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.
With Wi-Fi everywhere now from the public library to the corner coffee shop, there are more opportunities for cyber punks to hack into your laptop tablet or mobile phone.
Here are some tips to keep your information safe when using public Wi-Fi:
1.) Don’t set your devices to automatically connect to pubic Wi-Fi
2.) Never access your bank accounts, credit card accounts or even your email while on public Wi-Fi
3.) Stick to your call phone’s providers Wi-Fi network if you’re accessing an online shopping website or any other site that requires personal information
4.) Check website addresses carefully and completely. Scam artists will create bogus sites that closely mimic real ones