Archives for 2017

Can you trust that ad for a dietary supplement?

Lately, my left knee has been cracking, popping, and locking into place. At some point in our lives, most of us will suffer from aches and pains like these. We might think about taking a health or dietary supplement to help whatever is bothering us.   Although some supplements found in pills, powders, and shakes […]

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Honor Society Rewards Credit Card Launch

This is not your typical credit card. With every purchase, account holders will earn 1.5 percent back. These rewards can then be redeemed for cash, gift cards, name-brand merchandise and even travel accommodations. The rewards program also offers a chance for members to support the Honor Society. A portion of every dollar spent will go […]

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Know what lies beneath product promises and offers

Searching online for products to enhance your looks or health will yield tons of results — especially ads. As you look through those results, pay close attention to the product claims and sales offers. Some marketers mislead people about what their product does, who uses it, and how much it’ll cost you. Source: FTC Scam […]

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Holiday shopping tips from the FTC

Calling all shoppers: The holidays are just around the corner. And whether you like to meander through the mall or search for deals online, the FTC has a gift for you — shopping tips to help you watch your wallet, shop wisely, and protect your personal information. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Holiday shopping tips […]

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FTC halts abusive debt collection operation

You have the right to be treated fairly by debt collectors. Under federal law, they can’t use abusive, deceptive or unfair practices to collect from you. But not all debt collectors play by the rules. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed FTC halts abusive debt collection operation

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Avoiding ‘open enrollment’ scams

Open enrollment is here. Whether you’re eligible for Medicare, selecting a plan through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or have private insurance, you have until December 15 to compare plans and make coverage changes. But as you’re keeping an eye out for the best options, also keep an eye out for scammers. Here are a […]

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Honor Society Ribbon Cutting

Pictures from our ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Getting your money back from Western Union

Did you lose money to a scammer who had you pay using Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017? If so, you can now ask for your money back – and you have until February 12, 2018 to file your claim. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Getting your money back from Western […]

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Honoring our veterans

November 11 is Veterans Day. The origins of this annual commemoration reach back nearly 100 years to “Armistice Day,” which marked the end of World War I. Now we call it Veterans Day to honor all who have served. It’s a time to thank veterans for their contributions to our nation. Source: FTC Scam Alert […]

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Are you buying or leasing your pet? (Not joking.)

This is a new one on me — maybe you, too. Pet leasing: apparently, it’s a thing. And there are many people who paid money not knowing they were actually renting their new pets instead of owning them. Here’s how that happens. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Are you buying or leasing your pet? (Not […]

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