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Computer Scams & ID Theft

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Don’t fall victim to this fake ransom scam Scams & Rip-Offs October 24, 2017
Criminals are using technology to scam people out of their money via virtual kidnappings, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warns.…
Scam alert: Fake email from your bank could rob you blind
Scam alert: Fake email from your bank could rob you blind Mobile & Electronics October 22, 2017
A new email purporting to be from Bank of America claims that your online ID is about to be terminated…
Woman allegedly fakes cancer, raises more than $38,000 in crowdfunding
Woman allegedly fakes cancer, raises more than $38,000 in crowdfunding Charity May 8, 2017
An Alabama woman is accused of lying about having terminal cancer in order to bilk people out of nearly $40,000…
Beware of $50 Mother’s Day Lowe’s coupon scam on Facebook
Beware of $50 Mother’s Day Lowe’s coupon scam on Facebook Computer Scams & ID Theft April 24, 2017
Watch out! Another Facebook scam is making the rounds. This time it has to do with Lowe's Home Improvement. Read…
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…
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…
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…
Facebook will not charge you to keep your profile private
Facebook will not charge you to keep your profile private Mobile & Electronics February 3, 2017
Some old Facebook scams aremaking the rounds again! If you see a status update about Facebook coming for your photos…
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…
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…
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 minetelling me about four phone calls hehas received lately -- all claiming…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
How to avoid Cyber Monday traps
How to avoid Cyber Monday traps Scams & Rip-Offs November 28, 2016
This Black Friday, millions of shoppers madethe final seconds of a close football game look like a store window filled…
Warning: Christmas gift exchange scam making the rounds on Facebook
Warning: Christmas gift exchange scam making the rounds on Facebook Scams & Rip-Offs November 22, 2016
A familiar scam is making the rounds on Facebook, just in time for the holidays. Authorities are warning the site's…
Warning: That urgent email from your boss could be a scam!
Warning: That urgent email from your boss could be a scam! Scams & Rip-Offs October 31, 2016
It’s much easier to steal $1 million from one person than $1 from a million people, so naturally that’s where…
IRS phone scammers busted after stealing over $300 million
IRS phone scammers busted after stealing over $300 million Scams & Rip-Offs October 29, 2016
The IRS phone scamis basically the bestgift that keeps on giving for criminals -- as more and more Americans are…
10 most virus-prone online celebrity searches
10 most virus-prone online celebrity searches Mobile & Electronics October 13, 2016
Comedian Amy Schumer tops a new list of the most dangerous celebrities in cyberspace, according to anti-virus software company McAfee.…
Hackers may have access to your mobile banking app without you having a clue
Hackers may have access to your mobile banking app without you having a clue Mobile & Electronics September 16, 2016
When we talk about protecting your money, debit and credit card fraud have always been one of the primary concerns.…
Watch out for this scam if you follow banks on Instagram
Watch out for this scam if you follow banks on Instagram Scams & Rip-Offs August 29, 2016
There are lots of good reasons to follow companies on social media — to gain insight into the brand’s priorities,…
How to protect your kids from dangerous criminals online
How to protect your kids from dangerous criminals online Mobile & Electronics August 10, 2016
Picture this: The car is full. You’re navigating by the side mirrors while doing a mental inventory of everything you…
Beware Zika mosquito repellent product scams
Beware Zika mosquito repellent product scams Scams & Rip-Offs August 8, 2016
Dozens of companies are marketing their products as “Zika-protectives” to entice buyers to fall for the latest craze. Many of…
Beware of these identity theft hot spots on campus
Beware of these identity theft hot spots on campus Protect Your Identity July 28, 2016
When you're off to college, the thought of identity theft is probably the last thing on your mind. But it…
How to recover emails from a Gmail hack
How to recover emails from a Gmail hack Scams & Rip-Offs July 28, 2016
Read more: Easy way to know if your account has been compromised Why you need to turn paper statements back…
Heads up: How to avoid the PayPal confirmation scam
Heads up: How to avoid the PayPal confirmation scam Computer Scams & ID Theft July 26, 2016
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3 things to do right now to protect your computers from malware
3 things to do right now to protect your computers from malware Mobile & Electronics June 24, 2016
Read more: Beat the ransomware that holds your phone hostage for money Technology | Protect Your Computer & Data Most…
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