Archives for July, 2018

Avoiding tech support scams

You’re working on your computer when, suddenly, a message pops up on the screen: “Virus detected! Call now for a free security scan and to repair your device.” That’s a tech support scam. Don’t call, text, or email. Legit tech support companies don’t operate that way.     Source: FTC Scam Alert […]

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FTC looks for revised Used Car Buyers Guides

The FTC’s Used Car Rule says that dealers have to display a Buyers Guide in every used car they have for sale, and give it to buyers after the sale. The FTC recently checked out how dealers are following that rule in 20 cities, visiting 94 dealerships, and inspecting more than 2325 vehicles. Here’s what […]

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Online love asking for money? It’s a scam.

While plenty of successful relationships begin online, scammers also use online dating sites, apps, and chat rooms to trick you into sending them money. These imposters create fake profiles to build online relationships, and eventually convince people to send money in the name of love. Some even make wedding plans before disappearing with the […]

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Take time to enjoy your family and friends over the summer. Never forget the value of #teamwork…

Take time to enjoy your family and friends over the summer. Never forget the value of #teamwork #companionship #friendship or #family. #honorsociety #corevalues (RSS generated with FetchRss) Source: Honor Society Instagram Take time to enjoy your family and friends over the summer. Never forget the value of #teamwork…

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Student loan debt relief customers: Take 2 steps

Do you have student loans? Did you respond to an ad from Ameritech Financial claiming to offer you debt relief? The FTC has sued Ameritech for deceptive practices and just sent letters about the case to thousands of customers. The court hasn’t ruled, but there are steps you can take now to make sure […]

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Don’t let “FREE” cost you

When a company says you can try its product for free, you might think, why not? Here’s why not: You could end up paying a lot of money for that free trial. Scammers often use free trial offers with undisclosed or buried terms to enroll people in costly membership programs. That’s what happened in […]

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Scammers create fake emergencies to get your money

Scammers try to trick you into thinking a loved one is in trouble. They call, text, email, or send messages on social media about a supposed emergency with a family member or friend. They ask you to send money immediately. To make their story seem real, they may claim to be an authority figure, […]

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Getting a vacation rental? Watch out for scams.

With July 4th right around the corner, plenty of us are still running around trying to book a last-minute vacation rental. If that’s you, here’s what you need to know: scammers are ready with fake vacation rental ads. Rental scammers try to get your rental booking and take your money. But, when you show […]

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Final congrats to Class of 2018 graduates! Tag #honorsociety or @honorsociety in your photos and be…

Final congrats to Class of 2018 graduates! Tag #honorsociety or @honorsociety in your photos and be featured on our page! #classof2018 #graduation (RSS generated with FetchRss) Source: Honor Society Museum Instagram Final congrats to Class of 2018 graduates! Tag #honorsociety or @honorsociety in your photos and be…

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