1.5 minutes can save you…a heap of trouble!

by Federal Trade Commission


We’ve all heard the ads saying that 15 minutes can save you 15%. Some ads claim to save you more in even less time. Well, the FTC can save you lots of headaches in about a minute and a half. We recently released new short videos explaining the basics about three topics that affect millions of us: … Continue Reading

Top 12 Scams Happening NOW

by Robert Siciliano


Scamerama is here to stay! Scams are as old as time, and evolve as inventions and technology evolve. Top scams, according to a report on, are as follows: … Continue Reading

A Veteran Returns to an Ambush of a Job Scam

In Honor and sincere Respect of all our Veterans on Memorial Day

by J_Pratt

Honor Vets

Sean had recently separated from the Air Force after ten years of service and was having a very difficult time finding work. He was excited when he finally received a call from a Human Resources representative working for company called Green Line L&W about a job opportunity. … Continue Reading

Tax Return Basics: What You must know!

by Robert Siciliano

Tax Return

Three things in life are guaranteed: death, taxes and tax-related identity theft. Michael Kasper would agree. Someone registered Kasper’s account, requested the document for his 2013 tax return, then filed a 2014 tax return.

The crook used a middleman—an innocent woman who answered his Craigslist ad for a moneymaking opportunity. … Continue Reading

Your top 5 questions about unwanted calls and the National Do Not Call Registry

by Federal Trade Commission

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You signed up for the Do Not Call Registry ages ago, but you’re suddenly getting a bunch of unwanted calls. What can you do? … Continue Reading

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