Tag Archive: identity theft

Aug 24 2016

Scams That Target Seniors

Scams against seniors come with every imaginable kind of made-up stories and details. For many, the bottom line is: If you have to give someone money (or confidential financial information) to get money, you should beware! Some common scams: Foreign lotteries are notorious for sending seniors announcements and also calling them on the phone to …

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Jul 16 2012

Consumer Alert: Utility bill payment scam

A new identity theft scam that is sweeping the country claims that Americans can get federal financial assistance to help cover the cost of their utility bills. Using in-person solicitations, social media, fliers, phone calls and text messages, scammers are contacting customers and claiming that a new federal program established by the Obama Administration is …

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May 28 2012

Make your vacation security checklist

By Jason Alderman With summer vacation right around the corner, you’re probably busy planning itineraries, shopping for new bathing suits and finishing up work projects. But before you completely check out, take a few minutes to review a few financial safeguards that could save you a ton of grief and money – and protect your …

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Feb 07 2012

Prime season for tax scams

By Greg Abbott Texas Attorney General With the arrival of February, many Texas taxpayers have started receiving W2 forms from their employers and thinking about the upcoming tax season. All taxpayers should be on the lookout for tax scams that seek to steal their money and identities. Tax season can be a particularly active time …

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Dec 21 2011

Credit card stolen?

By Jason Alderman Despite high-profile media attention, the odds of having your credit or debit card number stolen by crooks remains at historically low levels. That said, it’s always good to know what to do in case lightening does strike and someone fraudulently uses your card. Left unchecked, they might try to run up bills, …

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