Phone Bill Cramming and You

Phone Bill Cramming and You

by Leslie Freeland, September 12, 2018

What is phone bill cramming? Sometimes phone companies add extra fees to your phone bill (cell and landline) for services that you didn’t use or request. This is called phone bill cramming – a scam you may never notice. The extra fees are often quite small, meaning you’ll probably not … Continue reading

Watch Out for the Back-to-School Scam

Watch Out for the Back-to-School Scam

by Leslie Freeland, August 28, 2018

The “Federal Student Tax”: It’s not real. Scammers look for targets throughout the calendar year, but around this time, as students and their families prepare for the beginning of school, the “Federal Student Tax” scam seems to make the rounds. How Do I Know I’m Being Scammed? Let’s be very … Continue reading

Termite Inspection Scams: Don’t Buy The Lie

Termite Inspection Scams: Don’t Buy The Lie

by Leslie Freeland, July 20, 2018

Got bugs? Maybe not! As a homeowner, you are committed to taking good care of your home. Unfortunately, termite inspection scams are real. Because of this, it’s wise to be aware of the tactics scammers will use to take advantage of you. Here are some things to watch out for: … Continue reading

How to Avoid an Oil Change Scam

How to Avoid an Oil Change Scam

by Leslie Freeland, July 19, 2018

Do You Really Need All Those Extra Services? Your little red light is on, and it’s that time again — time to get an oil change. You usually like to go to the shop that’s just a short distance from your home or work, but today, construction is keeping you … Continue reading

Don’t Fall for Escrow Scams

Don’t Fall for Escrow Scams

by Leslie Freeland, July 13, 2018

When the Middleman is a Sham. While escrow has become a popular way to improve trust and transparency online, usually for car or high-ticket jewelry purchases, many fraudulent escrow scams have put a spotlight on this type of service. An escrow transaction occurs when money or other financial assets are … Continue reading

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