Salin Takes The Personal Approach in the Fintech World
“The media headlines charting fintech’s progress in just the past year might even have you think that the end of traditional bank models is here. But that assessment is dead wrong,” reports the Huffington Post. “Banks vs. fintech? No contest, banks win.”
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The Mortgage Loan Doctor Is In for Physicians
Hefty student loan debt can often deter homeownership for individuals just starting their career. This is especially true for physicians and those in the medical field. According to the American Medical Association, more than 70 percent of physicians under the age of 40 have student loan debt and nearly half carry amounts ranging between $150,000 and $200,000.
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Scam Alert: Microsoft Is Not Calling to Fix Your PC
My father called me the other day to tell me he allowed someone he met online to virtually take over his computer. I couldn't believe that he had fallen for that scheme; allowing access to somebody just becasue they promised to make his computer run faster. My brother and I quickly went over to his house to make sure that his computer didn't have any new unwanted software programs that would steal his user names and passwords and ultimately empty his bank accounts.
Technical support scams are popping up more and more - from scammers peddling bogus security software, to setting up fake Websites, to sending alarming messages that your computer is infected.
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Email Tax Fraud Scams On the Rise This Year
It’s tax season, and that means it’s also the time when scammers come out in droves. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), there’s been a 400 percent surge in email fraud and phishing this tax season.
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The Elder Fraud & Stock Market Volatility Connection
When the stock market tumbles, many investors - especially those who may be older - naturally become concerned about the state of their finances. In some instances, however, this concern turns to panic - and that’s when seniors leave themselves vulnerable to unscrupulous swindlers and get-rich-quick scams. A recent Gallup poll in fact, says nearly 1 in 3 - or 32 percent - of investors worry “a lot” or “a fair amount” about older family members becoming the victim of financial fraud.
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