Straight Talk Articles 2017

  
     

Straight Talk is a weekly tips column published in the Canton Repository, Massillon Independent, Times Reporter, The Press News/Alliance Review, The Free Press Standard, Clay County Free Press, Mountain Messenger,  Glenville News,The Herald Dispatch, The Bargain Hunter and The Budget. The articles help local consumers to avoid fraudulent practices. 

Weekly Article:

December 31, 2017 - Beware Of Online Jersey Sales Too Good To Be True

December 24, 2017 - Don't Be Fooled By "Marshals" Calling About Jury Duty

December 17, 2017 - Ads on Social Media Not Always Legitimate

December 10, 2017 - Scammers Using Package Delivery To Fool Victims

December 3, 2017 - Shopping Online? Beware of Fake Tracking Numbers

November 26, 2017 - New Twist on "Emergency" Scam Targets Military Members

November 19, 2017 - Fake Amazon Emails Targeting Consumers

November 12, 2017 - Don'g Get Caught In Pet Lease Scam

November 5, 2017 - Wearable Technology Requires Precautions

October 29, 2017 - Online Pet Scam Might Deliver Scam Rather Than Cuddly Creatures

October 22, 2017 - Scammers Use Familiar-looking Numbers To Fool Victims

October 15, 2017 - Netflix "Tech Support" Might Not Be Legitimate 

October 8, 2017 - Options Exist To Fight "Robocalls"

October 1, 2017 - Beware Scams Related To Equifax Data Breach

September 24, 2017 - Beware Scammers Using Facebook To Contact Victims

September 17, 2017 - Take Steps To Avoid Identity Theft

September 10, 2017 - Know When To Shred, When To Keep Documents

September 3, 2017 - Consumers Can Take Steps To Protect Against Identity Theft

August 27, 2017 - Back Brace Scam Making The Rounds

August 20, 2017 - Scammers Using Guise of Computer Support To Prey on Consumers

August 13, 2017 - Know Your Rights When Debt Collectors Call

August 6, 2017 - BBB Offers Tips To Stop Scam Calls

July 30, 2017 - Looking For a Lost Pet? Beware of 'Finder' Scam

July 23, 2017 - Don't be Fooled By Scams To Lower Energy Bills

July 16, 2017 - Beware Of Free WiFi; It Could Be A Scam

July 9, 2017 - Not All LinkedIn Offers Are Legitimate, BBB Warns

July 2, 2017 - Scammers Using BBB Logo For Phishing Scam 

June 25, 2017 - Scam Letter Seeking Bank Details Claims To Be From FTC

June 18, 2017 - Scammers Mimicking Phone Numbers To Con Those Who Answer

June 11, 2017 - Scammers Target Those Seeking Unclaimed Property

June 4, 2017 - Charitable Scam Targets Those Who Wish To Help Veterans

May 28, 2017 - Scammers Put New Twist on Debt-Collection Scam

May 21, 2017 - Scam Targets Veterans Who Call Phony Phone Line

May 14, 2017 - BBB Tips To Avoid Telemarketing Scams

May 7, 2017 - Student Loan Forgiveness Offers Could Be Scams

April 30, 2017 - Can You Hear Me Scam Takes A New Twist

April 23, 2017 - Private Collection Agencies May Call About IRS Debt

April 16, 2017 - Avoid Identity Theft With SHRED Strategy

April 2, 2017 - Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

March 26, 2017 - Government Grant Money Not Free; It's A Scam 

March 19, 2017 - BBB Warns of Five Most Costly Consumer Scams

March 12, 2017 - Use Caution When Buying Video Game Accounts

February 19, 2017 - Storage Limit Email Warnings Are Phishing Scam

February 12, 2017 - Be Aware of the 'Dirty Dozen' of Tax Scams

February 5, 2017 - Scam Poses as Government Program That Pays Bills

January 22, 2017 - IRS, Debt-Collection Scams Top BBB List of Top 2016 Scams

January 15, 2017 - Businesses Targeted in QuickBooks Scam

January 8, 2017 - BBB Offers Tips To Avoid Scams In The New Year

January 1, 2017 - Be Cautious When Re-selling Unused Gift Cards

 

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