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Warning: IRS scammers sending fake notices through the mail to steal your money
Warning: IRS scammers sending fake notices through the mail to steal your money Scams & Rip-Offs April 1, 2017
Criminals are constantly finding new ways to con Americans out of money, and the latest attempt involves thieves claiming to be…
Beware of Facebook friend request scam that will steal your info!
Beware of Facebook friend request scam that will steal your info! Scams & Rip-Offs March 31, 2017
If you receive a Facebook friend request from a friend or family member you're already friends with, don't click! Here's…
Coupon scam: Aldi warns customers of fake offers on Facebook
Coupon scam: Aldi warns customers of fake offers on Facebook Scams & Rip-Offs March 28, 2017
Fake coupons for low-cost grocery store ALDI have been making the rounds again on Facebook and could give computers viruses.…
Warning: This fake tech support scam will give criminals access to your computer
Warning: This fake tech support scam will give criminals access to your computer Scams & Rip-Offs March 27, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with the Florida attorney general, announced an operation a few months ago that successfully shut down a…
Dangers of debit: 10 places to never use a debit card!
Dangers of debit: 10 places to never use a debit card! Money & Credit March 26, 2017
A lot of people stick with a debit card as a way to control their spending and avoid racking up big…
Warning: Don’t fall for this fake Walmart gift card scam!
Warning: Don’t fall for this fake Walmart gift card scam! Scams & Rip-Offs March 23, 2017
You probably get promotional offers in the mail all the time -- from various retailers, stores, restaurants and other companies --…
What you don’t know about air duct cleaning can hurt you
What you don’t know about air duct cleaning can hurt you Homes & Real Estate March 22, 2017
'Tis the season for a little spring cleaning! If it's been a while since your last air duct cleaning, you're…
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint Mobile & Electronics March 21, 2017
There's a new victim of identity fraud every two seconds, according to a study by Javelin Strategy & Research. Almost everything you…
Thermal heat imaging cameras can capture your phone’s secret PIN
Thermal heat imaging cameras can capture your phone’s secret PIN Mobile & Electronics March 13, 2017
The criminals just keep on getting more and more advanced in their ability to compromise your expectation of mobile privacy.…
How to make some serious extra cash with focus groups
How to make some serious extra cash with focus groups Jobs & Military March 8, 2017
If you want to bring in extra money without a long-term commitment, then you might want to look into participating in a…
Warning: New Apple ID scam will give hackers access to your account, device
Warning: New Apple ID scam will give hackers access to your account, device Mobile & Electronics March 3, 2017
For whatever reason, smartphones have caused people to let their guard down -- and scammers are taking advantage of the…
HHGregg faces lawsuit over incentive bonuses from 70 managers
HHGregg faces lawsuit over incentive bonuses from 70 managers Insurance February 28, 2017
HHGregg is in the news a lot these days, but here's a story about the beleaguered retailer that you're probably…
Don’t ‘like’ a post or page on Facebook without reading this first
Don’t ‘like’ a post or page on Facebook without reading this first Mobile & Electronics February 27, 2017
We've all seen a lot of emotional posts and images on Facebook -- and it's almost second nature for many people to 'like'…
Warning: Massive data leak may have exposed your personal info from thousands of sites
Warning: Massive data leak may have exposed your personal info from thousands of sites Mobile & Electronics February 25, 2017
Another day, another data breach -- and this time it involves a security flaw found in a major web services…
How to make sure someone doesn’t steal your tax refund
How to make sure someone doesn’t steal your tax refund Money & Credit February 23, 2017
Americans taxpayers are too lax about identity theft, according to CyberScout. Read more: 2017 estimated tax refund schedule Don't fall prey…
The dangers of using public WiFi for tax e-filing
The dangers of using public WiFi for tax e-filing Money & Credit February 23, 2017
If you're using online tax-prep software to file your returns, I want you to be sure you don't do it…
Watch out for this JetBlue scam on Facebook
Watch out for this JetBlue scam on Facebook Travel February 17, 2017
The scammers are it again and this time they've got the crosshairs on unsuspecting Facebook users lured in by the…
Yahoo warns users that their email accounts may have been hacked, again
Yahoo warns users that their email accounts may have been hacked, again Mobile & Electronics February 16, 2017
For the third time in less than six months, Yahoo is warning users that their email accounts may have been…
Busted: Money mule for fake IRS phone scammers in India faces FTC heat
Busted: Money mule for fake IRS phone scammers in India faces FTC heat Scams & Rip-Offs February 16, 2017
Finally! A Florida-based man who worked overtime with overseas scammers to get your money is getting what he deserves... Read…
How to have that end-of-life financial discussion with your elderly loved ones
How to have that end-of-life financial discussion with your elderly loved ones Money & Credit February 16, 2017
Readers of People magazine were recently wowed by the touching story of a California man who cared for his elderly…
Every three hours, an online dater gets scammed
Every three hours, an online dater gets scammed Scams & Rip-Offs February 15, 2017
In today's digitally-connected world, online dating has become more popular than ever. In fact, more than 15% of American adults say…
Warning: 5 Valentine’s Day scams your wallet will NOT love!
Warning: 5 Valentine’s Day scams your wallet will NOT love! Scams & Rip-Offs February 14, 2017
Valentine’s Day is a popular time for people who are hoping to find love online. But while you might be looking…
Warning: Scammers are using text messages to steal your bank info
Warning: Scammers are using text messages to steal your bank info Scams & Rip-Offs February 7, 2017
Mobile text alerts are a convenient way to stay on top of your balance, deposits, payments and suspicious activity on your…
Warning: These fake iPhone shopping apps look just like the real thing
Warning: These fake iPhone shopping apps look just like the real thing Scams & Rip-Offs February 3, 2017
Hundreds of fake iPhone retail apps have started appearing in the Apple App…
Looking for Facebook customer service help? Don’t call this number!
Looking for Facebook customer service help? Don’t call this number! Mobile & Electronics February 1, 2017
Facebook now has nearly 1.8 billion active users, and counting -- so how could the social media giant possibly keep up…
How to prevent credit card fraud from happening to you
How to prevent credit card fraud from happening to you Credit & Debit Cards February 1, 2017
We have new security features on our credit cards, but are they actually working? And what can we do to…
This iPhone scam is tricking people into handing over their Apple ID and password
This iPhone scam is tricking people into handing over their Apple ID and password Mobile & Electronics January 31, 2017
If you or someone you know has an iPhone, there’s a new version of a classic phishing scam that Clark…
Warning: If you get this phone call, do not answer ‘yes’
Warning: If you get this phone call, do not answer ‘yes’ Scams & Rip-Offs January 30, 2017
You answer the phone and the person on the other end says, 'can you hear me?' Seems harmless -- in…
Never order anything from these online retailers
Never order anything from these online retailers Mobile & Electronics January 27, 2017
If something seems too good to be true… In the past few years, several online clothing retailers have popped up,…
3 ways to avoid tax fraud
3 ways to avoid tax fraud Money & Credit January 26, 2017
Tax season has arrived — and unfortunately, that means scammers are on the prowl! So what do you need to know…
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