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Reports: Uber paid hackers to keep data breach affecting 57 million customers quiet
Reports: Uber paid hackers to keep data breach affecting 57 million customers quiet Computer Scams & ID Theft November 21, 2017
Uber reportedly paid hackers $100,000 to remove the data of 57 million customers they stole in a massive 2016 data breach, according…
Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls
Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls Scams & Rip-Offs November 20, 2017
Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat…
Why you may not have that lifetime national parks pass you ordered yet
Why you may not have that lifetime national parks pass you ordered yet Seniors & Retirees November 15, 2017
Some senior citizens who applied for — but have yet to receive — their lifetime passes to the nation's parks may…
TIAA Financial Center
Here’s why Clark is no longer recommending TIAA Investing & Retirement November 13, 2017
TIAA has long had a stellar reputation in the investment world as a careful steward of money belonging to clients…
TripAdvisor announces new badge for hotels where sex assaults were reported
TripAdvisor announces new badge for hotels where sex assaults were reported Scams & Rip-Offs November 9, 2017
Review website TripAdvisor has announced that it is adding a badge to hotels where sexual assaults have been alleged, according…
Your 401(k) and the tax bill: Contribution limits would remain untouched, but other changes may be coming
Your 401(k) and the tax bill: Contribution limits would remain untouched, but other changes may be coming 401k Plans And Payouts November 7, 2017
When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was unveiled by House Republicans last week, a lot of attention was dedicated…
Warning: New email scam targets Netflix subscribers
Warning: New email scam targets Netflix subscribers Scams & Rip-Offs November 6, 2017
We're getting word of a convincing new phishing scam that's targeting Netflix subscribers via email. According to the cyber security…
How to spot financial abuse of the elderly
How to spot financial abuse of the elderly Seniors & Retirees November 6, 2017
Each year, many seniors fall victim to credit card schemes, forged checks and bad investment scams. Not only are many…
11 hourlong gigs to earn extra money with your extra hour this weekend
11 hourlong gigs to earn extra money with your extra hour this weekend Work at Home & Telecommuting November 3, 2017
If you believe that time is money, you're probably happy about gaining an hour this weekend, when Daylight Saving Time…
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint Mobile & Electronics October 31, 2017
There's a new victim of identity fraud every two seconds, according to a study by Javelin Strategy & Research. And of course…
Holiday warning: Don’t pay to ship your pets through these bogus sites!
Holiday warning: Don’t pay to ship your pets through these bogus sites! Children & Pets October 30, 2017
If you're going to fly a furry friend with you during the holidays, be sure you're not falling to prey…
LuLaRoe accused of being pyramid scheme, faces $1 billion lawsuit
LuLaRoe accused of being pyramid scheme, faces $1 billion lawsuit Ponzi Schemes & Multi-Level Marketing October 30, 2017
A popular direct clothing sales company is the focus of not one, but two, class-action lawsuits accusing it of being…
Job alert: Whole Foods will hire 6,000 new employees on November 2
Job alert: Whole Foods will hire 6,000 new employees on November 2 Jobs & Employment October 30, 2017
Looking for a flexible job this holiday season that can last into the New Year and beyond? Whole Foods Market…
Warning: Have you received a call from this 877 number? It’s a scam!
Warning: Have you received a call from this 877 number? It’s a scam! Scams & Rip-Offs October 25, 2017
Scammers are using fake caller ID information to trick you into thinking they’re from the FTC — the government agency…
Criminal with stolen phone
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…
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 October 20, 2017
For the majority of Americans, technology is now at the center of pretty much everything we do, so much so that…
Medicare changes: Premiums going down in 2018, plus more ways for you to save
Medicare changes: Premiums going down in 2018, plus more ways for you to save Insurance October 19, 2017
If you're on Medicare, this is the time of year when you can change your Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription…
Packages ready for delivery
6 ways to stop package thieves from striking your home Scams & Rip-Offs October 18, 2017
With an ever-growing number of people shopping online, there are a lot of packages being delivered to people's homes. That's…
Northern California wildfires: Here’s how you can help
Northern California wildfires: Here’s how you can help Charity October 12, 2017
The death toll continues to rise in Northern California as fast-moving wildfires have caused widespread evacuations and destroyed more than…
Warning: False information about charities is spreading on Facebook
Warning: False information about charities is spreading on Facebook Scams & Rip-Offs October 11, 2017
Following natural disasters like Irma, Harvey and the California wildfires, Americans show their true spirit as they come together to…
Don’t make these 7 common retirement mistakes
Don’t make these 7 common retirement mistakes Money & Credit October 5, 2017
Financial planning and investing isn’t rocket science. It’s first and foremost about discipline. You set some goals, determine what needs…
How to put a credit freeze in place for your child
How to put a credit freeze in place for your child Money & Credit October 4, 2017
Are you worried that your child may be a victim of identity theft due to the Equifax data breach? Here's…
9 travel safety tips to protect you & your wallet
9 travel safety tips to protect you & your wallet Travel October 2, 2017
If you're planning a trip, either alone or with a group, here are some safety tips to make sure you…
Warning: This Netflix scam could empty your bank account
Warning: This Netflix scam could empty your bank account Scams & Rip-Offs September 27, 2017
If you have a Netflix account, you need to know about a convincing new scam that could leave you with…
How to help Puerto Rico
Hurricane aftermath: Here’s how you can help Puerto Rico Donating & Volunteering September 25, 2017
Days after Hurricanes Irma and Maria slammed into the island nation, Puerto Rico, an American territory made up of 3.4…
Protect your checking account | 10 tips to manage financial risks you may not even know about
Protect your checking account | 10 tips to manage financial risks you may not even know about Money & Credit September 20, 2017
Want lower fees, higher returns, more convenience and better customer service from your bank? Join our #SwitchDitchSave movement to make…
Equifax warning: These phone calls and messages are NOT from Equifax, they are scams
Equifax warning: These phone calls and messages are NOT from Equifax, they are scams Scams & Rip-Offs September 17, 2017
After Equifax failed to secure financial and other sensitive information belonging to 143 million U.S. consumers, it's no surprise that…
4 steps to avoiding ‘flood cars’ in the marketplace
4 steps to avoiding ‘flood cars’ in the marketplace Cars September 11, 2017
Anytime there's widespread flooding in the U.S., you have to be wary about 'flood cars' entering the used car market.…
Warning: 10 ways to spot Harvey relief scams
Warning: 10 ways to spot Harvey relief scams Scams & Rip-Offs August 31, 2017
People across the country and around the world are opening up their wallets to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.…
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