People are reporting a new twist on a banking imposter scam targeting the military. In this latest con, imposters call servicemembers and pretend to be from or working with DFAS (for us civilians, that’s the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, a Department of Defense agency that handles getting pay to … <Read More>
Fraud affects every community, and it’s not unusual for scammers to run their scam in the language you speak at home. Now, the FTC has information in a dozen languages to help you spot and avoid those scams at ftc.gov/languages. You’ll find info in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and … <Read More>
Nobody knows how long it’ll take to recover from the destruction Hurricane Ian left behind. But we do know it won’t be long before scammers start trying to cash in on the deadly storm. Whether you’re getting back on your feet or looking for ways to help people in areas … <Read More>
Bike Smart: The Official Guide to Cycling in New York City is a helpful handbook with information on making your cycling trip safer and easier, including tips on using newer bike facilities such as protected lanes and bike boxes, and basic tips for locking your bicycle. NYC DOT distributes up … <Read More>
Scammers may demand payment by wire transfers, gift cards, and cryptocurrency — methods that transfer funds quickly and anonymously. During Older Americans Month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission are partnering together to help older adults and their families and friends know what to do if … <Read More>
During Financial Literacy Month, we’ve focused on steps to protect your money by spotting and avoiding scams. But here’s another important way to help protect your wallet: regularly check your credit reports. For more information, click here.
April is National Cannabis Awareness Month, an opportunity to shed light and educate on this growing topic. Marijuana– which can also be called cannabis, weed, pot, or dope— is the most commonly used federally illegal drug in the United States, with an estimated 48.2 million people using it in 2019.… <Read More>
Let’s say you learn that an identity thief took out credit in your name, pretending to be you. To straighten it out, you might want to get records about the identity theft from the company where it happened. The law gives you that right — in fact, it’s Section 609(e) … <Read More>
“As the weather is becoming much nicer, we tend to get a breath of fresh air. However, vaping will only give you a breath of stress air”. From The Office of Security And Life Safety. For more information. Visit the truth.com here.