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Learn About Unlawful Robocalls

It can be frustrating to answer the phone and hear an automated telemarketing message, especially when your phone number is on the national Do Not Call Registry. Learning more about robocalls is the first step to controlling unwanted calls.


Beware of Sweepstakes Scams

The thought of winning millions of dollars is exciting, but beware of common sweepstakes scams, including those that appear on social media.


New Electronic and Mobile Payment Methods

Consumers today often have a variety of options when it comes to paying for products and services – from cash and credit card to mobile wallets and peer-to-peer payment apps. As new methods are developed, it is a good idea to review the features and security of each method. 


Ten Tips for Smart Back-to-School Shopping

With the new school year just around the corner, we’re providing tips for the fall shopping season, including knowing when rain checks may apply, when “free” offers may cost you, and ways to avoid scams.