Alert of the Week!

   It’s an oldie and it’s a cheap trick, but it still works — offering to paint house numbers on the curb outside your home.  These scammers, who are active in several parts of the U.S. right now, usually charge between $10 and $20 for the job, but they simply take your money and then clear off!
   Don’t pay upfront. Wait until the job is done to your satisfaction. If the “painter” doesn’t like that, just shut the door and keep your money!  That’s it for today — we hope you enjoy your week!