Scams & Rip-Offs

  • This free app blocks IRS scam phone calls

      

    If you're looking for a way to protect yourself from fraudulent IRS scam calls that threaten you and demand your financial information and you don't want to spend big...

  • Kroger warns shoppers of fake $60 off coupon

      

    Excited about the "$60 off" Kroger coupon that has been making the rounds on social media? Well, don't go on a shopping spree just yet. Read more: Beware of these fake offers on...

  • Scammers target donors helping Gatlinburg wildfire victims

      

    Scam artists are preying on the kindness of people who are donating to relief efforts for residents affected by wildfires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Read more: How to run a background check on...

  • That store-brand aloe vera may not contain what it promises!

      

    The next time your skin needs some soothing from this beloved green gel, think twice about which product your grab off the shelf. It turns out many common store brands don't contain what...

  • Warning: Do not buy these iPhone chargers

      

    There’s a new warning about counterfeit iPhone chargers after an investigation found that 99% of them failed a basic safety test.  According to the new report from UL, an...

  • Scam alert: Fake iPhone shopping apps

      

    Hundreds of fake iPhone retail apps have started appearing in the Apple App Store just in time for the holiday shopping season. These apps appear to be legitimate retail shopping apps-- but...

  • Warning: This fake Amazon email will steal your information

      

    If you're one of the millions of Americans shopping online this holiday season, you need to be aware of some dangerous scams that are catching people off guard! Unfortunately, the...

  • Warning: The mystery shopper scam is back!

      

    With the holiday shopping season in full swing, people are looking for ways to make a little extra cash for their shopping budget. And unfortunately, scammers are taking advantage of this...

  • Clarkrageous moment: Nike's new $720 self-tying sneaker!

      

    Move over, Marty McFly! The self-lacing sneakers that debuted in the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II finally came to market Dec. 1 — and they can be yours if you have $720 to drop on a...

  • Beware of these fake offers on Facebook that will steal your information

      

    Some type of new Facebook scam surfaces just about every day -- and there's never a shortage of fake deals and discounts out there that are just after your money! These offers...

  • Watch out for this Dollar General scam that is going viral

      

    If you're someone who loves a great deal and saving money, you're probably always on the lookout for coupons. But not all coupons are legit, especially when they show up...

  • Warning: Fake package notification could be dangerous malware

      

    With the holiday season in full swing, there's an old scam you need to be on the lookout for! We've warned in the past about fake package delivery notices being sent via email, and now...

  • Report: 1 million Google accounts hacked by new malware

      

    Check Point Software Technologies today revealed a data breach that's hit an estimated 1 million Google accounts around the world. Nicknamed "Gooligan," this new variant of...

  • How to avoid Cyber Monday traps

      

    This Black Friday, millions of shoppers made the final seconds of a close football game look like a store window filled with clumsy puppies. And when they don’t find what they’re...

  • Warning: Christmas gift exchange scam making the rounds on Facebook

      

    A familiar scam is making the rounds on Facebook, just in time for the holidays. Authorities are warning the site's users about a "secret sister gift exchange" scam. The scheme is...