Scams to Avoid After a Disaster: Contracting and Charity

Scams to Avoid After a Disaster: Contracting and Charity

by Leslie Freeland, September 13, 2017

Among the destroyed homes, injured people, and overall turmoil following a natural disaster, there are people lurking in the rubble just waiting to scam the vulnerable victims. This is never clearer than in the case of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irene. With such devastation, it is tempting to rush into … Continue reading

Stay far, far, far away from (fake) eclipse glasses!

Stay far, far, far away from (fake) eclipse glasses!

by Leslie Freeland, August 18, 2017

Two days away from the big event, and can’t find eclipse glasses? No problem! You have more options than you think. For example, did you know you can use welder’s glass at shade 14? Whatever you do, stay far away from the fake (counterfeit) eclipse glasses! Your eyes will get … Continue reading

Top 4 Car Insurance Scams to Identify and Avoid

Top 4 Car Insurance Scams to Identify and Avoid

by Leslie Freeland, August 11, 2017

Not Everyone Plays by the Rules of the Road! No one wants to fall victim to a car insurance scam. Here are the most common scams and tips on how you can avoid them. 1. The Rear End Scam The law places the blame on the driver that hits another … Continue reading

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

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