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The Grandparent Scam

Scammers will call or send messages pretending to be a grandchild begging the grandparent to wire money immediately.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/31/2014

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How To Effectively Deal With Scammers

Here are some guidelines from the FTC when dealing with a possible scammer on the phone. My advice is to just hang up or not even take the call.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/28/2014

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Scam Prevention For The Elderly

Every year thousands of people lose money to telephone scams, from a few dollars to their life savings.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/27/2014

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FTC: T-Mobile Made Millions In Bogus Charges

T-Mobile USA knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, a federal regulator alleged Tuesday.

07/01/2014

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Your Credit Report

The three large reporting companies, TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian, will provide you with an annual free copy of your credit report, but you must ask for it.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/15/2014

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FTC Says ADT Settles Deceptive Reviews Charges

U.S. regulators said Thursday that ADT Corp. paid experts to recommend its home security products on media outlets without disclosing their connection to the company.

03/11/2014

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The Facts About Reverse Mortgages

With reverse mortgages, you borrow against the equity in your home and the money does not have to be paid back until you die or want to move.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/12/2013

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Your Free Credit Report

No one should charge you for your credit report.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–04/17/2013

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How To Avoid Identity Theft

There has been a rebound in identity theft according Javelin Strategy. So how can you protect yourself?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/05/2013

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New Agency Will Begin Policing Debt Collectors

The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will make sure the large firms are not harassing or deceiving consumers into paying a debt and are using accurate data to pursue debts.

12/26/2012

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