Kelvin Collins

Don't get scammed by 'white-van deals'...

It is the weekend and you are dashing to complete a list of errands. As you pull into the parking lot of a neighborhood mall or store, you see... Read more

Kelvin Collins: College students at high risk for identity theft

Information sharing has become second-nature to many college students who have grown up in an era of social media, smartphones and widely... Read more

Action steps to keep your money in event of a business's bankruptcy...

When a retailer closes their doors, customers are often left confused and wondering what will happen to purchases they’ve paid for but haven’t... Read more

Scammers now targeting utility customers

Have you paid your utility bill?

Chances are that you have, but that isn’t stopping scammers from taking advantage of businesses and... Read more

Marketing pitch can be scheme in disguise

Many people have found success in direct selling for companies that use a multi-level compensation plan. Unfortunately, not all opportunities are... Read more

Directories offer little more than food for ego

If you are a professional in your field you might be offered the chance to appear in a vanity publication. You might be told that your name and... Read more

How to spot a survey scammer

We have all seen the ads: “Take our short survey and receive a $50 gift card!”

Offers like this claim to be gathering customer feedback for... Read more

Scammers use newer spoofing technology

Scammers are using caller ID spoofing technology to impersonate the phone numbers of local businesses, neighbors and even you! Watch out for this... Read more

Your Money: Help for hiring pest control professionals

When your pest problem gets too pesky for a flyswatter, a mousetrap or a do-it-yourself spray, it’s time to call in a professional service.

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Keep your college scholarship search safe

If your child is a junior in high school, now is a great time to start looking for college scholarships. The deadline for awards are months away,... Read more