June 2017

Why spam robocalls are increasing and what’s being done about it

Robots and computers aren’t just taking people’s jobs, they’re also calling everybody and leaving messages about sweet business loan opportunities that you have been chosen for. Recently, these annoying spam calls have been on the rise, leaving people increasingly frustrated.

FTC Gets Court to Halt Phony Payday Loan Broker

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court has halted a Tampa, Florida-based operation that promised to help consumers get payday loans.

10 Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud

Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine new technology with old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. Here are some practical tips to help you stay a step ahead.

10 Golden Rules to Avoid Getting Scammed

Have you ever bought a product based on a powerful testimonial, only to find that it did not in any way measure up to the hype? Or grab a low-interest credit card offer only to find the rate quickly soars to ridiculous heights? Or get something for free that really wasn’t free — like an awesome deal on lodging that turns into a high-pressure sales pitch for a timeshare?