FTC Warns Consumers About Gift Card Scams

Call For Action has warned consumers about numerous scams with a common thread:  The scammer tries to trick an unsuspecting person into sending a gift card or providing the card number and pin number of one.  It’s a type of “impostor scam” —...

Recycling Programs in Danger After Rule Changes in China

Our partners at WRDW in Augusta, Georgia report advising consumers about rising costs to local recycling programs due to rule changes on Chinese imports of recycled material.  While recycling programs are good for the environment, they do cost money, which is...

Gift cards

In this Of Consuming Interest interview, Jill Gonzalez of WalletHub.com discusses a recent study of gift cards, the different types, the most popular and the ones that are the best deal for consumers....

Gearing up for Giving Tuesday

Many people look to give around the holidays. Don’t let your generosity end up in the wrong hands. Phone calls, phishing emails, and fake websites are the primary method of collection, but some scammers are bold enough to solicit door to door or arrange for in home...

Life Savings Lost in Phone Prize Scam

Our partners at WFMY in Greensboro, North Carolina report on the story of a retired woman who lost most of her life savings in a cruel scam.  She first received a call from a phone number she didn’t recognize.  The caller claimed she had won $1.3 million and a...