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Beware Fake Shopping Apps at the Holidays

November 14, 2017

Protect yourself from fake branded shopping apps this holiday with tips from Heather Wagenhals.

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Charity Scams

Cancer Scam Finishes This Father’s Con Artist Streak

July 12, 2017

The latest cancer scam goes to an already accused fraud victim and father (Neil Jackson) when he used his son as bait, pleading to others that his son was either seriously ill or that he had died and cashing in

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Humane Society Scam

April 10, 2017

Holiday Charity Scams

November 30, 2016

Top 5 Veteran Scams

November 9, 2016
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Credit

Breaking News-Equifax Scam on the Rise

September 15, 2017

Unlock Your Wealth Update Featuring Heather Wagenhals The Equifax data breach will likely affect every other American who has established credit. If you weren’t part of the unlucky bunch that had their data distributed by hackers attempting to hold the

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Avoid Misleading Car Ads

August 19, 2016
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Credit Card Scams

Equifax Data Breach-What to Do Next

September 13, 2017

Equifax data breach scammers are in full force. Caution is the word of the day when deciding how to determine if you were compromised and what to do next. If you have ever established credit you may very well be

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Credit Fraud

Breaking News-Equifax Scam on the Rise

September 15, 2017

Unlock Your Wealth Update Featuring Heather Wagenhals The Equifax data breach will likely affect every other American who has established credit. If you weren’t part of the unlucky bunch that had their data distributed by hackers attempting to hold the

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Largest Consumer Scams of 2016

December 27, 2016

Cyber Monday Scams

November 28, 2016
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Data Breach

Breaking News-Equifax Scam on the Rise

September 15, 2017

Unlock Your Wealth Update Featuring Heather Wagenhals The Equifax data breach will likely affect every other American who has established credit. If you weren’t part of the unlucky bunch that had their data distributed by hackers attempting to hold the

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Email Scams

3 Shocking New Cyber Hacking Scams

July 25, 2017

Hackers seem to be at it again as these shocking new cyber hacks reveal the latest scams and how you can avoid becoming the next victim. Recent reports a couple falling prey to a Nigerian online lottery scam after the husband

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2017 Top 5 Scams

January 19, 2017

New year, but the same old scams, however in 2017 expect these types of scams to be on the rise unless you take precautions to protect your money and identity with advice from Heather Wagenhals, Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist.  Here

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Identity Theft

Breaking News-Equifax Scam on the Rise

September 15, 2017

Unlock Your Wealth Update Featuring Heather Wagenhals The Equifax data breach will likely affect every other American who has established credit. If you weren’t part of the unlucky bunch that had their data distributed by hackers attempting to hold the

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In the Media

Home Depot, Menards Face Lawsuits

June 22, 2017

Home Depot and Menards are being accused of deceiving the buyers of four-by-four boards, the big brother to the ubiquitous two-by-four. The alleged deception: Menards and Home Depot market and sell the hefty lumber as four-by-fours without specifying that the boards actually

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Southwest Facebook Scam

November 10, 2016
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Investment Fraud

Fyre Festival Organizer Billy McFarland Faces Fraud Charges

July 5, 2017

The man who was the main organizer of the failed Fyre Festival in the Bahamas earlier this year has been arrested by authorities and charged with wire fraud for allegedly bilking investors in his company, Fyre Media, which promoted the

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Top 5 Veteran Scams

November 9, 2016
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Phone Scams

Breaking News-Equifax Scam on the Rise

September 15, 2017

Unlock Your Wealth Update Featuring Heather Wagenhals The Equifax data breach will likely affect every other American who has established credit. If you weren’t part of the unlucky bunch that had their data distributed by hackers attempting to hold the

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Real Estate

Fraud Lawsuit Against HGTV Fixer Upper Star

April 28, 2017

A million dollar fraud lawsuit has been served to HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” star Chip Gaines, thanks to Gaines’ two partners he brought out. Former co-owners of Magnolia Realty, John L. Lewis and Richard L. Clark, filed a 24-page suit against Gaines, claiming the

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Real Estate Flop Scam

April 24, 2017
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Real Estate Fraud

Fraud Lawsuit Against HGTV Fixer Upper Star

April 28, 2017

A million dollar fraud lawsuit has been served to HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” star Chip Gaines, thanks to Gaines’ two partners he brought out. Former co-owners of Magnolia Realty, John L. Lewis and Richard L. Clark, filed a 24-page suit against Gaines, claiming the

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Real Estate Flop Scam

April 24, 2017
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Tax Scams

McDonald’s Big Mac Refund Scam

April 17, 2017

In Wisconsin a McDonald’s manager has been accused of stealing $3,800 from her employer and now facing a felony theft charge after issuing fake refunds on Big Macs that customers never returned. According to the Greenfield Patch, Mary Ruelle, a manager who worked at a

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2017 Top 5 Scams

January 19, 2017

Prevent 2017 Tax Scams

January 2, 2017
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Wire Fraud

Amazon Delivery Reports Twitter Scam

July 24, 2017

Amazon customers warn others of a new phishing scam that’s targeting anyone who takes to Twitter to complain about delivery issues. Customers and Twitter users who tweeted abut deliveries not coming on time received a tweet from criminals posing as

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