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Jini Thornton breaks down various romance scams people are running into online and how you or someone you know can avoid them.

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Jini Thornton is reminding listeners of safe practices to remember during this holiday season to protect yourself and your money against credit card fraud. 

Catfishing is on the rise and it’s costing Americans thousands of dollars. According to a new report by the Federal Trade Commission, more than 21,000 people fell victim to romance scams in 2018. That’s up significantly from 8,500 people in 2015. Text “RICKEY” to 71007 to join the Rickey Smiley Morning Show mobile club for […]

After last week’s post on financial scams ruining the Black community , I received an overwhelming amount of response. Between the several websites which adopted the post or created their own conversations around it, I read well over 100 comments presumably from other Black people reminding me of scams I left out. People proclaimed I […]

Despite the advancement we’ve endured over the last 50 years, generational poverty and financial illiteracy continue to run rampant in the Black community. We’ve been able to earn substantially more over time and yet fiscally we remain disproportionately behind our counterparts. If financial education tops the list for why a significant gap remains, I believe […]

Twenty five percent of all charitable giving is done during the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. While many of us use this time to give back and take advangtage of tax write offs, others utilize this time to scam unsuspecting do-gooders and exploit the kindness in all of us. The Federal Trade […]