Education

Just popping in to scam you

You’re working on your computer when, suddenly, a message pops up on the screen: “Virus detected! Call now for a free security scan and to repair your device.” That’s a tech support scam. Don’t call,… (more)

Don’t fall for calls of wolf!

“I lost my wallet and ID. I’m stranded — please wire money.” “Your grandson is being held in jail. He needs bail money right away.” Scammers try to trick you into thinking a loved one… (more)

Winner, winner, chicken dinner

No prizes from the FTC Recently, someone showed up at the door of the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) to ask about his prize. He had a mailing saying he’d won $5 million – and the… (more)

Staycation by default

Planning a summer vacation? You may be looking for deals on cheap flights or discounts at hotels and resorts – but some promotions may come with strings attached, and others can be downright scams. Before… (more)

Well(here we go again)s Fargo

In case you missed it, Wells Fargo was recently fined several hundred million dollars by the CFPB for more deceptive behavior. In 2016, you may remember that the financial institution faced big fines for stealing… (more)

The cost of coin

“Find a penny pick it up and all day long you’ll have good luck” We’ve all known since we were kids that pennies were good luck, but they’re not worth much more than luck nowadays…. (more)