Consumer Corner Column

  • Consumer Corner: Don’t let debt services dig you deeper in the hole

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  • Consumer Corner: Spotting that Sweepstakes Scam

    My office receives calls and complaints from consumers who have been told they have won a prize such as cash, or a cruise, television or electronic device. These folks have been surprised to learn this because they do not recall entering the sweepstakes. Sadly, they are likely being scammed. If you receive a letter, email or phone call saying you’ve won, be cautious. Scammers often use the lure of prizes to steal your money and your personal financial information.
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  • Consumer Corner: Be cautious of door-to-door sales

    This time of year, our office receives many complaints from consumers regarding door-to-door sales. Lately, we’ve seen an increase in these complaints, especially those regarding the sale of meat and security systems. So, here are a few tips to help keep you safe from high-pressure sales, which may even be outright scams.
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  • Consumer Corner: Keep your home safe while you’re away

    Take steps to keep you most valuable asset – your home – safe while you are on vacation.
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  • Consumer Corner: Don’t get scammed by summer travel plans

    Summer travel season is in full swing. Unfortunately, that means scammers will also be looking to take advantage of your travel plans to make a quick buck. Whether your travel plans include an exotic excursion or a weekend getaway to one of Kansas’ many local attractions, it’s important to be on alert for potential scams.
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  • Consumer Corner: Avoid telemarketing tricks

    Over the past few years, thousands of Kansans have registered their phone numbers with the Do Not Call Registry, cutting back on the number of telemarketing calls they receive. Unfortunately, this has not stopped telemarketers from finding new ways to violate the law and get your money or personal information.
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