fraud

Gmail scam alert! Fraudsters are always at it, you could be next!

Every minute 19 Americans get their identities stolen. Each year at least 10 million Americans fall victim to identify theft, according to TransUnion. Crooks are always on the prowl, devising clever schemes to steal unsuspecting people’s identity.  The latest scam comes in the form of an email designed to look just like one you’d get […]

Gift card replacement is a real thing
Gift Card Replacement: Is this Real?
It may seem too good to be true but if you lose a gift card and can prove your had it, then most merchants offer gift card replacement free of charge.
Scammers Impersonate Police with Spoofed Caller ID

Scammers have a new disguise just in time for Halloween. Con artists are taking advantage of caller ID spoofing technology to pose as local sheriff’s offices. They are calling residents and demanding they pay nonexistent fines. How the Scam Works: The phone rings. Caller ID says the number is the local sheriff’s office, so you […]

Protect Your Credit Report

  Do you regularly monitor your credit report? I strongly advise you to start doing so if you’re not already. There is no worse feeling then seeing a debt that isn’t yours show up on your credit report. And why in the world would you want to be stuck carrying the weight of someone else’s […]

Celebrate National Consumer Protection Week

  March 4th through 10th is National Consumer Protection Week in the United States.  As a nationwide campaign, federal, state, and local governments come together to encourage consumers to get informed about protecting their finances. Whether its identity theft or financial fraud, the impact scams can have on the safety and security of your financial […]

Billing disputes and interest rates top complaints from cardholders

Consumers complained about issues they’ve had with credit card issuers to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during the three-month period ending in October and the agency divulged these grievances in a report. According to the report, most of the complaints were regarding billing disputes, annual percentage/interest rates, identity theft, fraud and embezzlement. Other complaints included […]

Alarming Study Shows that Some Banks Don’t Do Enough to Safeguard Your Information

In the wake of a hacking attack that exposed some of the personal and financial information for hundreds of thousands of customers at the one of the largest lenders in the U.S., a new study shows that many institutions don’t do enough to protect borrowers from fraudulent credit card debt. The study, conducted by Javelin […]