The Careful Consumer
EMAIL PHISHING SCAM - DECEMBER 2014
A new scam is sneaking into many email boxes this holiday season. Unless you are absolutely sure about the origin of an email with a link, do not click on it.
OPEN ENROLLMENT MEDICARE SCAM – NOVEMBER 2014
Scammers are taking advantage of Medicare’s Open Enrollment. Do not give out any personal information in response to calls or emails claiming Medicare needs to update your information.
LICENSED HOME CONTRACTOR - SEPTEMBER 2014
Your tip-off that the home repair contractor is not licensed: the six-digit number is not on any printed documents, including ads, the side of the truck, the business card, or the contract. For more information, visit the California Contractors State License Board's website.
ON-LINE PURCHASES - SEPTEMBER 2014
If you make an online purchase, that website must display a physical address where the company can be reached on page you placed your order on or the "Contact Us" page.
AUTOMOBILE PURCHASES - SEPTEMBER 2014
When you purchase a new car from an auto dealer, you do not have the right to cancel. Make sure the contract you sign is affordable and covers all the promises that were made during negotiations.