Summer Scams to be on the Lookout for Discussed on America’s Work Force

Sue McConnell, president of the Cleveland Better Business Bureau spoke to America’s Work Force on June 3 about popular scams of the summer.

Sue McConnell Better Business BureauThe first scam involves trying to sell your timeshare. McConnell said that there are companies that will tell someone they can help them sell their timeshares, and end up charging their victim ridiculously high fees for their services. The second scam that McConnell talked about was counterfeit goods online. She warned consumers to be careful when purchasing online, especially from China, because they sell counterfeit products and will scam the consumer out of their money. Lastly, McConnell addressed door-to-door magazine subscription scammers. She said that women will go door to door asking consumers to subscribe to a magazine because the money they make from the subscriptions will help them get their kids back from child services.

Mark Gruenberg PAI Press Associates Inc., Union NewsMark Gruenberg, writer for Press Associates Union also appeared on this edition of AWF. Gruenberg talked about the Labor Federation dropping their budget for organizing efforts from 30 percent down to 10 percent of their budget. He also spoke about the Debbie Dingell plan for transportation and infrastructure funding, specifically how raising the gas tax might not be as effective as they think.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the American Federation of Government Employees negotiating a new contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and also the Trump administration stripping whistleblower protections.



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