Bank tellers increasingly involved in identity theft

We trust them with our most sensitive information, but law enforcement in New York says more and more of them are involved with identity theft. According to a Good Morning America news article, bank tellers are becoming increasingly involved in identity theft. Cyrus Vance, New York County District Attorney, told GMA that these criminal bank tellers…

What is a scam & how do I spot one?

What is a scam? We’ve all heard someone say they have been scammed or believed someone was trying to scam them. But what does that mean? A scam is defined as a dishonest scheme or fraud. Essentially, someone trying to rip you off by lying to you. So, how do you spot one? It’s easy to…

Protecting your identity

There is a proverb that says a person’s good name is worth more than silver or gold. No one knows that better than identity thieves and they are ready to cash in on yours. In 2015, nearly half a million Americans reported that their identities had been stolen, according to the Federal Trade Commission. It’s…

How your health can become a target for scammers

  “All the money in the world can’t buy you back good health” is a quote by Reba McEntire. But if that is true, then con-artists have not gotten the memo. While your health may not seem like something that can be taken advantage of, the truth is, it can. Take for example the Affordable Care…

Don’t let thieves and scammers crack your bank vault

Your personal financial information, including things like bank account numbers, debit card numbers and PIN numbers, can be some of the most important pieces of information that you need to keep private. Unfortunately, thanks to technology, there are more ways than ever for thieves and scammers to get their hands on this information. Here are…

What you should know before starting a free trial

Let’s face it, the best things in life are free. So trying out a new gadget or vitamin before buying is a no-brainer, right? A free trial can come in handy when you’re trying out a service or using a product that isn’t well known. While these trials can benefit consumers, there are some downfalls that some…

Looking for that large purchase?

Editor’s note: Feb. 22-28 is Military Saves week and your BBB serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and Permian Basin will have daily posts highlighting ways to save money. While these tips are written with military members and their families in mind, these are valuable savings tips for all consumers. So, you’ve had your eye on…

Saving for retirement

Editor’s note: Feb. 22-28 is Military Saves week and your BBB serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and Permian Basin will have daily posts highlighting ways to save money. While these tips are written with military members and their families in mind, these are valuable savings tips for all consumers. Thinking about retirement, especially when you’re…