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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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Top Scams to Watch Out For

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Like old stories of the ‘boogieman’, con-artists and scammers are waiting and watching for someone to attack. It may seem like it would be obvious if someone is trying to scam you, but today these scams have become very sophisticated

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