Credit Scores: You Do the Math

Credit scores are tools used to predict an outcome, most commonly repayment of a debt. Credit scores look at an individual’s credit history and calculate the relative risk that the individual will not fulfill the terms of an agreement based on their past performance.The scores are based on the information in an individual’s credit report at a point in time but are not a part of the credit report itself. It is important to remember that a credit score is only one tool used by lenders and other companies in their decision making process.

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Netflix scams can be hard to catch

A new scam is targeting customers of the video streaming company Netflix. Victims receive an email, purportedly from the company, asking for them to update their membership information. Scammers go to great lengths to make the email, and the attached link, look...

Getting a refund when your limo is a no show

After a Boston couple got engaged while on a chauffeured ride in a vintage Cadillac limousine, they wanted to recreate the moment for their wedding day. Unfortunately, the limo they rented showed up so late that the couple was already exchanging vows when the car...

Be wary of student debt scams

WAGA-TV, our Atlanta partner, would like to warn consumers about the dangers of student debt related scams. Scammers will attempt to convince recent graduates that they can help them lower their monthly payments and ask that the victim make those payments to them...

Success in getting an airfare refund

After cancelling a booked flight to take care of his sick mother, a Wisconsin man was dismayed to not receive a refund. Call for Action was able to help. Initially, the airline only offered him a small voucher. However, with WISC-TV Call for Action mediating on his...