You aren't the only one being scammed! Check out Consumer Jungle's Fraud of the Month. Here, we will post the latest scams circulating the consumer world. To put it simply, read these articles to be a smarter consumer. You never know, they might just help you avoid future scams.

 

Floodwaters caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma engulfed up to 650,000 cars in Texas and Florida during 2017. These damaged cars are finding their way onto used-car lots around the country. Make sure you can spot the signs of a flood-damaged car!

Applying for a new credit card lowers the average age of your available credit which can make it appear that you are in financial need.

Payday loans are designed to look like a quick fix to a financial pinch but have astronomical interest rates.

Equifax - one of America's 3 major credit reporting agencies had a security breach in 2017.

Hackers accessed addresses names and Social Security numbers, which means 143 million Americans had their personal information stolen. Find out if you were exposed.

A loan scammer may contact you using the name of a reputable loan company, but don't be fooled by the promise of a super low interest rate and fast cash. Watch for red flags!

  • Date: 2018-01

    Floodwaters caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma engulfed up to 650,000 cars in Texas and Florida during 2017. These damaged cars are finding their way onto used-car lots around the country. Make sure you can spot the signs of a flood-damaged car!

    Topic(s): Choosing a Vehicle
  • Date: 2017-12

    Applying for a new credit card lowers the average age of your available credit which can make it appear that you are in financial need.

  • Date: 2017-11

    Payday loans are designed to look like a quick fix to a financial pinch but have astronomical interest rates.

  • Date: 2017-10

    Equifax - one of America's 3 major credit reporting agencies had a security breach in 2017.

    Hackers accessed addresses names and Social Security numbers, which means 143 million Americans had their personal information stolen. Find out if you were exposed.

    Topic(s): Identity Theft
  • Date: 2017-09

    A loan scammer may contact you using the name of a reputable loan company, but don't be fooled by the promise of a super low interest rate and fast cash. Watch for red flags!

    Topic(s): Online Safety
  • Date: 2017-07

    Scammers will find out the name and email address of the person who orders office supplies to create a fake invoice. They will send unordered office supplies followed by an invoice with outrageous prices to that person. Beware!

    Topic(s): Job Success
  • Date: 2017-06

    Scam artists prepare to take advantage of us when we go to purchase concert and sports tickets. Protect yourslef from these online fraudsters.

    Topic(s): Online Safety
  • Date: 2017-05

    The inability of many students to repay their student loans is a looming crisis in America. Now an increasing number of student loan borrowers are defaulting on their loans.

  • Date: 2017-02

    Studies have shown that people are three times more likely to respond to spam that is delivered to their smartphone than that which is delivered to their personal computer.

    Topic(s): Cell Phones
  • Date: 2017-01

    Your medical identity is a commodity that can be hijacked and used to falsify insurance claims or to fraudulently acquire government benefits. 

    Topic(s): Identity Theft