Tag Archives for " Fraud "

Is Your Credit Card at Risk of Being “Skimmed?”

It’s called skimming because thieves “skim” your credit or debit card information using a device that affixes to a card reader on something like an ATM machine or gas station pump. It blends in with the existing equipment well enough that unsuspecting consumers never notice it. And it’s become a big problem. From January 1 […]

Be wary of “add-on” credit card services

By Chuck Bentley Citigroup will issue refunds to 8.8 million consumers totaling $700 million for worthless add-on credit card products or services. In one allegation, Citi telemarketers were said to have sold consumers identity theft protection services with a 30-day “free” trial, when no such free trial existed. Or they signed up consumers for an add-on […]

Scam Alert

By Chuck Bentley Anthem, a major health insurance company, warned consumers recently to be aware of scam email campaigns targeting current and former customers of the company. The emails encourage recipients to click a link for credit monitoring services. “These emails are NOT from Anthem,” the insurance company said in the statement. Here is why […]

The 2007 “Black Swan” has not lost its bite

By Robert Dickie III. Regulation worsens “Black Swan” events. As more Americans struggle to build a full-time life in a part-time world, the cosmic shift in job creation from steady employment to a patchwork of professions leaves many wondering when this will end. This question assumes some kind of jobs bubble burst, forcing market corrections […]

Multi-level Marketing: Climbing a Pyramid or Building a Business?

Originally posted at Christian Post July 29, 2016. Dear Chuck, I’ve read your book The Worst Financial Mistakes in the Bible, and heard you speak when you visited my church in Brazil. I’ve come across a situation that made me wonder what you and the Bible might think of Multi-level Marketing (MLM or network marketing). Several friends […]