When was the last time you checked your credit report? Nowadays, checking your credit report is essential in order to verify all outstanding debts and maintain a strong defense against identity theft. Especially with the news announced by Equifax that an additional 2.4 million people were impacted by the 2017 hack that affected 145.5 million…
Finding a check in the mail with your name on it may feel like it’s your lucky day; but think before you take the money and run. Chances are, that check is a sham. Fake check and money order scams take on many different forms, but the core scheme is typically the same. The tactics…
Consumers will be encouraged to vote for their favorite employee-made ornament by commenting on the post with the coordinating ornament number. The winning ticket will win a $100 Visa gift card. Rules: BBB employees cannot participate in the contest, but can share the post on their social media accounts. Contestants can submit one vote….
Thanksgiving weekend marks the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season; Consumer Reports offers advice to help you get the best deals the day after Thanksgiving and all throughout the holiday season. Use these Black Friday shopping tips to help keep frustration – and overspending – to a minimum. Start early. Black Friday has transformed…
Have you spoken to someone claiming to be calling on behalf of Equifax? If you have, chances are you spoke with a scammer looking to steal your personal information.
Getting a private loan will likely require a co-signer for students with little credit history. Anyone can co-sign if they meet the credit requirements, but guaranteeing someone else’s loan comes with risks.
The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about a new government imposter scam where scammers pretend to call from the National Institutes of Health.
When traveling this summer, double check before connecting your laptop, tablet, or smartphone to free Wi-Fi hotspots in public spaces. It may be labeled something non-specific like “Free Public Wi-Fi.”
When you’re away on vacation you tend to think about protecting your home, but you should also do the same for your identity. According to the Federal Trade Commission, travelers tend to do things that make them more vulnerable to identify theft
If you’ve recently patented or trademarked a certain product, you may be a target in a scam looking to trick you into paying unnecessary fees.
The first step to a healthy financial future is to check your credit report. Your credit report not only affects your ability to a get a loan, but could help you avoid identity theft.
Inefficient HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) systems not only cost you money, but can also lead to health and comfort issues for your family. The following safety tips will help you stay cool when the weather heats up: