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Good Deals on Black Friday, But Cyber Monday Brings a Risk of Financial Fraud

Shopping in person in stores on the day after Thanksgiving, a/k/a “Black Friday,” can yield good deals on a host of holiday gifts. Good deals also are possible on Cyber Monday, the year’s busiest online shopping day, which occurs each year following the Thanksgiving weekend. But Cyber...

Scammers Increasingly Relying on Internet-Enabled Phone Technology to Reach Victims, Consumer Group Says

In more than 36 percent of all consumer complaints in 2013, victims were contacted by phone, the National Consumers League is reporting. This figure is up from approximately 25 percent in 2012. Using Internet calling software, scammers can peddle their schemes from practically anywhere on the globe...

$9.84 Scam Adds Up

There’s a new financial fraud going around that many people will probably not even notice. In fact, the financial fraudsters engaging in this scam seem to be counting on the fact that many consumer do not carefully check their credit card statements. As a result, unexplained charges of $9.84 –...