"Pet Flipping" Criminals Are Cashing in on Lost Dogs
According to TODAY, criminals are finding lost dogs and using them to turn a profit rather than returning them to their owner.
Looking for a loan or credit card but don't think you'll qualify? Have you been turned down by a bank because of your poor credit history? You may be tempted by ads and websites that guarantee loans or credit cards, regardless of your credit history. Rule number one: Legitimate lenders never "guarantee" or say that you are likely to get a loan or a credit card before you apply, especially if you have bad credit, no credit, or a bankruptcy.
Avoid "Bait and Switch" from a Home Contractor
This past weekend, his column really hit home (pardon the pun): a reader wrote in about being charged for solid-core interior doors but being given hollow-core doors. He also was charged significantly more for the installation than he had been quoted.
"Sliding" Theft on the Rise
While you're fueling up your car, thieves approach the opposite side of your unlocked vehicle and snatch your purse and other belongings before you even turn around.
Furloughed Government Employees Targeted By Government Grant Scam
The Better Business Bureau of Central Georgia & the CSRA is warning government employees that they may be targeted by scammers due to their furlough status. The BBB is hearing from consumers who say that they are receiving calls informing them that because they are a furloughed employee they are entitled to tax free grants of up to $9000. Of course, the grants are nonexistent and the scammers are really after account numbers or advance fees.