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Consumer Investigator Andy Wise sets you straight on scams.

‘Spear phishing’ + caller ID spoofing = scam on STEROIDS

‘Spear phishing’ + caller ID spoofing = scam on STEROIDS

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said scammers are ramping up a combination of two classic phone scams (graphic courtesy of U.S. Navy).

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Price-gouging in the wake of a natural disaster

Price-gouging in the wake of a natural disaster

Even as state officials in the Carolinas and the Better Business Bureau issue alerts about Hurricane Florence price-gouging, consumers need to understand what defines ‘price-gouging.’

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Government imposters

Government imposters

I’ve said it until I’m blue in the face: no government agency will every initiate contact with you by text, call or email. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is concerned some of you aren’t getting the message.

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Feds investigate ‘grandparent scam’

Feds investigate ‘grandparent scam’

History has repeated itself, as it often does with scams against seniors.

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Credit card processing scams

Credit card processing scams

A #WiseChoice is ready to protect you from one of the most common scams against small business.

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