Wednesday, March 1

FoolProof Top 10 Scams: Beware of the Red-Lipped Batfish Trick!

You're pretty "foolproof," right? You don't fall for those obvious scams that make you look and feel like a fool, do you?

When you look at FoolProof's "Top 10" list of scams, some of them seem too irrational for anyone to fall for, but they do. These scams are on our list because young people often fall victim to them, no matter how silly or irrational they seem.

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Why Give to Charities?

Charitable giving: Why it may be a good for you to do (and how to do it safely).

Did you know that helping other people is actually good for you? Charitable people are usually happier than uncharitable people, and that's a scientific fact.

Helping others is linked to:

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Flipping Money Scams on Social Networks!

As if the lack of privacy on social networks isn't bad enough, there is something else that may be worse. You could lose lots of money if you are caught in a "money-flipping" scam.

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How to Protect Yourself from Scam Emails, Letters and Phone Calls

Remember scam emails? They would offer you a big commission if you let a total stranger in a foreign country deposit ten million dollars in your bank account for a few weeks! Or, they told you that you won the lottery and they'd like to deposit a big check into your account, and all you have to do is wire back the taxes!

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Scammers & Checking Accounts

Fake check scams are targeting your wallet. Learn the warning signs and avoid the traps.

Getting burned by counterfeit checks is something that happens to your local merchants or to other consumers, but not to you or your friends and neighbors, right?

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Scams...Scams...Scambusters!

There are millions of scams out there. They arrive by many avenues...the web, mail, phone, text messages and even in person. They rip you off, steal your money, hurt your credit and cause major irritation. And they are aimed at all of us...any age.

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The Latest Phishing Scams Are Scary

Have you received messages like these?

Ever download an app? If you get a text message the next day saying, "There's a security problem with the app you downloaded," would you read it? Would you click the link in the text?

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What Would You Do with This Phone Call?

You answer the phone, and there's this nice lady on the phone.

She says she works for Greenpeace and asks if you would like to make a donation to save the whales that are being killed in the Norwegian Sea.

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Pyramid Schemes: A Scam to Watch Out For

Get this scenario: you, a college student who has discovered the luxury of 10 Ramen Noodle cups for only a buck, are approached by a young man dressed-for-success at the local JCrew.

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FoolProof Education

FoolProof Education is a highly interactive, self-grading group of online lessons called "Modules." The Modules teach consumers of all ages about money, financial responsibility and the realities of the free enterprise system.

High School, College & Home School Curriculum

Closely aligned to the Common Core standards and state personal financial literacy requirements.

Educate Yourself, a Friend or Family Member

Choose from a wide variety of topics. Start and stop and continue at anytime.