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New Internet Scam – Promising Puppies

If you think “catfishing” online is bad (that’s someone pretending to be someone else), we now have people scamming other people with the fake promise of a puppy.

If you’re looking for a fur buddy, beware anyone offering to sell you a dog over the internet, especially if they’re asking you to buy gift cards and read the numbers to them over the phone.

The experts say you’re better off visiting a local shelter. Not only will you get a real dog, but you can make sure you and your new best friend hit off before you take him or her home.

Unsafe Deposit Boxes?

Think that collection of rare coins or the family jewels are safe in a safe deposit box? Maybe not.

More than 50,000 of them have suffered losses due to burglary, fire, floods and tornadoes!

Fortunately, there are specialty insurers that will cover the contents of safe deposit boxes. Do a little research online and see if one might be right for you.

Solar Scams

Many of us, for reasons both environmental as well as financial, are contemplating “going off the grid” and installing solar panels on our homes.

Before you take the plunge, you should be aware of a potential scam that has popped in this field. It involves companies that offer to install solar panels on your home for free. The deal is, they own the panels and they will bill you every month, just like the power company.

Now, these companies promise that your bill will be substantially less than what you’re currently paying, but there have been reports of people actually paying more.

So before agreeing to anything, do your homework. Find out if other friends or family members have done business with the company. Research them online with the Better Business Bureau and things like Yahoo reviews. Finally, read your contract carefully and make sure you understand what you’re getting yourself into.

Reputable businesses are always glad to do business in the sunshine.

The Door to Saving on Your Power Bill

To save heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer, check your home’s doors to the outside. A gap as small as one-eighth of an inch can let in as much outside air as a 2½-inch hole in your wall!

To correct this problem, check the threshold beneath the door. That threshold should have a removable cap. Underneath that are screws. Turning them counterclockwise will raise the threshold. To check if its high enough, place a dollar bill on the threshold and close the door. If the threshold is at the correct height, you should not be able to pull out the bill, but the door should still close and open easily.

4 Free Ways to Protect Your Identity

No-Cost Ways to Keep Safe from Scammers

Security Freeze – If you are over 65 or have been a past victim of identity theft, you can contact the major credit reporting agencies and request a security freeze. This restricts access to your credit history. If businesses can’t see your report, they won’t approve new financial accounts in your name. But beware, if you apply somewhere for credit, they won’t be able to see your report either.

Read more: 4 Free Ways to Protect Your Identity

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