October is Fire Prevention Month

October is Fire Prevention Month. We’ll have information on how to prevent fires by recognizing potential hazards. With the weather changing our furnaces, wood stoves, electric heaters and propane tanks will be back on and we sometimes need a safety refresher.

Beware of Family Scams

Are you really sending money to a family member, or are you sending money to a scammer? Beware of emergency family scams!

Scammers may pose as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge you to wire money immediately. They’ll say they need cash to help with an emergency – like getting out of jail, paying a hospital bill, or needing to leave a foreign country. Their goal is to trick you into sending money before you realize it’s a scam.

Click here to read these helpful tips from the Federal Trade Commission.