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Articles covering common fraud and scams happening in the country. Includes legitimate businesses that can scam you out of money as well.

fraud and scams

equifax settlement

How Does the Equifax Settlement Affect Me?

Unless you’ve been living off-grid like our friend, Lamar, you probably are already aware of the Equifax data breach that transpired in 2017, affecting over 145 million accounts. Hackers infiltrated their systems and had access to personal data which included full names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver license numbers. Fast forward to today, and

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Top frauds of 2018

The Top Frauds of 2018 (and How You Can Avoid Being a Victim)

I regularly receive updates from the FTC as they produce some interesting content and let you know about any new or unusual activity out there in regards to trade/commerce and how some “not-nice” people out there could be looking to take advantage of you. They’ve recently released a report on last year’s fraud activity and

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Network marketing

Why Network Marketing Bothers Me

The couple seems nice enough. They are certainly good looking, fun, confident and personable. Plus, they want to help me change my life (yours too, if you’ll let ‘em). They are out to sell the American dream. Yes, I too can become a millionaire just like them. It’ll be hard work – but, they believe

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Five Ways to Protect Your Debit Card and Identity

In the modern age, it’s easy to be bombarded with frightening advice on what you should or shouldn’t do if you want to protect your identity and your cash. Technology is evolving, and with it, new ways for hackers and scammers to get at your hard-earned cash. But that’s no reason to live in fear.

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