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  • Free trial offers
    Free trial offers

    The Federal Trade Commission and the Better Business Bureau have issued warnings about fraudulent "free trial offers" for various products. The offers request credit/ debit card information, but claim ...

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  • Never, ever pay in gift cards
    Never, ever pay in gift cards

    There are an increasing number of scams in which someone calls the victim and demands immediate payment on some pretext, to be made in gift cards purchased at Best Buy, Walmart, etc. The victim is ...

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  • Beware of deferred interest promotions on credit cards
    Beware of deferred interest promotions on credit cards

    Holiday shoppers need to be aware of the dangers of deferred interest promotions on private brand credit cards. These promotions entice consumers with promises such as “no interest for 12 months” or ...

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  • Warning re peer to peer (P2P) payment applications
    Warning re peer to peer (P2P) payment applications

    Be careful using peer to peer payment applications such as CashApp, Venmo, and Zelle. They do not have the same legal protections against fraudulent transactions and failure to provide goods and ...

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  • Mediators and arbitrators do not call people to collect debts
    Mediators and arbitrators do not call people to collect debts

    Q. I had a "mediation" place i call me and said I did not pay a payday loan 10 years ago. I do not remember the loan. When I asked for some papers to prove that I owed the money the "mediator" said he ...

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  • Save Phone Messages and Letters from Debt Collectors
    Save Phone Messages and Letters from Debt Collectors

    Here is a great article on why you should save all phone messages from debt collectors. We also recommend saving all correspondence to and from the debt collectors, including envelopes you receive, ...

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