How To Avoid Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams

Posted by on July 21st, 2021 in Community

With school starting back up soon, many of us are looking for financial aid when it comes to paying for tuition. While scholarships are a great place to start, not all scholarships are the same. Stay away from fraudulent scholarships as they may scam you out of hundreds, if not, thousands. With that being said, […]

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Types Of COVID-19 Scams to Watch Out For

Posted by on April 21st, 2021 in Uncategorized

I found this interesting list online at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau site and thought I would share with you all! Scammers are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to con people into giving up their money. During this time of uncertainty, knowing about possible scams is a good first step toward preventing them. Here […]

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5 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

Posted by on March 26th, 2021 in Uncategorized

I came across an informational article on CU Content that I thought I would share with you all. 1. Pay your bills on time. If you find this to be a challenge, consider signing up for automatic payments. If you are currently struggling to make current and past payments, refinancing your car or home loan […]

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5 Ways to Trim Your Fixed Expenses

Posted by on March 15th, 2021 in Uncategorized

When trying to trim a monthly budget, most people don’t consider their fixed expenses. These recurring costs, which include mortgage payments, insurance premiums and subscription payments, are easy to budget and plan for since they generally remain constant throughout the year. While people tend to think there’s no way to lower fixed expenses, with a […]

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Fraud Scams That Can Really Get You

Posted by on December 18th, 2020 in Articles

Here are three fraud scams that are increasing in popularity and have even caused some of our Abri members to fall victim. Unemployment fraud: Imposters are filing claims for unemployment benefits which has become a large-scale scam erupting in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. They are using the names and personal information of people […]

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Gift Card Scams: Beware!

Posted by on February 26th, 2020 in Community

We’ve been seeing some scams like this so check out this very informative article from the FTC and when in doubt, contact one of our staff at Abri: Paying Scammers with Gift Cards Gift cards are a popular and convenient way to give someone a gift. They’re also a popular way for scammers to steal money from […]

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