Don’t Let Skimmers Steal Your Summer Fun

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During a routine maintenance check, a service technician recently found credit card skimmers on five out of eight gas pumps at a Greenville, SC convenience store. While skimmers have been around for more than a decade and countless warnings have been issued, stories like this still manage to catch us by surprise. Now that school’s… Read more »

Keys to avoiding home rental scams

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by Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Need more space than an apartment, condo or townhouse can offer, but not ready to buy? A single-family home rental may fit the bill. But not all home rental listings are legit, so here are some tip-offs and tools to help you avoid a rental scam. Read more… Read more »

2019 Annual Meeting Recap

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SC Telco Federal Credit Union recently held its annual meeting, an event where the Board of Directors, the credit union leadership, and members get together to review the progress we made the previous year and set the direction for years to come. All members are a vital part of our organization, and we deeply value… Read more »

Get a one-ring call? Don’t call back.

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by Michael Atleson Acting Assistant Director, Division of Consumer & Business Education A while back, we warned you about the “one ring” scam. That’s when you get a phone call from a number you don’t know, and the call stops after just one ring. The scammer is hoping you’ll call back, because it’s really an… Read more »

Is It a Good Idea to Invest When the Market is Down?

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Follow an Investment Strategy Based on Your Needs, Not Market Conditions. Should you invest when the market is down? Yes. You should also invest when the market is up. And don’t forget to invest when it holds steady as well. Noticing a theme? Investing is a great idea, no matter when you do it. Let… Read more »

Discover the Benefits of a Share Certificate

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Share certificates might be one of the best wealth-building tools you’ve never heard of. When it comes to investment products, most of the attention goes to popular options like stocks, bonds, IRAs, and mutual funds. Now to be fair, each of those products offers benefits that make them worthy of consideration. However, due to their… Read more »

Learn How to Spot 10 Common Scams

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Some scams are easy to spot. It’s virtually impossible to win an all-expense-paid cruise in a contest you’ve never entered, and your chances of being the last remaining relative of a Nigerian prince are minimal at best. When we receive letters or emails promising wealth and fortune, most of us roll our eyes and laugh… Read more »