Last Updated 04-14-2019

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"You don’t make the poor richer, by making the rich poorer." - Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.


From the City of Wyoming:

If you missed our prescription drug take back event in October, no worries! Area residents can drop items off year-round at our Police Department, 2300 DeHoop. And thanks to our friends at Rite Aid, we have a shiny new drop box in the lobby that's ready and waiting for your unused and expired prescriptions.

For more information, visit the County's Safe Homes site.


The U.S. Government has created a website to help you avoid scams online. onguardonline.gov and Internet scams can be reported to the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center.


The I.R.S.; D.E.A.; F.B.I.; Immigration; State Police; Sheriff; City Police; Courts & Court Employees, And All Other Federal, State, And Local Government Agencies Will Not Send You An Email, Text, Or Call You On The Phone And Ask For Money Or Else You Or A Loved One Will Go To Jail ! Nor Will They Claim To Help You Fill Out A Will, Court Document, Or Any Type Of Form Without Contacting You By U.S. Mail First ! !


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6 FTC Consumer Alert Short Articles:
    Online Security; - - New 04-14-19
    Check your child's credit history; - - New 03-10-19
    Netflix phishing scam: Don’t take the bait;
    Keep hackers out of your home;
    Do not use Facebook to log on to other sites;
    New Medicare cards coming.

Thieves Create False Identities Using Child's S. S. Number
Keep Financial Information Safer on Your Phone
Latest Hacker Target: Cell-Phone Accounts
Fake Unemployment Claims On Rise In Michigan;
Five Things You Must Do If Your ID Is Stolen
Tax Return Identity Theft;
Protecting Dead Relatives Identity;
Hackers Target Bank Accounts Through Your Phone;
Good Advice to Help Stop Phishing;
Prevent I.D. Theft After A Loved One Dies;
New Form of Identity Fraud Soars as Crooks Switch Tactics;
What’s left behind: Junkyard identity theft
Don’t Always Share Everything With Facebook
Crooks Have a New Way to Break into Cars
Your Fingerprint Won’t Protect Your Accounts
Cyber Thieves May Have Your Social Security
Protect Your Password
Protect Yourself After A Data Breach
What To Do After A Personal Data Breach;
Personal Information Safety Tips;
Simple tips to avoid identity theft;
These Articles And More On Our Identity-Theft Protection page.

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Michigan’s Upper Peninsula marvels; - - New 03-31 19 - -
Most Famous Person From Each Of Michigan's 83 Counties - - New 03-24-19 - -;
Michigan Facts and Trivia from 50States.com; - New 02-24-19 -
1900s U.P. Earthquakes Twisted Train Tracks, Rocked Ships in Lake Superior - - New 02-03-19 - -;
Things You Never Knew About The Great Lakes;
7 Facts About Earthquakes In Michigan;
Little Quirks
2018 Michigan Milestones
Famous Faces Who Were Born In Grand Rapids;
Ghost Towns Of The Upper Peninsula;
10 More People Added To 'Born in Michigan' on 04-23-17;
Tiny Cities;
The History of the USS Michigan;
Michigan’s Super-Power Steam Locomotives;
Can you pass this Michigan quiz?
Fun Facts About Left-Handed People That You Didn’t Know;
Around Michigan;
A Tale Of The Tallest Order; (Gold in Lake Michigan.)
Aircraft Carriers On Lake Michigan;
More Michigan Random facts;
Great Lakes Fun Facts: Lake Ontario;
Lake Erie;
Lake Michigan;
Lake Huron;
Lake Superior;
What's in a Name?
  • Go to the Fun Facts About Michigan Page.
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    4 Active Scam Short Articles;
          Trying to make cash off robocalls? - - New 03-17-19 - -
          FTC Halts Phantom Debt Collection Scheme
          Get-rich scheme sold to wannabe Amazon sellers
          Watch Out For These New Tax Scams

    Blue Cross Warns of Telemarketing Prescription Scam - - NEW 02-17-19 - -
    Fake calls about your SSN;
    Asked to pay by gift card? Don't!;
    Shimming; The New Way Thieves Can Steal Your Card Data;
    State Says Skimmers Still A Problem At Michigan Gas Pumps. Card skimmer found at Byron Township gas station July 17, 2018!; Updated 07-22-18. Hidden Gas Pump Card Skimmers;
    More Victims In Home Buying Wire Scams ;
    Business Hacked, Phony Invoices Sent To Clients
    Smartphone Scam Targets Victims;
    Craigslist Renters Rent The Same Home;
    Youtube Video Tricking Consumers On How To Pay Bills Using     Social Security Numbers;
    Hotel Front Desk Credit Card Scam;
    State Treasury Officials Warn Of Summertime Scams;
    Scammers Steal Donated Rewards Or Claim They Are
    Government Workers

