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Banks and Lender Scams and Complaints

by Miles Morley, Legal Assistant This is part five of a recurring series on the most common types of fraud reported in the Consumer Sentinel Network’s 2014 Data Book for the State of Michigan. Banks and Lender Scams accounted for five percent of all complaints from Michigan Residents and a total of 3,566 complaints in the Consumer Sentinel Network’s 2014 Data Book. These types of scams … Continue reading Banks and Lender Scams and Complaints

CARE: Consumers Affordable Resource for Energy

Consumers Energy is helping qualified customers afford and better manage their monthly energy costs with the CARE Program. CARE customers receive a 40% discount on their Consumers Energy bill until September 2015, so long as participants make on-time monthly payments toward a more affordable bill. Enrollment in CARE offers many other great benefits available to customers as part of Consumers Energy’s commitment to providing affordable … Continue reading CARE: Consumers Affordable Resource for Energy

This April, Take the Opportunity to Get Savvy About Your Finances

April is Financial Literacy Month! Throughout the month of April, we will be focusing our blog on articles, information, and resources associated with money management and financial literacy. For many older adults, economic security begins with basic knowledge of money management. Being faced with scams, making decisions associated with long-term care, retirement planning, debt-collection and much more, it’s becoming increasingly important for older adults to become … Continue reading This April, Take the Opportunity to Get Savvy About Your Finances