Are lenders seeing the same credit score you see?

A new government report found that the credit score you see might not be the same score lenders are seeing when they pull your credit report. According to a study from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, one out of five consumers is likely to receive a score that is “meaningfully” different from the score used…

Texas lawyer’s name being used fraudulently

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) recently issued a report on a Texas attorney who’s name was being used for fake websites and solicitations. The scammers were using the attorney’s maiden name, former work address and excerpts from her professional bio. This is not the first time an attorney’s name has been used fraudulently…

Five tips for finding a trustworthy tax preparer

The deadline for filing your 2011 tax return is still two months away (April 17), but companies offering tax preparation services have already begun advertising heavily. Completing your tax return early will bring Uncle Sam’s refund check to your bank account sooner, but if you choose the wrong tax professional you could end up paying…

Review Sewer Line Coverage Mailers Carefully

Over the past few weeks, we have received quite a few phone calls from consumers looking for more information about mail solicitations regarding sewer line coverage for their home. The letters are coming from multiple companies reminding them that the area from their home to their property line is their responsibility should the line clog…

Two More Cyber-Scams Stalking Consumers’ Inboxes

This morning, we sent a warning to consumers across the country to be on the lookout for five common social media scams rearing their collective ugly heads. Unfortunately, right on cue, we came across two more cyber-scams today that you need to know about. Fake Twitter Notification: Our senior vice president received an email supposedly…

Know How To Identify Phony Gas-Saving Devices

The Environmental Protection Agency has tested more than 100 gas-saving devices to determine whether their use will result in any significant improvement to fuel economy. Even though a few products were found to save a small amount of gas, the EPA has not identified a single product that significantly improves fuel economy. Additionally, several of…