investigation

Justice Department initiates consumer fraud investigation

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The Justice Department is initiating a consumer fraud investigation by the name…

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National Moving Month: Watch Out for Scams

Take heed to these tips to avoid fraudsters

May is National Moving Month, and if you plan to move anytime soon, it’s important…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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4 Ways to Protect Your Credit During Vacation

Don't let a financial bind ruin a good time

Don’t leave home without heeding this advice on protecting your credit while on vacation or…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Identity Theft Listed as Top FTC Consumer Complain in 2013

Fraud and identity theft combined for almost 70% of complaints last year

More than half of the complaints were fraud based

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: COB Fraud

Have you ever been a victim?

Do you know what this is?

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Job Seekers, Beware: 4 Employment Scams to Avoid

Don't let desperation lead you to becoming a victim of fraud

These companies are reportedly taking advantage of a competitive and tough market, so job seekers,…

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Under Medical Supervision

Legal troubles and a bipolar disorder put a strain on the former congressman.

What are your thoughts on this news?

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How to Avoid Getting ‘Catfished’ in Your Career

Be smart and diligent to avoid employment-related fraud

MTV’s “Catfish” showcases the dangers of fraud in online love connections, but you can also…

By Courtney Connley

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The Creepiest Financial Scams of 2012

Better Business Bureau highlights the most popular scams of the past year

Thousands lose money every year by falling victim to these scams.

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In the News: Cornel West and Princeton Part Ways; Tyler Perry Backs Kim Kardashian Casting and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Recovering From Bank Fraud

What to do if your bank account is wiped out

Last October, Patricia Washington’s doctor’s office informed her that her debit card payment for the…

By Leslie E. Royal

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5 Tips for Protecting Your Identity During Job Seeking

Don't make yourself vulnerable to fraud and scams when looking for work

Here are 5 tips on how to protect your identity and avoid scams while looking…

By Siobhan Dixon

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For further reading: 5 Financial Lies that Could Land You in Hot Water The 7 Deadly Sins of Money Management 16 Money Experts Who Want to Make You Rich

7 Money Lessons from the Bible

Who knew the good book contained wisdom for your life and your finances?

The Bible is not only a source of inspiration, comfort, and a guide for living,…

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Is Your Business Ripe for Fraud?

Former FBI investigator offers tips on how to keep your company finances safe

There are simple steps a small business owner can take to reduce his or her…

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Washington Report: Updates From the Capitol

Clyburn calls for investigation of South Carolina candidates

House Majority Whip James Clyburn said Thursday afternoon that he’s calling on both state and…

By Joyce Jones

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Steer Clear of Moving Scams

From hidden fees to damaged belongings, unscrupulous movers can take you for a ride

Whether you’re relocating to another state or moving into your dream home, you should be…

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Beware of Census Scams

Fill out your form, but keep in mind these four tips to keep you and your information safe

It’s that time again. The deadline to submit your census form is drawing near–April 1,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Help! My Dad Has a Credit Card in My Name

What to do when a family member steals your identity

When “Jonathan” was 14-years-old, his Dad opened a few credit cards and acquired a few…

By Renita Burns

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Identity Theft on Campus

Protect your good name from thieves

You can’t prevent identity theft, but you can take precautions. Here are four ways to…

By Brittany Hutson

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Identity Theft on Campus

Protect your good name from thieves

You can’t prevent identity theft, but you can take precautions. Here are four ways to…

By Brittany Hutson

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Identity Protection Programs: How Do They Stack Up?

What to look for when trying to secure your information

You can’t stop identity theft, but you can take measures to protect your personal information.…

By Renita Burns

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Eight Tips to Ward off Employee Theft

Loss prevention measures to reduce your liability

Since the beginning of the recession not only has fraudulent activity increased, but the amount…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Financial Expert Learns Hard, Valuable Lesson After ID Theft

How to rebound after being victim of fraud

“I felt violated and victimized,” Harrine Freeman says of the day her purse was stolen…

By Letita M. Aaron

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Don’t Be Bamboozled

Recession-fueled scams are on the rise. Heres how to avoid financial fraud

Tips for avoiding financial fraud

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Scam Artists Adapt to Economic Crisis

Avoid those who prey on your financial woes

While scams are always a concern of law enforcement, experts are warning that the tough…

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