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Straight Talk Articles 2013


Straight Talk is a weekly tips column published in the Canton Repository. The articles help local consumers to avoid fraudulent practices.

Weekly Article

December 8, 2013 - Beware of Holiday Scams and Frauds

December 4, 2013 - Advice For Hiring A Snow-Removal Service

November 25, 2013 - Beware of Black Friday Scams

November 10, 2013 - Callers Pose as Police, Sheriff then Seek Fines

November 4, 2013 - Things to Consider when Buying a New Vehicle

October 21, 2013 - Beware of VIN Cloning

October 7, 2013 - Don't "Friend" Fake Minister

September 30, 2013 - Phishing Scam Plagues Netflix

September 23, 2013 - When To Provide Your SS Number

September 16, 2013 - "Home Party" Consultants May Be Targets

September 2, 2013 - Obamacare Scare

August 18, 2013 - Daycare Providers

August 12, 2013 - AEP Shut off

August 11, 2013 - Tips for Stocking up for School

August 5, 2013 - Some Tips About Back-to-School Shopping

July 31, 2013 - Rental Scams

July 22, 2013 - Emergency Scams

July 15, 2013 - Don't Dive Into Pool Project

July 8, 2013 - Reduce Junk Mail, Spam, Unwanted Phone Calls

June 30, 2013 - Protecting Your Home & Identity While on Vacation

June 24, 2013 - Social Security Target of Scam

June 16, 2013 - Online Car-shopping Scam

June 10, 2013 - Watch Out for Scam Texts

June 3, 2013 - Counterfeit Concert Tickets

May 27, 2013 - Don't Fall For Call-Forwarding Scam

May 13, 2013 - Scams Target Military Personnel

May 6, 2013 - Don't Be Scammed by Senior Alert Calls

April 22, 2013 -  Charity Scams in Wake of Marathon Bombing

April 15, 2013 - Stealing the Identity of the Deceased

April 8, 2013 - Beware of "Bluebugging"

April 1, 2013 - Don't Be the April Fool

March 25, 2013 - Don't Let Travel Scam Spoil Your Spring Break

March 18, 2013 - Hang Up on This Phone Scam

March 11, 2013 - Check Cashing Scam Not Your Ticket to Fame

March 4, 2013 - Watch for Red Flags on Coupon Bargains

February 18, 2013 - Seeking Financial Aid for College

February 4, 2013 - Scams Appeal to Seniors' Fears

January 21, 2013 - Who Really is No. 1?

January 14, 2013 - Don't Be Puzzled by Sudoku Scams

January 7, 2013 - Don't Be Bullied Into Magazine Subscriptions