Wise Warnings

Consumer Investigator Andy Wise sets you straight on scams.

Fake real estate “cloud companies”

Fake real estate “cloud companies”

The expression “Don’t believe everything you see online” has never been more urgent, especially when you consider this latest web scam (illustration by naishh via Flickr).

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Health insurance open enrollment scams

Health insurance open enrollment scams

The deadline’s Dec. 15. You’re uncertain. You’re stressed…and scammers can smell it.

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‘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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