Many victims of Superstorm Sandy are finding their flood insurance checks are too small to cover their repairs, and advocates put much of the blame on inexperienced adjusters.
Debtors have rights too, and when a debt collector violates them, the FTC will step in -- eventually. But until it does, here's what you need to know to protect yourself.
Bernard Madoff's longtime secretary and four of the Ponzi king's other employees go to trial Tuesday as the government reveals what it found in its probe of the massive fraud.
A retired Social Security judge in West Virginia schemed with a lawyer to improperly award disability benefits to hundreds of applicants, say congressional investigators.
Venture capitalists show no sign of shying away from investing in startups related to bitcoin even as authorities step up their scrutiny of the virtual currency.
Identity theft is a growing threat for everyone, but seniors tend to be victims of the types that are rising fastest: cases involving tax returns and medical care.
Customers of Jennifer Convertibles are complaining that their expensive leather sofas are falling apart -- and that their warranties are essentially useless.
Darryl Layne Woods, the former CEO of a Missouri bank, admitted in court Monday to using TARP bailout funds to purchase a luxury waterfront condo in Florida.
Craigslist has some great deals, but sometimes the price seems a little too low. Here's how to spot and avoid listings for stolen merchandise.
Medical Marijuana is now legal in 20 states, and there are some legitimate ways to invest in it. But there are also some sketchy investment schemes to watch out for.
A Florida man is going to prison after his astrology-based investment scheme bilked investors out of nearly $1 million.
After reports that people were electrocuted while using counterfeit adapters with their iPhones, Apple is offering a trade-in program that discounts the real thing.
Security firms have found vulnerabilities that could let hackers make your TV spy on you, your smartphone betray you, or your toilet flush at someone else's command.
True Link, a new prepaid debit card, lets you keep your elderly relatives from spending all their money on fraudulent charities, scammers or infomercials.
A Southwest sale advertised hundreds of flights with fares under $100. Unfortunately, only a tiny number of seats were available at those prices. Not fair, said the DOT.
There are all sorts of clever ways you can use to save money at businesses' expense, from salad bar 'hacks' to extreme couponing. But do these tricks cross the ethical line?
Federal prosecutors say five men managed to steal 160 million credit card numbers. It's the largest data theft case ever prosecuted in the U.S.
With interest rates bumping along below 1 percent, it's tempting to hire a CD broker to find you a better rate. But going that route comes with some risks.
To create a public service announcement about the threat of identity theft, Belgian banks allegedly hijacked a real person's life. The resulting ad, you've just got to see.
Federal prosecutors want a Venezuelan-American financier to hand over a large tax refund while he awaits sentencing in a massive Connecticut-based fraud scheme.
The identity theft prevention industry has long been defined by its twin bad habits of overpromising and underdelivering. Now, it's working to clean up its act.
A group of hackers and identity thieves illegally obtained log-in credentials for customers of 15 financial firms and payment services, stealing millions, authorities say.
Innovation in consumer products is a good thing, right? But sometimes innovation is too good -- and consumers end up paying the price. Case in point: your laundry detergent.
People are always on the lookout for scams. How exactly do you sell something that is "too good to be true?" Here are 13 things that look like scams but are...
Digital currencies have gained more legitimacy recently, but there are reasons for concern: Witness Tuesday's indictment against Liberty Reserve as a massive criminal scheme.
Law enforcement officials are warning seniors to beware of increasingly common "grandparent scams," in which fraudsters impersonate a grandchild in distress, and...
The financial management industry is rife with opportunities for fraud and theft. If you suspect that your adviser may be scamming you, here are five signs to look for.