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9 Ways Millennials Can Protect Themselves From Scams


When it comes to scams, millennials are a bulls-eye target for con artists.

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get taken

‘Tis Better to Give, But Don’t Get Taken

Here's how to avoid getting ripped off by fake, incompetent, or crooked charities during the holiday season

Peak season for legitimate charities is also prime time for fund-raising scams.

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Financial Advisor

Looking For A Financial Adviser? Watch For These Red Flags

If you see these signs when looking for a financial adviser, keep a tight grip on your money. And run.

You’re looking for a financial advisor, and you’ve met an impressive candidate. Here are signs…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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before you invest

Before You Invest, 5 Questions To Ask

Protect yourself from financial scams. Here are questions to ask—and get answers for—before considering any investment opportunity

Protecting your finances is often a matter of what you do before you invest in…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Small Business Owners Beware of Billing Scams

3 Scams Targeting Home-Based Entrepreneurs and Online Job Seekers

Here’s how you can avoid them

Here are three opportunity scams targeting home based entrepreneurs that you need to avoid:

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Watch out for Ebola Charity Scams

Don't let your hard-earned cash slip through your fingers

The Federal Trade Commission warns that scammers are ready and waiting to take advantage of…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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New Work-at-Home Scheme Hits NYC

Be cautious about work-from-home jobs scams

If you’re thinking of taking on a work-from-home opportunity, think twice before signing on the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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CFPB and FTC Fight Foreclosure Relief Scammers

The organizations will file lawsuits

The CFPB is pushing for the victims to be compensated.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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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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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Watch Out for Malaysia Airline Scams on Facebook

Don't fall for scammers' tricks

If you see a post in your Facebook feed with a video claiming the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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identity theft

Stop Thieves From Digging Up The Identities of the Dead

How to guard your deceased loved one's identity from modern-day grave robbers.

Last year the identities of almost 2.5 million deceased American were used to fraudulently open…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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be news

Woman Covered Up Aunt’s Death to Live in $287 a Month Apartment

Woman scammed co-op board that dead aunt was alive but couldn't have visitors

Woman scammed co-op board into believing her dead aunt was alive

By Makkada B. Selah

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Stop Scams in Their Tracks

According to the Better Business Bureau, scammers target just about every demographic—single, married, male, female,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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FTC Says NYC-Based Telemarketers Scammed Thousands

The scams targeted the elderly and disabled telling them they would get home-based Internet businesses enabling them to work from home.

The FTC has filed suit against the Tax Club, Inc., claiming they scammed thousands of…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Worthless Effort: 7 Ways to Know Whether a Job Posting is Legit

Take these key factors to search effectively for career opportunities

Learn how to be strategic and effective in your search for new career opportunities.


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Holiday Scams and How to Avoid Them

What the (real!) Better Business Bureau wants you to know about this familiar holiday scam

Money Coach Lynnette Khalfani-Cox warns of the holiday scam the Better Business Bureau wants you…

By Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

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Oil Spill Cleanup Scams

From bogus stocks to fake job opportunities, don�t let con artists get away with your cash

Whenever there’s an opportunity, scammers often find a way to use their dirty little tricks…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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