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Been harassed by ‘free cruise’ robocalls? Here’s how you could score $500 per call
Been harassed by ‘free cruise’ robocalls? Here’s how you could score $500 per call Money & Credit January 19, 2017
Did you fend off robocalls promising a 'free cruise' back in 2011? You could end up pocketing $500 per call. …
This website makes your personal info available to anyone: Here’s how to remove it!
This website makes your personal info available to anyone: Here’s how to remove it! Protect Your Identity January 17, 2017
A lot of people are alarmed by a free genealogy website that’s putting your personal information out there for anyone to…
Spora: The new ransomware that hijacks your computer
Spora: The new ransomware that hijacks your computer Mobile & Electronics January 13, 2017
A new variation of ransomware has been turned loose and it's even more capable of locking up your computer from…
Top 10 scams coming after your money!
Top 10 scams coming after your money! Scams & Rip-Offs January 12, 2017
Scammers are always out to steal your personal information and money -- and 2016 was no exception. Recently, the Better…
Could what your Amazon Alexa overhears be used against you?
Could what your Amazon Alexa overhears be used against you? Mobile & Electronics January 10, 2017
Have you seen the Geico ad with the talking parrot? A 19th-century ship is boarded, the captain surrounded by pirates.…
RECALL: 41 models of Toshiba laptops pose fire and burn threat because of battery
RECALL: 41 models of Toshiba laptops pose fire and burn threat because of battery Mobile & Electronics January 4, 2017
Toshiba has expanded a recall first issued in March 2016 after continuing reports of the battery packs in its laptops…
Cat food recall includes 9Lives, Special Kitty, EverPet products
Cat food recall includes 9Lives, Special Kitty, EverPet products Life January 4, 2017
If Fluffy is looking a little sickly, this might be the reason why... Read more: Buyer beware: That new leather…
7 ways to protect your money, even from your own bank
7 ways to protect your money, even from your own bank Money & Credit December 30, 2016
When it comes to protecting your money, we're typically talking about protecting it from criminals, like identity thieves who steal your…
FTC: Verizon customers still being spied on by ‘supercookie’ ad partner
FTC: Verizon customers still being spied on by ‘supercookie’ ad partner Mobile & Electronics December 28, 2016
Bad news for Verizon customers who opted out of the company's 'supercookie' tracking back in 2015 — you're likely to…
Warning: Donating your stuff could leave you open to identity theft
Warning: Donating your stuff could leave you open to identity theft Protect Your Rights & Identity December 27, 2016
Before you donate your household goods to a charity, you need to take certain measures to protect yourself from potential…
Have you Googled yourself lately? Here’s why you should
Have you Googled yourself lately? Here’s why you should Mobile & Electronics December 26, 2016
The top Google searches this year have ranged from President Elect Donald Trump to Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps -- but…
Easy way to find out if there’s a recall on your car
Easy way to find out if there’s a recall on your car Cars December 21, 2016
If you're concerned with auto safety, the government now has a notification e-mail system that will alert you to recalls…
An old cash prize scam is back, and it’s coming for your smartphone
An old cash prize scam is back, and it’s coming for your smartphone Scams & Rip-Offs December 21, 2016
'You've won $1 million! All you have to do is send us a small fee and we'll wire you the…
The #1 way to prevent identity theft at medical offices
The #1 way to prevent identity theft at medical offices Protect Your Rights & Identity December 21, 2016
Identity theft at doctor's offices, hospitals and other medical providers is booming. But there is a way to protect yourself……
In case you missed any, these 19 foods were recalled in 2016
In case you missed any, these 19 foods were recalled in 2016 Shopping & Retail December 15, 2016
There have been so many food recalls in 2016 that it's been hard to keep up with the dangers that…
Yahoo confirms hack of 1 billion accounts, users’ personal information at risk
Yahoo confirms hack of 1 billion accounts, users’ personal information at risk Mobile & Electronics December 15, 2016
Yahoo was hacked again -- and this time, it involves a lot more accounts. 1 billion Yahoo accounts hacked The…
Want the most secure messaging possible? Download this free app
Want the most secure messaging possible? Download this free app Mobile & Electronics December 13, 2016
The greatest breach of your privacy may be through your smartphone. But there are plenty of ways you can limit…
Cuisinart recalls 8 million food processors
Cuisinart recalls 8 million food processors Shopping & Retail December 13, 2016
About 8 million Cuisinart food processors are being recalled because the product's riveted blade can crack over time and cause…
Quest Diagnostics hack exposes health info of 34K patients
Quest Diagnostics hack exposes health info of 34K patients Protect Your Rights & Identity December 13, 2016
Quest Diagnostics is investigating after 34,000 personal health records were recently hacked.  In a news release, the New Jersey-based medical lab…
Samsung to disable Galaxy Note 7 devices on December 19
Samsung to disable Galaxy Note 7 devices on December 19 Mobile & Electronics December 12, 2016
In an effort to get U.S. customers to turn off their devices, Samsung will be issuing a software update next…
Great Value, other brand mac & cheese recalled
Great Value, other brand mac & cheese recalled Health December 12, 2016
An Illinois company has issued a recall of its mac and cheese cups. Read more: Recall expanded to include nearly 2…
Yankee Candle issues recall over safety concerns
Yankee Candle issues recall over safety concerns Shopping & Retail December 12, 2016
Yankee Candle is recalling about 31,000 candles in the United States due to safety concerns, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has…
This free app blocks IRS scam phone calls
This free app blocks IRS scam phone calls Protect Your Identity December 11, 2016
If you're looking for a way to protect yourself from fraudulent IRS scam calls that threaten you and demand your financial information…
Gifting a ‘smart’ device? Here’s how to keep its recipient from getting hacked
Gifting a ‘smart’ device? Here’s how to keep its recipient from getting hacked Mobile & Electronics December 8, 2016
In October 2016, there was a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that caused serious traffic issues at major internet…
Are your kids’ toys threatening their privacy?
Are your kids’ toys threatening their privacy? Holiday Shopping December 7, 2016
Is Santa spying on your kids? A set of consumer groups think so and are petitioning the Federal Trade Commission…
Uber can now track your location after you’ve been dropped off
Uber can now track your location after you’ve been dropped off Mobile & Electronics December 5, 2016
A new update on the ride-sharing app Uber has some users upset and creeped out. Uber app now tracks users'…
Recall expanded to include nearly 2 million pounds of chicken
Recall expanded to include nearly 2 million pounds of chicken Health December 5, 2016
A recall that initially involved less than 18,000 pounds of chicken has ballooned to include nearly 2 million pounds of…
Watch out for this Dollar General scam that is going viral
Watch out for this Dollar General scam that is going viral Scams & Rip-Offs December 2, 2016
If you're someone who loves a great deal and saving money, you're probably always on the lookout for coupons. But not all coupons…
Trader Joe’s hummus recalled over listeria fears
Trader Joe’s hummus recalled over listeria fears Shopping & Retail December 2, 2016
Just days after Sabra recalled its popular hummus due to concerns over Listeria monocytogenes, the Food and Drug Administration has announced a…
Report: 1 million Google accounts hacked by new malware
Report: 1 million Google accounts hacked by new malware Mobile & Electronics November 30, 2016
Check Point Software Technologies today revealed a data breach that's hit an estimated 1 million Google accounts around the world.…
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