National Consumer Protection Week

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Did you know? March 1 through 7 is National Consumer Protection Week!  This campaign sets out to encourage consumers to take full advantage of their consumer rights and make better-informed purchasing decisions. Check out NCPW.gov as it offers consumers a plethora of tips and information from federal and state government and non-profit partner organizations. The site includes […]

Beware of New Customer Survey Scam

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Customer survey scams have been around for a long time, but they’ve recently morphed into a phishing email that tries to trick you into collecting reward points. How it works: You receive an email with a subject line like “Your Reward Points are Expiring. Claim Now!” or “Your eBalance Points are Expiring Soon!” The email scammers typically […]

Medical ID Theft: A Consistent Problem

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The recent massive Anthem hack has brought medical identity theft to the spotlight. But even before that incident was unearthed, medical identity theft has been one of the most costly, confusing and potentially dangerous types of fraud. Medical identity theft rose 22 percent in 2014, according to a survey published by The Ponemon Institute. It’s […]

Tax Season Brings Plenty of Scams

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Tax season is here. As you file, keep in mind of serious scams looking to steal your money, or even worse, steal your identity. Susan Tompor of Madison.com warns Wisconsinites of fraudsters claiming to be tax preparers who rip off consumers by creating a fake Schedule C, wrongly filing for education tax credits or making […]