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Category Archives: Too Good To Be True
BBB Investigation: Consumers allege Consumer Financial Freedom takes upfront payment for credit repair services and doesn’t deliver
Consumer Financial Freedom, also known as New Beginnings Credit Repair Solutions, claims on its website http://www.creditrepair4life.org that it will “guarantee a better credit score.” However, consumers have complained to Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the … Continue reading
Beware: the good deal you found online could be a “gray market” item. That’s right, I said gray market. Not black market. Gray market goods refer to legal goods which are sold outside normal distribution channels by companies which may … Continue reading
Of the scams that make my blood boil, payday loan scams are near the top of the list. People who are desperate for cash end up losing what little they already had. Meanwhile the scammers get to live it up on … Continue reading
After commuting to work, visiting friends and family and driving around on the weekend, the gasoline bill can get pretty expensive, especially with the price of gas these days. If only there were a magic substance you that would make your … Continue reading
The Fourth of July means different things to different people. It’s a celebration of our nation’s birth, for one. It’s also a time for fireworks and fun with friends. And last, but not least, it’s a good time to take advantage … Continue reading
When I was younger I was happy to catch a catfish. Happy to eat it too if it was big enough. These days, “catfish” has another meaning: someone who assumes another person’s identity and creates a fake online profile to … Continue reading
The thought of winning a lottery or sweepstakes is pretty exciting. Who couldn’t use a influx of cash in these tough times? Unfortunately, there are a lot of con artists who try to separate you from your hard-earned money with the … Continue reading
Cash strapped? Falling for a card cracking or cell phone credit muling scam will make you even poorer
I remember how it was being a broke college student, digging around under the car seats for enough change to buy a soda or a small bag of chips. If someone had come along offering me “free” money, I’m sure … Continue reading
BBB Investigation: Cash Advance USA and Fast Cash Loan USA leave consumers who sought loans empty-handed
Consumers desperate for cash are sending money through pre-paid cards Two online businesses claiming false Austin, Texas addresses are using bogus loan offers to extract upfront payments from consumers. Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin … Continue reading