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IRS Warns of Email Tax Scam

If you get an email that appears to be from the IRS claiming that there's a problem with your 2013 tax return, don't respond. It's a scam.

5 Free Tax Resources for Retirees

The IRS has some excellent resources for seniors and retirees, whether you complete your own taxes or delegate that task to someone else.

How to Spot Potential Obamacare Scams

The rollout of the health insurance marketplaces have been riddled with glitches causing a lot of confusions among consumers -- and that's just what scammers want.

Money Scams: How to Spot a Fake Debt Collector

Getting a call from a debt collection agency is bad enough. Getting a call from a phony debt collector trying to scam you out of money you don't owe can be even worse. The scammers are out there: Here's what you need to know to avoid becoming a victim.

The (Welcome) Death of a Stock Salesman

It's the end of an era... or at least of a notable decade. Earlier this month, penny-stock promoter Wall Street News Alert announced it is winding down after a decade-long run. In a widely distributed press release that at times sounded like a eulogy to the dearly departed, WSNA confirmed that it "has left the investor relations business."

4 Smart Steps to Stymie the Scammers and Snoopers

It's easier than ever for con artists to swipe your sensitive financial information -- and then use it to decide if you're a good target for a scam. But the war isn't lost: Consider these easy strategies to protect yourself.

Olympus Sues Former Execs Over Billion-Dollar Fraud

Japanese optics giant Olympus is suing several former executives and its current president, seeking millions of dollars in damages after revelations about a decade-plus scheme that hid $1.7 billion in securities losses from investors.

Beating the House: Rise and Fall of a Casino Con Man

Any fan of the Ocean's Eleven films knows the setup: An inside man handles the cards, and a high roller rakes in the dough. For Phuong Quoc Truong, the big scam wasn't a movie script: For an estimated six years, it was his way of life and a multimillion dollar business.

Scammers, Not Soldiers: Romance Cons on the Rise

Each year, a disturbing number of women fall victim to fraudsters posing as U.S. servicemen. These con artists woo them long-distance for months, then ask for cash. "A couple of years ago we were getting hundreds of calls a year about this scam," says Christopher Grey of the Army Criminal Investigation Command. "Now we get thousands."

Was Kris Humphries Conned By a Financial Scammer?

Kris Humphries may be mourning the death of his brief marriage to Kim Kardashian, but that may not be the only thing he has lost recently. It appears he may have been the victim of financial fraud, losing perhaps several hundred thousand dollars. Let his case be a warning to you: Here's what to watch out for.

Former Beauty Queen Accused of Scamming Thousands

When Juliette Kimoto took to the stage to accept her crown as Mrs. Nevada in 2006, she seemed an obvious fit for the coveted pageant title. What she declined to mention, however, was that she was also engaged in an online operation that would eventually rob tens of thousands of people of $30 million.

How to Avoid Becoming the Victim of Financial Fraud

As financial scams evolve to keep pace with the changing American economy, it is important that consumers educate themselves about common scams. Here are five steps you can take to avoid becoming the victim of financial fraud.

How to Avoid Getting Skimmed By ATM Scammers

It looks like an ordinary cash machine, and you type in your PIN without a second thought. But there's a hidden device recording your ATM card's magnetic strip, and capturing your PIN. Big money is about to vanish from your bank account. Or maybe not: Here's how to prevent skimmers from getting their hands on your data.