‘Tis the season for spending time with family and friends, and for finally revving up your holiday shopping. But as you’re making your list (and checking it twice), and running all over Tuscaloosa and Northport to make your purchases, remember: Scammers are out there, and they’d like nothing more than to take advantage of our spirit of giving.
With this in mind, Attorney General Luther Strange issued a reminder to everyone, including local residents.
“The best protection against scams and crimes of opportunity is not to be caught by surprise by scammers and thieves,” said Strange.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is making another campaign stop in Alabama. Trump will hold a rally at the BJCC this Saturday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m.
Secretary of State John Merrill confirmed Trump’s upcoming visit.
“I am confident that Mr. Trump’s appearance will be welcomed with enthusiasm, just as it was in Mobile,” said Merrill.
The City of Tuscaloosa is doing quite well, according to an analysis by the New York personal finance company SmartAsset, which just released its list of the Top 10 Places Where Poverty is falling the fastest.
Tuscaloosa comes in at number nine on the list – with poverty rates that have “plummeted” since 2005, even as poverty rates nationwide (and particularly in major metropolitan areas) has increased.