Keep your guard up, gentle consumers. There are anglers among us.
Here are four recent alerts worth noting:
1. Illinois Attorney General Sues Student Loan Debt Relief Companies
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has sued debt relief companies that she says exploit people struggling to repay student loans. Some of the marketing strategies are reminiscent of the way scammers duped vulnerable homeowners facing foreclosure during the mortgage crisis.
Though many may consider this the season of giving, do you ever wonder exactly how much of what you give actually gets used for its intended purpose?
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster released today a list of "Missouri's 15 Worst Charities." The list is based upon the percentage of the charity's total expenditures actually used for charitable purposes.