Many of us are annoyed by unsolicited telephone calls. Although most consumers are probably aware that they need to be cautions when receiving these calls, many may not know that they should be equally cautions when the caller is soliciting for a charity. Many of these charitable solicitations are little more than scams.
You may be at risk of credit card fraud if you have ever charged a purchase at Home Depot. As widely reported in the media,hackers have obtained credit and debit card information for perhaps as many as 60 million customers. This may be the largest security breach ever, even topping the recent security breach at Target.
Unwanted telemarketing calls can be very annoying. The Federal Trade Commission's Do Not Call Registry helps limit calls from legitimate telemarketers. But, the registry is not much of a deterrent to scam artists.