Tag Archive | "scam"

What to do if You Can’t Make Your Mortgage Payment

Friday, April 30, 2010

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The Federal Trade Commission has some helpful tips if you feel like you’re on the verge of being unable to make the payments on your home: Know Your Mortgage Do you know what kind of mortgage you have? Do you know whether your payments are going to increase? If you can’t tell by reading the [...]

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Door to Door Magazine Sales Scam on the Rise

Friday, April 23, 2010

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I live in a neighborhood with lots of kids.  When one of them has a fundraiser, they know I’m an easy mark.  Every February I dread the onlsaught of Girl Scouts, well not so much the Girl Scouts, but the cookies they bear. But when it comes to strangers soliciting me, I have a simple [...]

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Scam Artists Prey on Job Seekers

Monday, March 1, 2010

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The scam goes something like this: You respond to a job post on craigslist.  The “employer” decides to advance you some wages, and sends you a check.  But since the check is for more than what you’re going to be paid, he asks you to deposit the check in your bank account, and send him [...]

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Watch Out for Job Scammers

Thursday, February 25, 2010

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Scam Alert! Tax Return Loans

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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Scam Alert! Tax Return Loans

Right about now, millions of people have visions of dollar signs dancing through their heads.  Yup, it’s tax return time.  And the sooner they get their money, the happier they’ll be.  But the California Attorney General is warning taxpayers to avoid high-cost tax-refund-anticipation loans, which force taxpayers to “borrow their own money,” include numerous fees [...]

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