NEWS

Nov 8 2017

Got a charge for $ on your credit card? Beware – CBS News #gas #credit #cards

#credit card charges # Got a charge for $9.84 on your credit card? Beware Kathy Kristof MoneyWatch Nov 20, 2014 3:13 PM EST Wondering if your credit card number could be in the hands of a crook? Look for a charge for $9.84. Earlier this year, the Better Business Bureau issued a fraud alert about a raft of consumer complaints all reporting the same niggling charge. The business levying this fee may purport to provide “customer support,” or it may simply identify itself as any one of a number of different websites. The fraud, uncovered by a former Washington Post …

Nov 5 2017

Paulo Travels and Jabbar Travels – Beware of private travels like Paulo Travels and Jabbar Travels, Review 10108 #las #vegas #travel

#jabbar travels # Beware of private travels like Paulo Travels and Jabbar Travels I am writing about the REAL INCIDENT that happened with me and 35 other passengers who were CHEATED by the Private Travel called Paulo Tours and Travels. I had gone to Goa with my friends during the long weekend (28th Apr 07 to 1st May 07). We had planned our journey very well. For ongoing journey we took KF flight. While returning we thought we will take a Volvo and book from Bangalore itself as we may not get tickets being long holiday. So we did our …

Oct 4 2017

Beware ‘Toxic Logbook Loans – Covered mag, presented by #cash #loans

#log book loan # Beware ‘toxic’ logbook loans It’s a rainy morning in the south-east of England. A 34-year-old mother leaves home for her job at Gatwick Airport in her car, as usual. Suddenly, a tow-truck driver blocks her path. The driver gets out of the truck and approaches the car. He reaches through the woman’s window to take her keys. He drives the car away, leaving the mother standing in the rain with no time to gather her possessions. The woman eventually pays through the nose to get the car back. But when she does, it’s been badly damaged. …

Sep 30 2017

Car-loan refinance can save money; beware cash-out #government #debt #consolidation #loans

#car loan refinance # Car-loan refinance can save money; beware cash-out Most people know you can refinance a mortgage. Fewer know you can also refinance a car loan. As with home loans, refinancing an auto loan can save you money or put you at risk, depending on how and why you do it. If you are struggling to make payments, you might be able to lower them by refinancing your existing balance into a longer-term loan. But unless you dramatically reduce your rate, you will pay more interest in the long run. If you want to raise cash by tapping …

Aug 20 2017

Beware of Insurance Fraud #student #car #insurance

#insurance hotline # Beware of Insurance Fraud Jan 2014 Insurance fraud can happen in any line of insurance, including auto, homeowners, health, life, workers compensation and medical malpractice. Companies selling fraudulent insurance operate through direct mail solicitations, newspaper or magazine advertisements, notices posted in public places such as telephone poles, over the internet or by unsolicited fax. Avoid Being a Victim of Insurance Fraud Before You Buy Review all documentation carefully. Never buy coverage over the phone without first requesting and reviewing all written documentation. Legitimate health plans will always clearly disclose their name, address and telephone number on all …

Aug 17 2017

Beware of vacation rental property fraud: Roseman #car #rental.com

#condo rental # Beware of vacation rental property fraud: Roseman HomeAway, a site that links homeowners with renters, leaves client on his own after he falls for online fraud. Ron Quan lost $4,860 (U.S.) to fraud after booking a vacation rental property at the HomeAway website last July. That’s about $6,000 in Canadian dollars. His story shows how to protect yourself from criminals who hack into a homeowner’s emails — and why you should not just rely on the limited protection offered by this large online marketplace. HomeAway, which was acquired by Expedia this month for $3.9 billion (U.S.), also …

Aug 10 2017

Rent-to-own a home: Beware the risks #rental #furniture

#rent own homes # Rent-to-own a home: Beware the risks Rent-to-own home ownership is one way to get into the real estate market. But it can be risky and expensive. Last year. as I was buying my first home in Vancouver, I came across a handful of listings offering rent-to-own or lease options on homes. These deals as exactly as they sound a homeowner rents to a tenant and the tenant has an option to buy the home for a predetermined price at the end of the lease. On the surface, it seems like a mutually beneficial agreement for both …

Aug 4 2017

Beware of Car Title Loans #car #payment #estimator

#car title loans # Beware of Car Title Loans 1 of 3 Voters in Montana recently approved a measure to limit car title loans to 36 percent interest, from the previous level of up to 400 percent. The decision was a victory for consumer-rights advocates, who believe these loans trap borrowers in a cycle of debt that is difficult to escape. Nevertheless, the Internet continues to be rife with ads for these loans, which are available in 19 states . Here’s what consumers need to know before they offer up their titles for quick cash. In car title loans, borrowers …

Jul 23 2017

Buyer beware: online car sales scams #wholesale #cars

#online car sales # Buyer beware: online car sales scams Heard lately about the killer deal on a repossessed car. Chances are it’s too good to be true. Scammers have been busy creating websites that appear to be run by established car dealerships offering repossessed cars at rock-bottom prices, but it’s only a scam to make unwary consumers part with their money, the Better Business Bureau says. In the most recent scenario, the scammers use the name, location and other pertinent data from established car dealerships to convince shoppers that the deals offered are legitimate. Buyers are then instructed to …

Jul 10 2017

Help with student loan debt? Buyer beware! #compare #home #loan #rates

#help with student loan debt # Help with student loan debt? Buyer beware! email comment ( ) Jonathan Gibby / for NBC News Commencement at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign school of business on May 11, 2013. Many students are turning to companies that advertise to help with loan debts, although often the help is available for free from federal programs. Nearly 7 million Americans have fallen behind on their student loans, and millions more are barely able to make their payments each month. A new industry has sprung up that offers to help deal with such debt, and …

May 22 2017

Loan Scams: Beware that offer that – regardless of credit history – you ll be approved! #payment #calculator

#loan.com # Loan Scams Is that loan offer for real? Maybe not! Find out below! Have you received an email or postal letter offering you a debt consolidation loan, student loan, mortgage, small business loans or a great credit card rate? It is probably a scam. The offer and their websites may look real, except they will quickly ask you for personal financial information, social security number, bank account numbers, in addition to your name, address, phone numbers, etc. Also see these examples of loan scam emails: How do loan scams work? The scammer sends you an email or letter, …

Apr 27 2017

Car-loan refinance can save money; beware cash-out #payday #loans #direct #lender

#car loan refinance # Car-loan refinance can save money; beware cash-out Most people know you can refinance a mortgage. Fewer know you can also refinance a car loan. As with home loans, refinancing an auto loan can save you money or put you at risk, depending on how and why you do it. If you are struggling to make payments, you might be able to lower them by refinancing your existing balance into a longer-term loan. But unless you dramatically reduce your rate, you will pay more interest in the long run. If you want to raise cash by tapping …