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 our top five tips for spotting a scam.

Scam Alert’s Top Five Tips: 

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USA.gov Consumers Beware: 5 Tips to Keep you Scam-Free this Summer

Consumers Beware: 5 Tips to Keep you Scam-Free this Summer

For the majority of Americans who plan to take a vacation, attend a concert, or work on their home or garden this summer, this season comes with its own unique consumer challenges. Here are the top five scams and frauds to be alert for this time of . . . → Read More: USA.gov Consumers Beware: 5 Tips to Keep you Scam-Free this Summer

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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 and will mean a huge difference in your retirement years.

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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 scheme targeting struggling Northern California homeowners. Six websites allegedly used by the suspects to advertise their scheme have . . . → Read More: CA Attorney General Announces Arrests in ‘We Kill Your Mortgage’ Scheme; Seizure of Fraudulent Websites

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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. Meanwhile, the U.S. Justice Department reports that in 2010, 8.6 million families in the U.S. had at . . . → Read More: The Common Characteristics of Phishing: Recognizing the Bait Before You Bite

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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 couple of years. But making sound financial decisions and saving for the future can help you weather financial . . . → Read More: Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012

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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 start of a new year is a great time to take stock of your finances, so the . . . → Read More: Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012

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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 that promise to save their homes and lower their mortgage debt or payments.

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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 helpful to help publicize your activities.

PR Tips to Make Your Celebration a Success

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11 Tips for 2011 for Savers and Investors from the SEC

Attention all savers and investors!

It’s that time of year — the time to ring out the old and ring in the new, to ditch bad habits and replace them with good ones. We can’t guarantee you’ll lose weight, or become a better human being, but we can give you some suggestions to help you whip your . . . → Read More: 11 Tips for 2011 for Savers and Investors from the SEC

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