In recent weeks, Madigan’s office has seen a rise in consumer complaints about the bogus collection calls. Most of the consumers report they have taken out payday loans in the past, usually from an online lender, but paid off the loans long ago. In at least one instance, the consumer reportedly filled out an online payday loan application but never completed the process.
According online security site Krebs on Security, phishing scams are on the rise. Readers wrote in to the site, reporting that they’d been targeted by automated phone calls warning them of fraudulent activity on their credit cards or bank accounts asking them to call in to a number and verify their credit card numbers. If […]
Beware of holiday scams, especially if you are paying for your purchase with a credit or debit card. CHECK YOUR RECEIPTS BEFORE LEAVING THE CASHIER’S STATION! Especially during this very busy and stressful time before the holidays! It happened at large discount store chain a month ago. Someone made a purchase, over $150, and glanced at […]