February 2019

Fraud in 2018

Of the 1.4 million fraud reports in 2018, 25% of those victims claimed they lost money to scammers to a tune of $1.48 billion! How are folks typically getting taken advantage of?  The three leaders are identity theft, debt collection and imposter scams. Imposter scams entail, for example, someone pretending to be from the government (IRS) or tech support to fix your computer or emergency personnel. They...

Purchasing Fees

Frequently when purchasing a new home, or if you are a new home buyer, buyers do not pay attention to all the extra fees that are included in the purchasing process. The following is a list of common fees to be aware of: Loan Application – applies to many types of loans and is for the costs to process only the loan approval and is nonrefundable. Many folks shop for lenders since this fee can vary from...

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