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Work-at-Home Scam Alert From the Postal Service

August 13, 2009 Beth 3

We’ve heard before about work-at-home schemes that coerce job seekers to hand over either personally identifiable information or their hard-earned money.  We’ve posted information here in the past (Feb. 19, 2009, Feb. 13, 2009) and believe this recent information from […]

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BBB Warning on Three Scams Targeting Job Hunters

August 12, 2009 Beth 2

As the unemployment rate rises, so does the threat of scams targeting job seekers. Better Business Bureau warns job hunters to be extremely cautious in their search for work because scammers are out to take advantage of them and make […]

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Scam Alert: Read Here if You Place Classified Ads!

August 5, 2009 Beth 0

The Louisville BBB first tipped us off to this new scheme: as WAVE 3 reported late July, the Kentucky Attorney’s General office say scammers are skimming the [classified] ads looking for victims.   The pitch goes like this: you placed an […]

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Great News for Seniors!

July 31, 2009 Beth 0

We know that marketplace schemes plague our area consumers and that many target our senior population specifically. I have written before about how to avoid being a victim of fraud (December 2008, July 2009) and am happy to report that we’ve […]

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Enough Said About Internet Auction Sites? Not Quite.

July 9, 2009 Beth 0

Sometimes marketplace issues remain in the forefront of consumers minds.  Like the fake check scam, some topics are worth revisiting as more information becomes available.  We’ve written a few times about using internet auction sites. (Visit related posts below.)  And […]

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Think Twice: Credit Card Chargebacks

July 6, 2009 Beth 0

It is no secret that consumers’ relationships with credit card companies have been strained. Since the recent financial crisis called attention to credit card practices and, simultaneously, consumers suffering from economic hardship experience resistance when attempting to pay past-due debt.  […]