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Seasonal Scams to Avoid Through the Holidays

Posted by August on Dec 8, 2023 8:01:31 AM

The holidays are always one of the busiest times of year for me. I typically get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and wait until the very last minute to get everything done. By the time I get around to buying gifts for loved ones and giving to holiday charities, I'm in a total rush.

Last-minute shoppers like me are a dream for holiday scammers. The Grinch isn't the only one trying to steal this Christmas, so check out the BALANCE blog below for a few tips and tricks to avoid seasonal scams during the holidays.

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Topics: Identity Protection & Security, Seasonal

Slam the Door on these Home Warranty Scams

Posted by August on Jul 13, 2023 10:31:21 AM

It's been three years to the week since I purchased my first home. With buying a house came the responsibility of so many things I had never had to think about while renting. I was now responsible for maintenance or repairs, lawn care, pest control, taxes, insurance, etc.

With any new purchases, there is typically some type of warranty, and for me, with new construction, I had a one-year window on many of the different systems within my home. My contractor and I became great friends over the year because I called him with a million questions and issues with anything warranty-related.

As I was nearing that one-year mark, I began to worry about what I would do and what it might cost to fix things after my year. Fortunately, I stayed alert and was able to avoid any extended warranty scams, where people tried taking advantage of that worried feeling. Check out the blog post below with some of the tips I used to avoid falling victim to warranty scams:

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Topics: Real Estate & Home Buying, Home Loans, Identity Protection & Security

Stop These Scams Cold in Their Tracks: Part Two

Posted by August on Jan 23, 2023 12:27:36 PM

Scams are a constant concern in the world we live in today. With methods of consumer spending and financial management ever-changing, scammers have created more ways than imaginable to try to scam innocent people. In this two-part blog series, we'll go over a few of the most common scams that you should avoid. Click here to visit our fraud prevention resources page, where you can get additional information on how to protect yourself from scammers. 

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Topics: Personal Finance, Identity Protection & Security

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