Avoid Rental Property Scams

May 30, 2012 Jackie 1

The Indiana Attorney General’s office recently warned consumers that scammers are using free classified websites to lure consumers looking for an apartment or landlords looking for tenants. Consumers send emails to the “owner” of a house or apartment; the “owner” […]

FTC, MySpace, and your PII

May 16, 2012 Jackie 0

The FTC announced on May 8, 2012 that the social networking service MySpace has agreed to settle FTC charges that it misrepresented its protection of users’ PII (personally identifiable information).  Here is what the FTC alleges was going on: In […]

Get Rich Quick?—Not So Fast!

May 9, 2012 Jackie 0

Make $150 an hour!  Solve puzzles & earn money! Start a Home Business with 5-Figure Potential!  Yes, the offers are everywhere promising you an easy way to make lots of money.  Unfortunately, instead of making money, consumers end up losing […]

Make Someone’s Day – Send a Compliment!

May 2, 2012 Jackie 0

We’ve talked about this topic before, but it is worth repeating. Most of our readers know that the BBB is a place where they can file a complaint against a business.  We receive several calls a day from consumers inquiring […]

Designer Dress or Knockoff?

April 25, 2012 Jackie 0

Prom season is upon us and for those of you looking for that one-of-a-kind designer dress, the Better Business Bureau urges caution.  That perfect dress may be a counterfeit! Teens ordering their prom dresses online have been victimized by counterfeit […]

Global Payments Security Breach

April 4, 2012 Jackie 0

Global Payments Inc., one of the largest processors of credit card transactions, announced on Friday, March 30, that card data from an estimated 1.5 million accounts had been exposed.  The breach occurred sometime between January 21 and February 25, and […]

Political Robocalls

March 28, 2012 Jackie 0

With the political season now in full swing, have you noticed you’re getting an increasing number of political phone calls?  Well, the Indiana Attorney General announced good news for Hoosiers.  According to a March 23, 2012 press release, the Indiana […]

Facebook and Your Social Security Number

March 21, 2012 Jackie 1

Think you’re safe posting basic information about yourself on Facebook, MySpace, or other social networking sites?  Guess again. 8.5% of the social security numbers of people born since 1989 can be successfully guessed by computer programs using information from your […]