Archives for April, 2016

Apr
29
Apr
28

Jobs ads really a scheme to sell your info

You’re job hunting online and see a job ad for a well-known company. It’s on a site that says it pre-screens people for big employers, like banks, government agencies, and multinational companies. You apply and get a message asking you to schedule an interview. Not so fast. The “interview” is really a call designed to […]

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Apr
27

Eat, drink and be wary

Looking for a good time and good eats at a good price? Getting a deal on a food festival or other event is terrific. But don’t let scammers leave a bad taste in your mouth by taking a big bite out of your money — and giving you nothing in return. Source: FTC Scam Alert […]

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Apr
26

FTC and NCUA Twitter Chat for Financial Literacy Month

To celebrate Financial Literacy Month, the FTC will be a guest on a live Twitter chat hosted by the National Credit Union Administration. NCUA is a federal agency that works to raise consumer awareness and increase access to credit union services. NCUA and the FTC will share tips about saving, borrowing money, managing credit, and […]

By FTC | Scam Alert
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Apr
25

Reentering society with consumer savvy

This is National Reentry Week, a time to recognize the work government agencies and others do to address the challenges facing formerly incarcerated people. Consumer knowledge helps with successful reentry, giving people the tools to better manage their finances, make informed buying decisions, and avoid scams. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Reentering society with consumer […]

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Apr
22