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Travel Smart
By: Amy
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Travel Smart

It's a fact”people travel.  They travel for business, they travel for pleasure.  Many travelers, especially those conducting business afar, need to stay connected and that need is being met via Wi-...

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A Basic How-to on Avoiding Scams
By: Amy

A Basic How-to on Avoiding Scams

It's National Consumer Protection week and therefore it's time to make sure you're up to date about what you can do to prevent being a scam victim.  Herb Weisbaum from Read More

Travel Scam #3
By: Alanna

Travel Scam #3

Fake Airport Limo Service There are a number of variations on this scam, which starts when you're approached by a "limo driver" who claims he just dropped off passengers and wou...

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Don’t Be Fooled By IRS Emails
By: Sara

Don’t Be Fooled By IRS Emails

Over the last year or so, people have been receiving phony emails from the IRS saying they have unclaimed tax refunds waiting for them. For most people, filing taxes is a confusing and tedious pro...

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Exposing the Secrets of Mystery Shopper Scams
By: Sara

Exposing the Secrets of Mystery Shopper Scams

Most mystery shopping or secret shopping is a type of employment fraud that preys on the gullible or desperate whose burning desire is to secure lucrative work that blinds them from seeing the scam...

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Travel scam #2: The Coin Scam
By: Alanna

Travel scam #2: The Coin Scam

A "derelict" approaches you while you're on your cell phone and shows you a mounted collection of "rare coins." The mounted display also includes a name and phone number and the offer of an award i...

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Scam Alert
By: Alanna

Scam Alert

Scam artists are using the Red Cross' name to take advantage of military families. According to the press release on the Read More

Beware Puppy Buyers!
By: Alanna

Beware Puppy Buyers!

Both the AKC and the BBB have recently received a number of reports from consumers throughout the nation who have lost money after responding to online or newspaper classified advertising. Commonly...

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