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Targeting Seniors

This week is National Consumer Protection Week and today we offer some strategies to some of the most targeted consumers: seniors. Senior citizens are the most targeted and exploited by scammers each year. Annually there is an average loss of $500-$1000 per

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Posted in Elderly, Retirement, Scams

How to Fight Back Against Phone Scammers

It’s National Consumer Protection Week and today we’re offering some strategies to fight back against phone scammers. Have you ever received a phone call from someone who is trying to sell you something or that you won a trip to

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Posted in DOs and DON'Ts, How to Guides, Identity theft, Scams

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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Protecting your children from identity theft

Even though you think it’s never going to happen to you, identity theft can happen to anyone – including your children. That’s a scary thought, but luckily you can take steps to prevent it. Here’s Shannon’s flashback Friday post with great

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Posted in How to Guides, Identity theft, Kids
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