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Invoice Advertising Scams: Consumer Beware

An old scam seems to be on the rise again: advertisements disguised as “invoices” for products you never bought.  In one case it was an extended warranty for my car.  The mailing had the exact mileage...

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Frankenstorm Sandy’s Next Threat: Storm-Chasing Scam Artists

We’d like to think a natural disaster like Superstorm Sandy brings out the best in people, neighbors helping neighbors, communities working  together for the common good, but, unfortunately, that’s not...

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Yo-Yo Financing: A New Predatory Lending Practice For Consumers To Watch Out For

It’s not often I come across a “new” scam. So when I heard about something called “yo-yo financing,” I was intrigued.  If you ever plan on purchasing a car, you need to know about this scam so that you...

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A Better Title for National Consumer Protection Week: National Consumer...

This week, March 3rd – 9th, is the fifteenth annual National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW).  Yes, it is an important time to spread awareness of common scams and problems that consumers encounter....

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