What GDPR means for a business and a consumer

You have probably noticed a bunch of emails in your inbox from several social media companies that say they’re updating their privacy policy. But what is it all about? This change stems from the European Union’s new law that protects data privacy. What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation is a law that gives European Union…

What is whaling scam?

Most people have heard or know what a phishing scam is; the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. But have you heard of a whaling scam? A whaling scam is a targeted attempt to steal sensitive…

Don’t strike out with fake baseball tickets this season

Baseball season is officially in full swing! But before you spend your hard earned cashed to see your favorite team, BBB advises you to be on alert for ticket scams. There are hundreds of game day tickets listed on classifieds websites, which seems great to those making a last-minute decision to see a ballgame. However,…

Don’t forget to check your credit report

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…

Don’t Bank On It: Fake Check Scams Making the Rounds

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…

Black Friday Shopping Tips

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…

Is Equifax Calling?

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.

Weigh the options before co-signing a student loan

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.

Beware of “Free Wi-Fi” scams

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.”