Archives for October, 2015

It would be so wise!

I know what you’re thinking. It’s barely Halloween and the Christmas decorations are up. You’re worried because you don’t have a lot of cash or don’t want to run up a lot of debt. The good news is that some sellers offer layaway to help you spread your payments out. You start paying early and […]

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Oct
29

FREE resources for educators

Are you a teacher looking for online safety resources to share with your students? You’re in luck. The FTC offers FREE resources on topics including cyberbullying, using public Wi-Fi safely, advertising literacy, downloading apps, protecting personal information online, and much more. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed FREE resources for educators

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When dead debt comes back to life

With Halloween almost here, we’ve got a question for you — are your zombie-fighting skills up to snuff? We’re not talking about fighting just any zombie — this time your undead enemy is zombie debt. Zombie debt is debt you think is dead, gone, and forgotten, but has somehow come back to life. Here are […]

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Oct
27

Copycat scammers and the visa lottery

Each year, the U.S. State Department holds a Diversity Visa (DV) lottery and millions of people from eligible countries enter their names. They hope to win a chance to apply for a U.S. visa and become legal permanent residents. The State Department runs the only legitimate site for the lottery: www.dvlottery.state.gov, and there’s no fee […]

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Don't forget the debt

When a loved one passes away, the last thing on your mind is hassling with debt collectors. But you may have the job of managing the deceased’s assets – and you could find yourself handling an estate that includes outstanding debts. Keep these considerations in mind. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Don't forget the debt

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Oct
22

Regalia, Honor Cords, Stoles & Medallions

Graduating is the culmination of hard work, determination and intelligence. Celebrating that success is an important centuries old tradition that reinforces the value and efforts of the studies undertaken. HonorSociety.org active members are recognized by their signature honor society regalia at graduation. If you are a member of HonorSociety.org and are graduating soon, please head […]

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Oct
22

Defining Leadership

Mike Moradian, HonorSociety.org’s Executive Director , discusses  leadership with members on the society’s 2015 Washington D.C. member trip. Mike quotes John Quincy Adam’s saying that “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  

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Gamers: Avoid the phishing hook

Did you ever get an email that seemed legit, but it asked you to click a link or give up some personal information? Well, if you play massive multiplayer online games, be warned: phishers are looking for ways to get those emails into your inbox. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Gamers: Avoid the phishing hook

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Take notice: How your credit history can affect your monthly bill

When you apply for things like cable or satellite TV, mobile phone service, or internet service, the company might review your credit report. They can use the information in your credit report to give you less favorable terms, meaning they can charge you more for the service than someone with a better credit history. That’s […]

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Fake kidnappers cause genuine loss

Phone scammers spend their days making trouble. They waste our time, tie up our phone lines and harass us with ugly language. Some do much, much worse. The FTC has heard from people who got calls from scammers saying, “I’ve kidnapped your relative,” and naming a brother, sister, child or parent. “Send ransom immediately by […]

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