HomeownerConsumer Tips

Avoid large, up-front payments

Protect your finances.

Beware of scams and always assume the worst. If you make a large, up-front payment to a company that promptly goes out of business or skips town, you are out the money. If an up-front payment is unavoidable, consider charging the payment to a credit card. If anything were to happen, your credit card company may be able to help.