Category Archives: Scams Alert

Frauds to keep an eye out for this Christmas

So how can you find the rip-offs and, more significantly, safeguard yourself? Phony online stores As the retail rush increases, phony online shops pop up to prey on our desire for a bargain. Often, these websites will be inadequately created, … Continue reading

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Avoiding big store fake products

A brand-new report from the U.S. Federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) states those big names, plus others like eBay and 2 other big sellers, were offering fake products, including some thought to damaging to health. Admittedly, it’s not the direct … Continue reading

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Free Credit Freezes Are Here

Federal Trade Commission, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection Gail Hillebrand, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Associate Director, Division of Consumer Education and Engagement Free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts are here, starting September 21st, thanks to a new federal … Continue reading

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Half bag of chips, were you scammed?

Here’s something you likely have actually never ever become aware of that impacts you practically whenever you do your grocery shopping– slack-fill. If you have actually ever felt short-changed when you purchase an item, just to discover when you open … Continue reading

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Impostor Scams Costing $328 Million a Year

Scammers pretending to be a good friend, relative, police, tax authorities, tech support, or any one of lots of other fake functions are now taking more than $328 million from our pockets every year. Last year alone the FTC took … Continue reading

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