Latest Types of Scams Happening in Michigan

Latest Types of Scams

Scammers looking for your money and personal information never stop. That’s why it’s always important to keep in mind the possibility of being scammed when talking to someone online, via email, or over the phone. In particular, immigrants, who can be identified by their last name, are easily targeted because they have a hard time […]

Pro Bono Legal Service in Michigan

What is pro bono consulting and volunteering? Pro bono publico (English: “for the public good”; usually shortened to pro bono) is a Latin phrase for professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment. The term typically refers to provision of legal services by legal professionals for people who are unable to afford them. Pro Bono Service & […]

How Children Experience – and Recover From – Domestic Violence

By: Jenny Manrique A father killed his three children and their chaperone before turning the gun on himself during acourt ordered supervised visitation in a church parking lot. The horrifying incident took place inSacramento, and it has not yet been recognized by the California Governor, Gavin Newsom, orthe state’s Attorney General, Rob Bonta, as an […]

Keep your mom scam-free this Mother’s Day

Growing up, my mother gave me her own version of “scam alerts.” She let me know when an offer sounded fishy and told me stories of fraudsters conning people out of their hard-earned money. Maybe your mom did too. This Mother’s Day, why not return the favor by letting mom know about the FTC’s Scam […]

Prize Scams: Don’t Pay to Play

You get a phone call from an excited caller saying you’ve won a trip, a car, or a lot of money. Next, they ask you to send money before you get the prize. That is a sure sign of a scam. Recently, we’ve heard about a spike in prize scam calls. Although there are some […]

Security smarts for smartwatches

Smartwatches have quickly gone from sci-fi to commonplace, and it’s easy to see why. Users can conveniently manage messages, music, fitness, and more right from their wrists as they go about the day. But enjoying the convenience of a smartwatch means trusting it to keep your data safe. Smartwatches offer a variety of security features, […]

Scam calls to immigrants

When you tell us about a scam, it helps us investigate scammers. But it also helps us warn other people about the scam – so they can avoid it. Our partners at US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) told us about a new twist on a common phone scam: scammers are calling immigrants in the […]

Ransomware worries? Keep up to date.

You’ve probably heard about the ransomware attack affecting organizations’ computer systems around the world. It seems to affect server software on organizations’ networked computers. But ransomware can attack anybody’s computer, so now is a good time to update your own operating system and other software. And then keep them up-to-date. The ransomware in the news […]

10 tech issues that will impact social justice in 2017

In our increasingly complex and interconnected world, innovations in technology and data are inching us closer to a reality driven by automation, prediction, personalization, surveillance, and the merging of our physical and digital lives. This is taking place at the same time that the world is experiencing transformative cultural, demographic, economic, and political shifts. In […]

Struggling to make your Mortgage Payments?

If you’re behind on your mortgage payments or worried about how you’ll make the next one, help may be available. But you have to act fast. December 30, 2016 is the last day to apply for assistanceunder many federal Making Home Affordable programs, which were created to help homeowners struggling with their mortgage payments. The […]