Fraud

March 13, 2015

How Big is This Year's Average Tax Refund?

In the first 30 days of the tax season, the government processed over 48 million individual income tax returns. Forty million Americans, or 83% of those […]
March 9, 2015

Students Launch 'Debt Strike' Over School Loans

A handful of former students claiming to be “made poor by the business of education” are protesting their student loans by refusing to pay them.  They’re […]
March 5, 2015

ID Theft Is Down Despite Data Breaches

Despite a series of large-scale data breaches over the past two years, identity theft fell for the second consecutive year in a row in the U.S., […]
February 23, 2015

U.S. Banks Supposedly Unscathed by $1B Cyber Heist

No American banks were affected by a worldwide cyber ring that reportedly stole up to $1 billion from banks in 30 countries, U.S. officials and banking […]
February 18, 2015

Worth a Second Glance? It Pays to Double-Check

Remember the last time you picked up fast food, and that nice teenager overcharged you for two adult meals instead of the two kids’ meals you […]
February 12, 2015

What's the Rush? Don't File Your Taxes Too Early

If the IRS owes you a refund, you want to file your taxes immediately, right? Not really. In fact, resist the temptation to file until you’re […]
February 11, 2015

The Dirty Dozen: 2015 Tax Scams

Aggressive phone calls top the Internal Revenue Service’s list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams in 2015. The government is warning taxpayers to be aware — the […]
February 6, 2015

Will Sub-Prime Mortgages Make a Comeback?

The widespread return of the sub-prime mortgage business will be the big event for the mortgage industry in 2015.  This may seem like one of the […]
February 4, 2015

Don't Make These Credit Card Mistakes

Credit cards can be a convenient, safe way to make purchases and build your credit scores. Or they can be an expensive nightmare that could put […]