Beware of Scams on Facebook Marketplace: Tips to Protect Yourself and Others

Example and Video from a Scammed Mother Shopping for a Television on Facebook Marketplace Watch the video: Avoiding Facebook Marketplace Scams “It Wasn’t Worth it,” said the woman who lost $250 to a scammer on Facebook Marketplace. The seller had a 65 inch smart TV for sale for $250. The buyer got the tip from … Continue reading Beware of Scams on Facebook Marketplace: Tips to Protect Yourself and Others

Facebook Scams Seniors Should Avoid

Senior citizens are frequently targeted and there are new Facebook scams seniors should avoid. There are two Facebook scams seniors should avoid to protect them from becoming victimized by online scammers. There are assumptions scammers make about their victims such as believing they are less experienced with social media and computers. They assume things that … Continue reading Facebook Scams Seniors Should Avoid

New IRS “verify call” scam

New IRS “verify call” scam The IRS recently published a warning on their website about a new scam where criminals use technology to manipulate the phone number on your caller id. When calling, the “verify call” scammer will tell you they are with the IRS and calling from your local Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) office … Continue reading New IRS “verify call” scam

Being prepared to avoid scams and identity thieves

The beginning of November is a real kickoff to the holiday season. Along with the holidays comes identity theft. Is it because we are all so busy that we let our guard down? Is it because the increase in spending means there is more data to hack and grab? In addition to identity theft, scammers … Continue reading Being prepared to avoid scams and identity thieves

Beware of IRS scams in several forms, report the “bad guys!”

Most people born and raised in this country know how the IRS works, and that an IRS agent calling themselves “officer” does not call you on the phone one day and extort a payment under threat of an arrest warrant. Sounds too amazing to be real? Guess again. Just one of the scams the “bad … Continue reading Beware of IRS scams in several forms, report the “bad guys!”

Beware of credit repair scams

Credit repair scams are unfortunately common and it is important to do your homework and research a company who makes claims they can repair and rebuild your credit score and reputation. Many people worry that filing for bankruptcy and taking advantage of the laws to help get a fresh financial start will cripple their credit … Continue reading Beware of credit repair scams

7 situations leading people to take advantage of bankruptcy laws

Despite our best efforts at living responsible lives, paying our bills on time and saving for the future, bad things happen to good people. Instead of being saddled with debts you cannot pay and bill collectors hounding you, consider wiping the slate clear of misfortune and getting the fresh start you need with a Chapter … Continue reading 7 situations leading people to take advantage of bankruptcy laws

Tips we should know about personal loans

Easily we can identify several reasons to borrow money. Most of us are comfortable taking out loans for homes, cars and education because these are expectations for us and they help us further build our credit while we finance our basic needs. Personal loans are different type of loan, and unlike home and car loans, … Continue reading Tips we should know about personal loans