Millennials Have Become the Target for Scammers, Better Business Bureau says.

The Better Business Bureau says Millennials are becoming the target for scammers and their scam tracker is a quick way to find out if someone is trying to scam you.

Reports are rapidly increasing from young adults claiming to be scammed or effected by identity theft. Millennials appeal to scammers because more often there aren’t any negatives on their credit reports. And growing up with the internet, young people are more willing to provide their personal information online.

“Please stay away from anybody online who’s promising you goods or services but needs your personal information cause most likely that is a scam,” said President of the Better Business Bureau, Steve Bernas.

An easy way to find out if something is a scam is the scam tracker that BBB.org offers on their website. The scam tracker provides a list of scams by searching keywords in just moments. The Better Business Bureau can only prevent people from getting scammed. If the scam has already occurred you’re at a lost.

Staying safe on social media is just as important for your personal life as it is for your business. Take heed to these 3 P’s of social media safety!

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The HOPE Inside Foundation

Screen Shot 2017-11-07 at 1.10.59 PMThe Hope Inside Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission statement is

The mission of Operation HOPE, Inc. (HOPE) is silver rights empowerment, making free enterprise work for everyone.  We accomplish this through our work on the ground as the non profit private banker for the working poor, the underserved and struggling middle class.  We achieve our mission by being the best-in-class provider of financial literacy empowerment for youth, financial capability for communities, and ultimately, financial dignity for all”.

They have six different programs that focus on the development of the underprivileged : Banking On Our Future, HOPE Business in a Box/Gallup HOPE Index, HOPE Inside,  HOPE Coalition America, HOPE Global Initiatives, HOPE Public Relations and Public Policy. It Opened in 1992. 

This company is easily accessible and invaluable to the community. I can’t wait until I can meet Bruce Montgomery or another member of this nonprofit org because they have programs for  youth and for adults to teach them how to be financially responsible. I always say that old habits die hard so if we take the time to learn about things our parents might not be so good at like BUDGETING and how to be our own bosses we should start now. Check out these helpful links below. This program isn’t just offered in Chicago FYI!

https://www.operationhope.org/hichicago 

https://www.facebook.com/HOPEInsideWholeFoods/

 

 

Columbia College Chicago Holiday Tradition Continues

Join WCRX-FM Tuesday December 5, 2017 for our 15th Annual Holly Jolly Food Drive.  The LIVE Broadcast celebrates the season with visits from Chicago performers, celebrities and dignitaries all for a great cause, bringing meals to those in need.

Since 2002 Columbia College Chicago students, alumni, faculty and staff have helped raise over 45 thousand dollars and over 3 tons of non-perishable food for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.  Everyday the organization distributes 160,000 meals and works with more than 700 partner agencies and programs including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.  Our collective efforts have fed thousands of people during the holiday season.

Stop by our live broadcast and donate a non-perishable food item or a canned good, bid on our auction items from supporting local businesses and celebrate the holiday season.

If you or your organization that would like to partner with WCRX-FM to help feed those in need, contact the station advisor Matt Cunningham at MCunningham@colum.edu, bring a food donation to the station or mail a check to Greater Chicago Food Depository to WCRX Holly Jolly, 33 East Congress, Chicago 60605.

Happy Holidays!