You may think it’s a family member, friend, neighbor or even a coworker that’s calling you. Sometimes, calls can even seem like it’s coming from a reputable government agency and business. But if you receive calls demanding payment for something – verify your information first! These are some new tactics scammers are using to target
Maybe your last relationship just didn’t work out or you’re just looking for a companion. There are many new online sites, apps, and advertisements providing opportunities to meet a new partner. Even older adults are taking to the Internet to find romance. But beware! These places are also channels where scammers target you – especially
Companies, banks and businesses have firewalls to protect against computer hackers, but unfortunately there are some who can ‘burn’ right through those walls of protection. First Equifax, the oldest credit bureau in the U.S., and now Capital One Financial Corporation, the fifth largest U.S. credit-card issuer. It’s been reported that an employee is accused of
It’s never a dull moment with scammers targeting us, the consumers. It’s become part of a daily routine, receiving some type of phone call from someone trying to gain access to our personal information or to trick us out of our hard-earned monies. So BEWARE: there’s a new aggressive utility scam where the caller is
Home prices may be falling, but mortgage fraud is not. The Sacramento Bee reports that seven people were found guilty in a mortgage fraud scheme targeting the Latino community. When identifiable groups such as religious or ethnic communities, professionals, and the elderly are preyed upon – this is defined as affinity marketing or affinity fraud.
It’s not enough that our military service members have to worry about their family when protecting our country, but some have to worry about their student debt as well – with all that interest accruing! Well, they can breathe a little easier, as with the start of the new year, California has expanded protections for
There’s a new organization aimed at tackling the nation’s student loan debt issues. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s former student loan ombudsman, Seth Frotman, announced on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, that he’s launching and heading the Student Borrower Protection Center. The newly formed group plans to work with organizations across the country addressing student loan
California State Treasurer John Chiang has announced the new CalSavers website will launch next month, November, 2018. With nearly half of middle-income workers in the state at risk of retiring into economic hardship, CalSavers will specifically address this personal savings crisis by providing employers and their employees access to a new retirement savings program, helping