Watch Out For Scammers

While many Floridians are doing their best to stay safe during this crisis, others are unfortunately on the prowl to scam those who are vulnerable. One of the many scams that authorities are encouraging people to watch out for our credit scams.

Experian's Rod Griffin says, "Talk to your lender if you were affected by COVID-19. You may be able to put your accounts in forbearance or deferment, meaning you won't have to make those payments during that time, and your credit will be protected."

Griffin adds, the forbearance lasts for weeks but can be extended as needed.

With the help of the federal CARE Act, you may also be able to skip mortgage payments without it affecting your credit, but the key is keeping in contact with your lender." -