Tag: fraud

What Is the CVV on a Credit Card?

If you’ve made a purchase online or over the phone, you’re probably familiar with the three sets of credit card numbers you have to hand over. These numbers include the credit card number, the expiration date and the CVV. If … Continue reading →

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February Class-Action Settlements Involve Godiva, Walmart and More

Sometimes, you notice right away if you have been overcharged for an item. If you pick up a box of cereal marked $2.99 and see it listed at $3.22 on your receipt, that error is pretty easy to spot. In other cases, price discrepancies aren’t so obvious, as seen in a new pre-filled propane tank […]

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By: Jeanine Skowronski

If the purported collector calls again, you can ask for written verification of the debt and the amount you owe. They are required to provide this by law and making this request is a good start to pinning down whether or not you are dealing with a legitimate debt collector. If you are dealing with a scammer and you are worried that you handed over sensitive personal information, you may want to put a fraud alert or even a credit freeze on your credit reports. You can find more information here: https://www.credit.com/credit-reports/credit-freeze-legislation/ http://blog.credit.com/2013/10/talking-to-a-debt-collection-scammer-69424/ Thanks, Jeanine Read More

How Does Coronavirus Affect Life Insurance?

Coronavirus hasn’t entirely ended life as we knew it, but it’s certainly caused changes, some of which are likely to be with us for a very long time. For some the coronavirus is literally a matter of life and death, and it raises an important question: how does coronavirus affect life insurance? No one likes […]

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Don’t Get Tricked: Identity Protection Tips You Need

The weather is turning, fall is in the air, and Halloween is around the corner—which means it’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. How can you ensure October is full of treats while not falling for any scammers’ tricks? By arming yourself with these identity protection tips. Every American should understand the basics of identity theft protection…. Read More

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