Garage Sale Scams for Buyers to Avoid and 3 Fun Tips

Garage Sale Scams for Buyers to Avoid and 3 Fun Tips

by Leslie Freeland, July 7, 2017

Early Saturday mornings, cash in hand, and sign sighting – all hallmarks of a perfect garage sale day. Garage sales, also known as yard sales, are a staple of summer. But, as much fun as it is to rummage through boxes of old collectables, there are safety tips to keep … Continue reading

BBB Scam Tracker: Learn It, Use It, Love It

BBB Scam Tracker: Learn It, Use It, Love It

by Leslie Freeland, June 27, 2017

The Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker gives you a direct and easy way to report suspicious or potentially illegal businesses and offers. This service from the BBB offers a simple process to keep yourself protected. By using the Scam Tracker, you can help keep others from falling for a scam. … Continue reading

Pay-to-Play Job Scams | Asurea Scam Report

Pay-to-Play Job Scams | Asurea Scam Report

by Leslie Freeland, June 15, 2017

Don’t Pay to Play. Stay far, far, far away from these types of scams. Pay-to-play job scams involve a candidate being asked to make a payment before accepting a job. No matter what form the request takes, this is almost always a scam. It’s easy to avoid these scams if … Continue reading

FraudFeed by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud: Podcasts

FraudFeed by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud: Podcasts

by Leslie Freeland, June 8, 2017

Information and Advice to Protect Yourself From Scams. The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud offers you a series of podcasts through their FraudFeed to keep you informed on everything insurance-scam related. They tell you how to identify an insurance fraud and protect yourself. Bad Apple Agents In a particular podcast, Bad … Continue reading

What Is Ransomware?

What Is Ransomware?

by Leslie Freeland, June 2, 2017

A Threat to Your Modern Day Life. Ransomware is a blackmail scam, using harmful software (‘malware’) that: Blocks you from accessing your computer files Threatens to delete your data And even threatens to publish your private information …unless you pay the ‘kidnappers’ behind the virus. Ransomware is where your computer … Continue reading

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