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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…
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…
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