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Twitter Thursday: Preventing Fraud During Holiday Shopping

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Each week we participate in a Twitter Chat hosted by Experian to discuss important financial topics. This week’s topic: Smart Ways to Protect Your Identity This Holiday Season. We offer our tips to avoid fraud, scams and identity theft while holiday

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Posted in Being Frugal, Budgeting, Credit, Identity theft, Overspending, Scams

How To Avoid Loan Modification Scams

There are many types of scams out there. And unfortunately, scam artists tend to target people that are already having financial troubles. Here’s a flashback Friday post to remind you to be cautious about where you get mortgage help. Homeowners face

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Posted in Foreclosure, Housing, Scams

How to Minimize the Potential for Identity Theft

Identity theft can literally happen to anyone. From children and teens to adults and seniors, no one is 100% protected from being scammed. However, there are ways that you can minimize the possibility of being a victim of identity theft.

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What you need to know about IRS debt collection

The IRS has changed its policy about collecting income tax debt. It will now employ private debt collection firms to collect that debt…and the worry is how many scammers might enter this space and impersonate those collectors. Consumer Action provides helpful information about

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Posted in Scams, Taxes

It’s National Consumer Protection Week 2017!

Since it’s National Consumer Protection Week, we’re flashing back to Katie’s post from last year about how to protect yourself from scams. I was walking out of the grocery store the other day, my daughter at my side, and my

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