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Firefighters Charitable Foundation

Published on June 17th, 2013 by TINA

Firefighters Charitable Foundation placed fifth in the Tampa Bay Times list of the worst charities in America. According to the report, “over the past decade, [Firefighters Charitable Foundation’s] professional solicitors have been the biggest beneficiaries. From ... Read More


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American Breast Cancer Foundation

Published on June 17th, 2013 by TINA

The American Breast Cancer Foundation was recently named to a list of America’s worst charities by The Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting. The charity solicits donations for breast cancer screenings, but until ... Read More


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Children’s Wish Foundation International

Published on June 17th, 2013 by TINA

Children’s Wish Foundation International has been named to a list of America’s worst charities by the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting. Not to be confused with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the charity comes ... Read More


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Cancer Fund of America

Published on June 17th, 2013 by TINA

UPDATE: The Cancer Fund of America, along with Cancer Support Services, has agreed to dissolve under a settlement with the FTC and its president, James Reynolds Sr., is banned from profiting from charity fundraising or nonprofit ... Read More


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Tech Support Scam

Published on January 4th, 2013 by TINA

A reader describes her experience with a recent suspicious call. We just got a call on our home number from a man with an Indian or similar accent claiming to have knowledge about our computer system ... Read More


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Be Careful of Quicky Loans

Published on September 19th, 2012 by TINA

GetHolidayFunds.com, USAQuickLoanAdvance.com, CreditLoansUSA.com, CashHolidayNow.com, and NationalPayDayDirect.com are all sites that claim to approve you for a loan in 30 seconds with no credit check. Beware of any lender that offers quick approval no matter what your ... Read More


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Valerie Wants to Interview You

Published on June 7th, 2012 by TINA

This voicemail from phone number (203) 623-2292 is from someone calling herself Valerie at TSS, who claims to be interested in interviewing the recipient for a job opening. However, the person who sent this Ad Alert ... Read More


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MyCashCall: Fast Cash from a Text?

Published on May 8th, 2012 by TINA

MyCashCall.net is not a lender. The site collects your and sends it out to hundreds of “Cash Fast” shops. Any service offering fast cash with guaranteed approval is a red flag.  See our article on Payday, Advance-Fee, and ... Read More


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Beware the Costs of Free iPad Texts

Published on May 8th, 2012 by TINA

The link in this text takes you to freesurprisecenter.com, where nothing is really free. Not only that, but they require you to enter your , which they share with call centers that will bombard you with ... Read More


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Best-Buy-Offer.com: Not Exactly Best Buy

Published on May 8th, 2012 by TINA

Watch out for any site that uses a slightly altered version of a major vendor’s URL to try to seem more legitimate. The link in this shady-looking text message leads to a site that has already ... Read More


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