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  1. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    ~There are so many ways thieves can steal the money on your gift cards! I'm going to be really really really careful now about inspecting the package whenever I buy one. snopes.com: Gift Card Theft ~
  2. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I found this Yahoo article interesting and helpful. I hope you will too! Here: The sneakiest new shopping scams - Yahoo! Shopping Judi
  3. Health and beauty
    "Fraudulent products emerged shortly after swine flu did last spring — about 10 a day, said Alyson Saben, head of a swine flu consumer fraud team formed by the Food and Drug Administration. The pace slowed over the summer as the flu abated, but "it's picked up" in recent weeks, she said. "We are...
  4. General Chat
    Well, it happened to my MIL. Night before last. They posed as my adult son and bilked her out of $6000. First phone call (from my son last night--he's out west) "Mom, what's going on with grandma? She left two messages on my phone about western union and some other stuff. Didn't make any...
  5. News you can use
    10 ways to avoid moving scams Everyone has tales of moving scams. Here are 10 ways to avoid being taken for a ride.
  6. News you can use
    Taxpayer alert! Dirty dozen tax scams Watch out for the 12 tax schemes that could cost you cash and get you in trouble with the IRS.
  7. News you can use
    Don't fall for IRS-related scams Scammers pretend to be from the IRS in fake phone calls and e-mails.
  8. General Chat
    I have some items for sale on our local Craig's list. Well, on 2 seperate items 2 different people emailed me with an interest in the items, only to send another email shortly afterward stating "Sorry, we've already found one" - then sent me a link to click on some site b/c Walmart was...
  9. Supplemental Income, Small Business
    Hi everyone, I am fairly new to this forum but I am hoping you can give me your advice. My in laws gave me a Kirby Vacuum that has never been used. They retail for $1200 and to make extra money to pay off debt I listed the vacuum on craigslist. I have only received one reply to my post. below I...
  10. News you can use
    Avoiding credit repair scams Banks are tightening their purse strings, making it harder to qualify for loans. And now the Better Business Bureau is warning that some companies are using the credit crunch to take advantage of consumers who want to clean up their credit. Here are some top tips on...
  11. News you can use
    Scams that target your retirement The nest egg it took decades to build could be gone in a matter of years if you fall for shady investment plans -- or if your broker doesn't listen to you.
  12. News you can use
    Don?t be duped by fake check scams A colleague brought us a letter he received in the mail at home that included a very real-looking check for $3,860.95. The letter informed him that he?d won $288,000 in a lottery, and that the amount of the check was...
  13. News you can use
    The latest IRS e-mail scams Two e-mail scams purportedly from the IRS recently landed in my ?in? box from baffled friends. Like all e-mail attributed to the IRS, these were phonies. One had an official-looking e-mail address with irs.gov on the end. The subject line...
  14. General Chat
    Seems like these guys are out in droves lately. I hope you all aren't bothered by the reminder, but you can never be too careful. Here's the one's I've gotten in the last WEEK! 1. Very official looking from the ebay Security Center, I can't remember exactly what it said now, but I know those...
  15. Supplemental Income, Small Business
    Thought some of you ladies who sell on Ebay might be interested in this article. http://www.msnbc.com/news/957191.asp?0cl=cR
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