    Student Loan Repayment Scams
    Another Gas Pump Skimmer Found In Howell June 14th ! !
    FBI Warns Phony Job Scam Targeting College Students;
    State Agency Says Skimmers Still A Problem At Michigan Gas Pumps;
    Dial Back Scam Hitting Cell Phones;
    The 5 Worst Social Security Scams;
    Car Buyer Note On Windshield Scam;
    Caller Demanding Money or You/Family Member Will Go To Jail Scam;
  • Read These Articles And Many More On Our Active Scam Page.
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    Help Avoid Online Order Slow- Or No-Shows;
    10 Personal Finance Short Articles;
    Identity thieves still abuse your accounts despite credit freezes;
    What to Do If Florence Hits Your Home;
    How To Safeguard Your Own Credit And Save $120 A Year;
    5 Signs You Have Too Much Debt;
    6 Last-Minute Retirement Planning Strategies;
    How Auto Insurers Trick You with Their Language;
    5 Common Mistakes That Can Sink Credit Score;
    Why NFL Players Lose Their Money;
    How to Talk About Getting a Will;
    Reverse Effects;
    10 Tricky Terms: Deciphering Credit Card Language;
    Avoid Costly Credit Card Balance Transfer Mistakes;
    Surprising Things Homeowners Insurance Covers!
    Surprising Taxes on IRAs;
    Things That Could Get Your Homeowner’s Insurance Canceled Or Your Rates Dramatically Increased;
    Good News For Low And Moderate Income Americans;
    "Zombie Debt” Collectors Are Digging Up Old Debts
    Had To Pay Income Tax This Year? Ideas To Pay Less!
    Budgeting Info and Downloadable Interactive Forms;
    Plus Many Other Articles.
  • Go To our Personal Finance & Basic Investing Page.
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    Your Vote Counts, America!
    Protect The Most Important Document In American History
    Confident
    The Responsibility Of The American Believer
    The Importance of Morality and Religion in Government
    The Heart Of The Issue
    America’s Gift Of Government
    Taking America’s Temperature
    What Most People Don’t Know About The Rise Of America’s Counter-Culture
    Following Our Moral Compass
    The Key to Preserving AMERICA
    Reclaiming Our Nation’s Heritage
    Sen. Sasse Gives History Lesson on American Exceptionalism
    God’s Plan for America’s Comeback
    The Ultimate History Lesson
    A History of The 4th of July
    The Leadership Of George Washington
    Sweet Liberty
    Worth Fighting For
    The Fabric of America
    Freedom’s Rising Sun
    The Lighthouse of America
    There’s No Need for “Separation” Anxiety
    America's Godly History
    Take A Stand

  • Visit our America's Godly History page
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    Cell Phones Thrown In The Trash Are Exploding, Causing Fires
    Recycling Automotive Fluids & Home Workshop Items
    Recycling Stations Offer Collection Boxes For Nonworking Holiday Lights
    How Do You Recycle Old Cds, Dvds And Cassette Tapes?
    Kent County Recycling Centers Addresses, Hours, And Info.
    Drug-Free Drains - Where To Safely Dispose Of Left Over Drugs
    Target Offers Customers Easy Way To Recycle
    Home Depot Recycles CFL Bulbs and Rechargeable Batteries
    Battery Recycling
    Curb Side Household Recycling Pickup Services In Kent County
    The Paper Gator Recycles Paper & Magazines
  • Go to our Household Recycling page.
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    New Uses For Old Aluminum Foil;
    6 Common Home-Maintenance Goofs;
    House Noises You Should Never Ignore;
    8 Easy To Make Homeowner Mistakes
    Whimsical, Practical, & Interesting Hint Sight;
    Removing Recessed Light Bulbs;
    Download Digital User / Owner Manuals;

    Reusing Pill Containers & Water Bottles;
    New Uses For Old Aluminum Foil;
    Email Question – Is It Safe To Use E-15 In My Car?;
    Cleaning rusty tools;
    Today's Dishwasher Detergents Are Less Effective;
    From an email question - Oil Change Recomendations;
    Keeping your house cool;
    CFL Bulbs and the Facts;
    Unclogging Toilets and Drains;
    MSHDA PIP Loan Program For Homeowners & Landlords;
  • Visit our Household Hints page.
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    States Stealing Little-Used Accounts;
    Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits;
    Did You Get Your IRS Refund Check?;
    Web Sites to Search for Unclaimed $$$;
  • Go to Unclaimed Money, Refunds, & Forgotten Accounts page.
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    Grand Rapids & Wyoming Yard Waste Drop-Off Sites Open Soon!
    Kent County's Waste Management Options & Alternatives
    Wyoming Public Service Center Yard Waste Site
    For Profit Curbside Pickup Services
    For Profit Drop Off Sites
  • Visit our Yard Waste Recycling page.
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    9 Ways To Keep Your Windows Computer Safe.
    Who Needs a Geek Squad?
    Before You Make Major Changes To Your Computer;
    Disinfect Files, Emails, & Disk Drives Without Opening Them;
    Basic Computer Maintenance for Regular People.
    Spilled Coffee On My Keyboard/Mouse/Cell Phone……
    Gunk All Over My Laptop’s Screen
  • Go to our I. C. E. for computers page.
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    DO YOU LIKE TO BUY AMERICAN? Check out this website - Made In The USA Forever.com


    Recycle Consumer Electronics for Gift Cards!
  • Click here to find out how.
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    THERE IS HELP AVAILABLE FOR FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE UNEMPLOYED, UNDER-EMPLOYED, OR OVERWHELLMED.

    If you need assistance with food, special dietary needs, or help getting on government programs; call (616) 885-9919 or click on the
  • Link to: FAMILY NETWORK OF WYOMING.

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