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Goddard Warns Consumers about Credit Union Text Message, Phone Solicitation Scam

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(Phoenix, Ariz. – May 25, 2010)  Attorney General Terry Goddard today reminded consumers about a “phishing” scam purported to be from Credit Union West, a Glendale-based financial institution, requesting personal information.  Over the last several months, the Attorney General’s Office has seen an increase in calls regarding this particular scam.Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile customers have received text messages stating that ... Read More »

Goddard Warns Consumers about ‘Skimmers’ on Gas Pumps, ATMs

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(Phoenix, Ariz. – July 16, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard today warned consumers about credit and debit card “skimming” which has become increasingly prevalent in Arizona in recent months. Skimming involves the use of an inconspicuous electronic device that thieves can install on gas pumps or bank ATMs. Essentially, these small devices record your credit or debit card number off ... Read More »

Attorney General Gansler Warns Consumers About Medicare Scam Simple advice: Never give out personal information to someone you don’t know

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Maryland consumers should be on the lookout for the latest scam that seeks to steal personal information over the phone by using the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Federal Health Care Reform) as a ploy. “If someone claiming to be from the government calls and asks for your personal information, just hang up,” said Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler. ... Read More »

Attorney General Gansler Warns Consumers About New Utility Scam Don’t be a victim: “Obama administration grant” to pay utility bills is a hoax

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Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is warning Maryland consumers not to be fooled by a new utility scam claiming to provide a federal government grant that will pay off utility bills. “Consumers should never give up their hard-earned money until verifying the legitimacy of an offer – no matter how enticing it may seem,” said Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler. ... Read More »

Terry Goddard Warns Consumers About Storm Repair Scams

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(Phoenix, Ariz. – Oct. 7, 2010) Attorney General Terry Goddard is warning Arizonans to be wary of unsolicited contractors coming to your door and offering help with repairs or clean-up related to this week’s strong storms across Arizona.“From the tornadoes that touched down around Flagstaff to the golf ball-size hail that fell in parts of Phoenix, these were unusually powerful ... Read More »

Is The Government’s Financial Bailout Going To Help You Get Out Of … – WebWire

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Blaine, Washington - Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or stranded on a deserted island for the last month, you’ve no doubt been hearing all the talk about the big financial bailout that the US Government is giving to the banking system and ... Read More »

Expect Tidal Wave Of Limit Reductions and Credit Card Closures to Hit Before Christmas

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Yesterday I wrote about a little old hardware store that had noticed an increase in card purchases over cash. That’s not a good sign if people are using plastic more for routine things and especially in this environment of credit card issuers reducing credit limits, raising interest rates and closing cards. You see, the credit card issuers are getting freaked ... Read More »

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