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5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of
5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of

Posted: 5/6/2015

Small to medium-sized businesses, churches, and nonprofit businesses have been hit hard by unscrupulous scammers perpetrating various scams. Some common schemes that affect small businesses are office supply scams, domain registration plots, fake check tricks, charity cons, and directory listing scams. Business Consumer Alliance urges businesses and their employees to be on the lookout for scams and offers some identifying warning signs that can help you avoid them....Read more

Tags: scams, business tips, consumer tips

Kim’s Catch: Watch for Open Enrollment Scams

Posted: 11/20/2019

Kim’s Catch:  Watch for Open Enrollment Scams

Open enrollment season is upon us and the scammers are in full force. Some common versions of the scam include so-called Medicare representatives calling or emailing and threatening to suspend benefits if the recipient does not provide billing or private information. Many times seniors are targeted and end up being victims of identity theft or fraud....Read more

Tags: scams, Kim's Catch, Medicare, seniors

Medicare Cards Are Getting an Update

Posted: 6/26/2017

Medicare Cards Are Getting an Update

If you are a Medicare recipient, be on notice that your card is getting a new look. The U.S. Government announced that by April 2019, Social Security numbers will be removed from the card. The new cards will display a new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) that will be used for billing and for checking your eligibility and claim status...Read more

Tags: Medicare, identity theft

Watch Out for Fraudsters During Medicare’s Open Enrollment

Posted: 10/16/2015

Watch Out for Fraudsters During Medicare’s Open Enrollment

Medicare’s open enrollment period runs from October 16, 2015 through December 7, 2015. Senior citizens age 65 and over can review and make changes to their heath and prescription drug coverage options. Any plan changes will take effect January 1, 2016. Seniors are being warned to look out for potential scams and guard against scam artist that are seeking to mislead or defraud them....Read more

Tags: seniors, Medicare, scams