From the BBB – Top Five Tips for Preventing Scams

Our Top Five Tips for Preventing Scams September 15, 2016 This month, BBB’s Scam Alerts turn five years old. What have we learned over the past half decade? A lot, it turns out. To celebrate the anniversary, we are sharing… Continue Reading

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SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy’s Tips on Avoiding Fraud

Avoiding Fraud Don’t be a fraud victim. A basic understanding of how scam artists work can help you to avoid fraud and protect your hard-earned money. Learning how to invest safely also can assist you in reaching your financial goals… Continue Reading

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CA Attorney General Announces Arrests in ‘We Kill Your Mortgage’ Scheme; Seizure of Fraudulent Websites

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Arrests in ‘We Kill Your Mortgage’ Scheme; Seizure of Fraudulent Websites – Tips for Homeowners Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the arrest of three suspects who have been charged in a mortgage fraud… Continue Reading

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The Common Characteristics of Phishing: Recognizing the Bait Before You Bite

The Common Characteristics of Phishing: Recognizing the Bait Before You Bite Most experienced Internet users believe they can recognize email phishing ploys and probably feel confident that they will not “take the bait” by erroneously clicking on a malicious email.… Continue Reading

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Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012

We published the following list complied by FINRA Investor Education Foundation earlier this year. Original list is available at http://www.finra.org/Investors/ProtectYourself/InvestorAlerts/MoneyManagement/P125281. Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012 Tough economic times have taken a toll on many Americans over the last… Continue Reading

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Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012

Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012 Tough economic times have taken a toll on many Americans over the last couple of years. But making sound financial decisions and saving for the future can help you weather financial storms. The… Continue Reading

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Tips for Avoiding Mortgage Modification Scams

  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,  U.S. Treasury and Special Inspector General issued tips for homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments. Tips for Avoiding Mortgage Modification Scams Homeowners struggling to make their mortgage payments should beware of con artists and scams… Continue Reading

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Credit Union Youth Week – Outreach Tips

The following tips were distributed to Credit Unions to help them with outreach efforts during Credit Union Youth Week by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). For the financial literacy partners that are not credit unions, the tips are also… Continue Reading