How to Deter Package Thieves

How to Deter Package Thieves

by Leslie Freeland, November 8, 2018

Porch Pirates No More! With the holiday season coming soon, many people will be getting more packages than normal delivered to their homes. But with more deliveries come more package thieves (AKA “porch pirates”), people who swipe parcels that don’t belong to them to either use or resell the contents. … Continue reading

Avoid Becoming a Victim at a Time of Loss: Obituary Thieves

Avoid Becoming a Victim at a Time of Loss: Obituary Thieves

by Leslie Freeland, October 24, 2018

Burglars Who Scout Out Targets from Obituary Notices. People who prey on the innocent with scams and robberies are despicable. But there are no words to describe the actions of people who prey on others during a time of loss. Some thieves are willing to stoop to the lowest levels … Continue reading

Overpayment Scams Can Affect Anyone, Even Local Services

Overpayment Scams Can Affect Anyone, Even Local Services

by Leslie Freeland, October 18, 2018

Overpayment scams might be here to stay – but you can protect yourself. By now, many people have heard about this common scam. In a nutshell, it works like this: someone sends you too much money and asks you to return the extra amount and keep what you were supposed … Continue reading

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

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