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Phishing by cellphone

A WTOP listener received a cellphone call in the middle of the night, waking him from a sound sleep.

Monday - 03/26/2012, 10:31am EDT

Tags: Call for Action, phishing

Wallet inventory

Can you name every credit and debit card in your wallet without looking?

Friday - 03/23/2012, 10:31am EDT

Tags: Call for Action

Keep the cancellation number

If a change in your plans resulted in canceling hotel rooms you had reserved for a family vacation, would you keep the cancellation number?

Thursday - 03/22/2012, 06:50am EDT

Tags: Call for Action

Are there cellphone directories?

It's an urban legend that has been around for years. In fact, we first reported on it about seven or eight years ago.

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 12:13pm EDT

Tags: Call for Action

Debt elimination

Don't fall for an Internet site promoting a document that you can use to "legally" eliminate an outstanding debt.

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 12:36pm EDT

Tags: Call for Action, FDIC, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

A clumsy fraud

Sometimes frauds are so clumsy they're amusing, but they can still be dangerous.

Monday - 03/19/2012, 12:21pm EDT

Tags: Call for Action

The power of community associations, pt. 4

When you buy a home, townhouse or condo in an area that has a homeowners or community association, you must be given a complete set of documents on the organization which should include a budget.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 02:15pm EDT

Tags: Call for Action, community associations

The power of community associations, pt. 3

You may think it's a good time to buy a home, but if it's governed by a community association, you should talk with other residents to get a sense of what living in the area would be like.

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 12:09pm EDT

Tags: Call for Action, community associations

The power of community associations, pt. 2

What should you look for when buying a home that is controlled by a community association?

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 12:42pm EDT

Tags: Call for Action, community associations

The power of community associations, pt. 1

If you want to take advantage of the market and buy a condominium, cooperative or townhouse, take a look at the community association before signing a purchase agreement.

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 11:29am EDT

Tags: Call for Action, community associations

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