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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…
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 January 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…
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…
The key to preventing tax return identity theft is…
The key to preventing tax return identity theft is… Money & Credit January 26, 2017
Thinking about putting off filing your taxes for several more weeks? There's a compelling reason why you might not want…
The $14 car rental junk fee that’s so easy to avoid
The $14 car rental junk fee that’s so easy to avoid Cars January 26, 2017
Next time you're renting a car, be sure you're not being charged a refueling junk fee even after you refill…
Warning: The IRS phone scam is back and more sophisticated than ever
Warning: The IRS phone scam is back and more sophisticated than ever Scams & Rip-Offs January 25, 2017
I got a text from a friend of mine telling me about four phone calls he has received lately -- all claiming…
List: 44 Android apps infected with malware made their way to the Google Play store
List: 44 Android apps infected with malware made their way to the Google Play store Mobile & Electronics January 25, 2017
If you downloaded any camera apps recently from the Google Play store, you'll want to check to make sure they're…
Former Wells Fargo employees: Customers blamed and charged for bank’s mortgage delays
Former Wells Fargo employees: Customers blamed and charged for bank’s mortgage delays Money & Credit January 24, 2017
The Wells Fargo saga continues --with the latest report claiming customers were forced to pay hefty fees associated with mortgage delays,…
Warning: This is not the utility company calling you!
Warning: This is not the utility company calling you! Scams & Rip-Offs January 24, 2017
A financially devastating utility scam that Clark warned you about a couple of years ago is back this winter -- and…
Western Union agrees to pay $586M after agents helped thieves process fraud payments
Western Union agrees to pay $586M after agents helped thieves process fraud payments Money & Credit January 20, 2017
Consumers who think they were affected by fraud perpetrated by Western Union agents should visit the Department of Justice’s victim website to…
Warning: New Gmail scam is tricking people into handing over their info to criminals
Warning: New Gmail scam is tricking people into handing over their info to criminals Mobile & Electronics January 17, 2017
If you have a Gmail account, you need to be aware of a scary new scam that's tricking people into…
Warning: This Netflix email requesting your info is a scam that will steal your money
Warning: This Netflix email requesting your info is a scam that will steal your money Scams & Rip-Offs January 16, 2017
While criminals are finding new ways to target consumers every day, there's one type of scam that continues to work over and…
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…
Woman loses $2,900 by cardless transaction fraud at Chase ATM
Woman loses $2,900 by cardless transaction fraud at Chase ATM Money & Credit January 9, 2017
Using your mobile phone to withdraw money at an ATM instead of a traditional card can carry with it some…
How to spot fake coupons online
How to spot fake coupons online Scams & Rip-Offs January 8, 2017
Fake coupons have become more prevalent as more and more companies offer discounts and deals online -- but how do…
How to scam-proof your taxes
How to scam-proof your taxes Money & Credit January 5, 2017
Happy New Year, it’s tax fraud season again! This may not be what you want to hear this week, but…
Warning: How to spot fake Michael Kors, Nike, UGG shopping websites
Warning: How to spot fake Michael Kors, Nike, UGG shopping websites Scams & Rip-Offs January 5, 2017
Next time you’re shopping online, don’t fall prey to the criminals who set up fake websites to steal your info…
Credit bureaus fined over deceptive credit score marketing practices
Credit bureaus fined over deceptive credit score marketing practices Money & Credit January 4, 2017
If you've ever felt like you've gotten a raw deal from the major credit bureaus, you could have some money…
Credit bureaus fined over deceptive credit score marketing practices
Top 7 Facebook scams of 2016 Scams & Rip-Offs December 31, 2016
Facebook can be a great place to stay in touch with family, connect with old and new friends and read…
How to secure and wipe your devices clean before you get rid of them
How to secure and wipe your devices clean before you get rid of them Mobile & Electronics December 30, 2016
For the majority of Americans, technology is now at the center of pretty much everything we do, so much so that…
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…
Why you need 2-factor authentication on every online account
Why you need 2-factor authentication on every online account Mobile & Electronics December 30, 2016
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers that even difficult-to-hack passwords aren't enough to stop scammers these days. 'That’s why the Better…
Warning: This text message scam will steal your bank info
Warning: This text message scam will steal your bank info Scams & Rip-Offs December 28, 2016
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers about a new text message scam that's fooling people into sharing their…
Warning: Do not fall for a timeshare scam
Warning: Do not fall for a timeshare scam Scams & Rip-Offs December 27, 2016
Timeshare property owners have lost at least $15 million in a timeshare reselling scheme, the Federal Trade Commission said.  According to the…
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