These “truly evil” charity scams follow every storm. Don’t get taken by them

If 2017 was a record year for national disasters, then it was a disastrous year for charity scams.

It’s difficult to estimate the size of these swindles. The site Charity Navigator says total giving to charitable organizations hit $390 billion in 2016, an increase of 2.7 percent. A separate UK study estimates that charity fraud amounted to $3.1 billion in 2017. Read more “These “truly evil” charity scams follow every storm. Don’t get taken by them”

Scam alert! In this hyperactive hurricane season, the worst may not be over

Harvey. Irma. Maria.

In a hyperactive hurricane season, the mere mention of these storms evokes fear, dread — and regret. Read more “Scam alert! In this hyperactive hurricane season, the worst may not be over”

The truth about third-party booking “scams”? Maybe hotels can’t handle the truth

I don’t know anyone who’s been scammed by a third-party hotel site. But I should have known better than to admit it — and in the Washington Post, no less. Read more “The truth about third-party booking “scams”? Maybe hotels can’t handle the truth”

It may be a scam if …

Kathy Wymore wants to know if she’s being scammed. Read more “It may be a scam if …”