The FTC maintains an extensive and up-to-date resource center on the scams that predatory individuals and companies are trying to pull off every day. Check them out for scam alerts covering:
Managing Your Money
Dealing with Debt
- Recovery Act Energy Home Improvement Loan Scam Alert
- Foreclosure Rescue Scams: Another Potential Stress for Homeowners in Distress
- Rental Listings May Be Red Herrings
Be sure and read our article elsewhere on the site titled, “Beware this Foreclosure Scam” This scam manages to combine both a foreclosure scam with a rental listing scam taking advantage of unwary consumers at their most vulnerable.
Remember if it seems too good to be true, it generally is too good to be true and there’s no such thing as a free lunch (most of the time)!