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Susan Ladika

Susan Ladika is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to CreditCards.com.

Posts by Susan Ladika

Protecting yourself

Beware tax preparer fraud, other ‘dirty dozen’ scams

If you’re rushing to get your tax return in the mail, take care when choosing your tax preparer. If you don’t, you could lose your refund and face fines or jail time if your preparer files a fraudulent return. Tax…
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Protecting yourself

Beware letters claiming quick, easy debt relief

They’re some of the strangest letters I’ve ever received – letters from two unnamed companies claiming they can slash my supposed debt by up to two-thirds. But it’s anyone’s guess who these companies are, and what they really do. Neither…
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Protecting yourself, Research, regulation, industry reports

Luxury vacation offer may be a scam

If you’re hoping for a hot time vacationing at a luxurious tropical resort this summer, you could wind up cooling your heels if you fall for a new travel scam. Fraudsters have been busily calling, faxing and emailing individuals and businesses…
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Protecting yourself

‘Fraudster’s Dictionary’ names the latest cyberscams

Think you’re hip to the latest in scams and fraud? Then maybe it’s time to brush up on your cyberspeak. You’ve probably heard of ransomware, where the bad guys hold your computer hostage. Click on the wrong link and malware…
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New products, Research, regulation, industry reports

San Bernardino shooter took out P2P loan

San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook took out a $28,500 personal loan shortly before he and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened fire at his workplace holiday party, killing 14 and injuring 21 more. The money came from Prosper Marketplace Inc., an…
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