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Scams & Rip-Offs

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…
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…
Empty Christmas boxes could tip off thieves to expensive gifts
Empty Christmas boxes could tip off thieves to expensive gifts Shopping & Retail December 27, 2016
Christmas has ended and all the packages have been unwrapped. Now, it’s time to throw all the boxes out. But…
Why you shouldn’t plug your phone into just any USB charging station
Why you shouldn’t plug your phone into just any USB charging station Mobile & Electronics December 23, 2016
We've all had that panic moment: when you realize your phone is about to die and you either don't have…
Warning: Thieves can steal your information while you’re waiting in line
Warning: Thieves can steal your information while you’re waiting in line Money & Credit December 22, 2016
While you're in line waiting to buy a gift, thieves could be waiting close by to steal your information. Read…
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…
Woman scammed out of $4,500 on Facebook
Woman scammed out of $4,500 on Facebook Mobile & Electronics December 21, 2016
Police in Miami Township, Ohio, are warning residents of a phishing scam on social media that has robbed at least one…
ATM malware warning: New threat can empty the machine of cash
ATM malware warning: New threat can empty the machine of cash Scams & Rip-Offs December 21, 2016
There's a new threat at the ATM this Christmas and it has nothing to do with skimming devices! Read more:…
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……
Amazon users targeted in new phishing scam aimed at stealing bank account details
Amazon users targeted in new phishing scam aimed at stealing bank account details Mobile & Electronics December 20, 2016
If you're one of the millions of Americans shopping online this holiday season, you need to be aware of some dangerous…
Online banking scam: This alert looks legit, but it’s malware that will steal your info!
Online banking scam: This alert looks legit, but it’s malware that will steal your info! Mobile & Electronics December 20, 2016
A new variant of Android malware that threatens your mobile banking safety is evolving and posing a threat, according to…
How to protect yourself from malicious Android apps
How to protect yourself from malicious Android apps Mobile & Electronics December 15, 2016
More than a million Google accounts have recently been hacked by malware. This…
Warning: Canceling a gym membership can be a total hassle
Warning: Canceling a gym membership can be a total hassle Health Clubs December 13, 2016
This is the time of the year when a lot of people start to think about their New Year’s resolutions…
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…
New report: Your Visa credit card can be hacked in just 6 seconds
New report: Your Visa credit card can be hacked in just 6 seconds Money & Credit December 12, 2016
Hackers may be able to figure out your entire credit or debit card number, expiration date and security code --…
AT&T agrees to $88 million refund for victims of mobile cramming
AT&T agrees to $88 million refund for victims of mobile cramming Mobile & Electronics December 12, 2016
Nearly three million current and former AT&T customers will be receiving a refund from the wireless provider for mobile cramming.…
Was Wells Fargo in cahoots with Prudential Insurance to open bogus life insurance policies?
Was Wells Fargo in cahoots with Prudential Insurance to open bogus life insurance policies? Insurance December 12, 2016
Wells Fargo has had one heck of a year. From the revelation that bank employees were opening up phantom accounts…
5 ways to spot Facebook contest scams
5 ways to spot Facebook contest scams Scams & Rip-Offs December 12, 2016
With the ever-increasing popularity of Facebook for personal, community and business sites, there’s been an uptick in the number of…
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…
Kroger warns shoppers of fake $60 off coupon
Kroger warns shoppers of fake $60 off coupon Scams & Rip-Offs December 7, 2016
Excited about the '$60 off' Kroger coupon that has been making the rounds on social media? Well, don't go on…
Scammers target donors helping Gatlinburg wildfire victims
Scammers target donors helping Gatlinburg wildfire victims Scams & Rip-Offs December 6, 2016
Scam artists are preying on the kindness of people who are donating to relief efforts for residents affected by wildfires…
That store-brand aloe vera may not contain what it promises!
That store-brand aloe vera may not contain what it promises! Health December 6, 2016
The next time your skin needs some soothing from this beloved green gel, think twice about which product your grab…
Warning: Do not buy these iPhone chargers
Warning: Do not buy these iPhone chargers Mobile & Electronics December 6, 2016
There’s a new warning about counterfeit iPhone chargers after an investigation found that 99% of them failed a basic safety…
Warning: The mystery shopper scam is back!
Warning: The mystery shopper scam is back! Scams & Rip-Offs December 2, 2016
With the holiday shopping season in full swing, people are looking for ways to make a little extra cash for their…
Social Security hands out small cost of living adjustment for 2017
Social Security hands out small cost of living adjustment for 2017 Money & Credit December 2, 2016
Social Security recipients will get a small bump in their monthly checks next year. But if you still have a…
Beware of these fake offers on Facebook that will steal your information
Beware of these fake offers on Facebook that will steal your information Mobile & Electronics December 2, 2016
Some type of new Facebook scam surfaces just about every day -- and there's never a shortage of fake deals…
Clarkrageous moment: Nike’s new $720 self-tying sneaker!
Clarkrageous moment: Nike’s new $720 self-tying sneaker! Scams & Rip-Offs December 2, 2016
Move over, Marty McFly! The self-lacing sneakers that debuted in the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II finally…
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…
Warning: Fake package notification could be dangerous malware
Warning: Fake package notification could be dangerous malware Scams & Rip-Offs November 30, 2016
With the holiday season in full swing, there's an old scam you need to be on the lookout for! We've…
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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