Be Aware of Coronavirus Scams

Be Aware of Coronavirus Scams

With the novel coronavirus spreading rapidly across our country, most of us are thinking about how to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Add to this the misinformation readily available on the internet and in social media, and we have a ripe opportunity for...
Three Low Tech Actions to Help Prevent Fraud

Three Low Tech Actions to Help Prevent Fraud

Fraud is pervasive. These days we need to be ever attentive to protect our identities and our money. Here are low tech things you can do to help protect yourself from becoming a victim. Write Out the date We frequently abbreviate dates. You don’t want to do this in...
Be Smart About Your Passwords

Be Smart About Your Passwords

Recently, I went online to place a take-out order from a local restaurant. After I selected my dishes, I was prompted to set up an account with a user ID and password. Here it was again: a need to create and keep track of yet another password. There was no avoiding...
Three types of Fraud 2

Three types of Fraud 2

The following article is from the American Association of Daily Money Managers (AADMM) Fraud takes an enormous financial, as well as emotional, toll on victims. It can destroy businesses and ruin financial lives. According to the Insurance Information...
Equifax Breach & Protecting Yourself

Equifax Breach & Protecting Yourself

Note: This is a guest blog originally posted by my colleague Alison Salisbury, President and Founder of Fiscally Fit, Inc. in Los Altos, California.  Between Equifax and the Yahoo breaches, millions of Americans and billions of accounts were exposed. Rather than rant...
Too Good to Be True: The Bill Paying Scam

Too Good to Be True: The Bill Paying Scam

Just as I completed my last blog about protecting yourself against scams, I came across this warning from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC):  The FTC warns con artists are targeting church communities with a bill paying scam. Since assisting clients with bill paying...