Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Warning for Manufactured Homeowners

If you own a manufactured or mobile home ... we've got a warning for you.
Nevada's Department of Business and Industry says be wary of the "free" home inspections you might be offered.

Here's something else to keep in mind. Any company or person wanting to do work on your manufactured or mobile home must be licensed. There are two license options: General Services license or Specialty Services license. A General Service license allows a person to do repairs in all trades .. except air conditioning. Specialty license holders can do repairs only in the trade in which they're licensed .. like plumbing, electrical, etc.

Before anyone does an inspection .. even a free one ... call the Department of Business & Industry's Manufactured Housing Division 486-4590 to verify the license, and the business name!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hall of Shame!

Channel 3 viewers has passed along many suspicious emails, letters, and texts. And we thought they could be used as learning tools. So many people are reporting they received an email from their bank .. claiming their "personal information" needs to be updated. Banks don't send you emails to do that. It's part of something called "phishing". it's how people simply try to fool you into giving them your personal information.
We want to let you know we've assembled something called the "Hall of Shame". It's a collection of these bogus phishing attempts. So check it out. The more you know, the better off you are! See it HERE.