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4 Reasons Millennials should choose Credit Unions

Whether learning a language, mastering a sport or gathering gobs of greenbacks, starting young is always a plus. It’s also crucial to get into good habits early, before hard-to-break bad ones are cast in concrete…. (more)

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)

Google isn’t calling you *scam alert*

Google, is that you? Have you gotten a robocall at work, telling you that you have to take action or your Google business listing will be removed? Or maybe even marked as permanently closed? That… (more)

Getting burned by Chili’s data breach

Chili’s customers may soon be singing a new jingle that goes something like this: “I want my data back, data back, data back!” The Tex-Mex fast-food chain known for its baby back ribs, jalapeno poppers,… (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)

Uncle Sam and crypto currency

The taxman is coming for crypto investors,  and coiners are freaking out To say the crypto market is volatile would be an understatement — Bitcoin’s price went from $997 at the beginning of 2017 to… (more)