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Warning: Sophisticated new twist to old Facebook scam
Warning: Sophisticated new twist to old Facebook scam Scams & Rip-Offs April 27, 2017
A Facebook friend request scam that Clark has been telling you about for a few years just got more sophisticated.…
UPS and FedEx trucks
UPS and FedEx warning: Beware of deliveries you didn’t order Scams & Rip-Offs April 25, 2017
UPS and FedEx are contending with a new wrinkle in package scams that involves fraudulently ordered electronics being returned to…
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…
5 ways student loans can limit your life choices
5 ways student loans can limit your life choices College & University April 20, 2017
When you’re in school trying to earn a college degree, taking out student loans may feel like a no-brainer. You…
Warning: Don’t fall for this Nintento Switch emulator scam
Warning: Don’t fall for this Nintento Switch emulator scam Counterfeit & Phony Payments April 18, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning consumers not to fall for ads touting emulators that allows gamers to play…
The IRS is now using private debt collectors: What you need to know to protect yourself
The IRS is now using private debt collectors: What you need to know to protect yourself Scams & Rip-Offs April 11, 2017
For years, the general rule of thumb for avoiding an IRS phone scam was reassurance from the Internal Revenue Service…
7 worst tax scams you need to watch out for
7 worst tax scams you need to watch out for Scams & Rip-Offs April 9, 2017
IRS scammers are working overtime this season in an attempt to steal your identity and money! Here are a few…
Warning: Dangerous new ATM skimmers could empty your bank account
Warning: Dangerous new ATM skimmers could empty your bank account Scams & Rip-Offs April 8, 2017
An alarming new report found there was a 70% increase in the number of debit cards compromised at ATMs and…
Medicare card
Warning: New phone scam targets anyone with a Medicare card Scams & Rip-Offs April 4, 2017
There’s a sneaky new scam targeting Medicare card holders, according to a special alert from AARP’s Fraud Watch Network. The…
Warning: IRS scammers sending fake notices through the mail to steal your money
Warning: IRS scammers sending fake notices through the mail to steal your money Scams & Rip-Offs April 1, 2017
Criminals are constantly finding new ways to con Americans out of money, and the latest attempt involves thieves claiming to be…
Beware of Facebook friend request scam that will steal your info!
Beware of Facebook friend request scam that will steal your info! Scams & Rip-Offs March 31, 2017
If you receive a Facebook friend request from a friend or family member you're already friends with, don't click! Here's…
Coupon scam: Aldi warns customers of fake offers on Facebook
Coupon scam: Aldi warns customers of fake offers on Facebook Scams & Rip-Offs March 28, 2017
Fake coupons for low-cost grocery store ALDI have been making the rounds again on Facebook and could give computers viruses.…
Dangers of debit: 10 places to never use a debit card!
Dangers of debit: 10 places to never use a debit card! Money & Credit March 26, 2017
A lot of people stick with a debit card as a way to control their spending and avoid racking up big…
Warning: Don’t fall for this fake Walmart gift card scam!
Warning: Don’t fall for this fake Walmart gift card scam! Scams & Rip-Offs March 23, 2017
You probably get promotional offers in the mail all the time -- from various retailers, stores, restaurants and other companies --…
Beware of new ‘imposter’ scam: The FBI will not call you and demand money
Beware of new ‘imposter’ scam: The FBI will not call you and demand money Scams & Rip-Offs March 23, 2017
If someone claiming to be an FBI or other federal agent calls you on the phone or shows up at…
What you don’t know about air duct cleaning can hurt you
What you don’t know about air duct cleaning can hurt you Homes & Real Estate March 22, 2017
'Tis the season for a little spring cleaning! If it's been a while since your last air duct cleaning, you're…
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint Mobile & Electronics March 21, 2017
There's a new victim of identity fraud every two seconds, according to a study by Javelin Strategy & Research. Almost everything you…
Thermal heat imaging cameras can capture your phone’s secret PIN
Thermal heat imaging cameras can capture your phone’s secret PIN Mobile & Electronics March 13, 2017
The criminals just keep on getting more and more advanced in their ability to compromise your expectation of mobile privacy.…
How to make some serious extra cash with focus groups
How to make some serious extra cash with focus groups Jobs & Military March 8, 2017
If you want to bring in extra money without a long-term commitment, then you might want to look into participating in a…
Scam alert: Do not answer calls or texts from these area codes
Scam alert: Do not answer calls or texts from these area codes Scams & Rip-Offs March 7, 2017
If you receive a call or text message on your cell phone from an unfamiliar area code, proceed with caution!…
Warning: New Apple ID scam will give hackers access to your account, device
Warning: New Apple ID scam will give hackers access to your account, device Mobile & Electronics March 3, 2017
For whatever reason, smartphones have caused people to let their guard down -- and scammers are taking advantage of the…
HHGregg faces lawsuit over incentive bonuses from 70 managers
HHGregg faces lawsuit over incentive bonuses from 70 managers Insurance February 28, 2017
HHGregg is in the news a lot these days, but here's a story about the beleaguered retailer that you're probably…
Don’t ‘like’ a post or page on Facebook without reading this first
Don’t ‘like’ a post or page on Facebook without reading this first Mobile & Electronics February 27, 2017
We've all seen a lot of emotional posts and images on Facebook -- and it's almost second nature for many people to 'like'…
Warning: Massive data leak may have exposed your personal info from thousands of sites
Warning: Massive data leak may have exposed your personal info from thousands of sites Mobile & Electronics February 25, 2017
Another day, another data breach -- and this time it involves a security flaw found in a major web services…
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…
Watch out for this JetBlue scam on Facebook
Watch out for this JetBlue scam on Facebook Travel February 17, 2017
The scammers are it again and this time they've got the crosshairs on unsuspecting Facebook users lured in by the…
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…
Busted: Money mule for fake IRS phone scammers in India faces FTC heat
Busted: Money mule for fake IRS phone scammers in India faces FTC heat Scams & Rip-Offs February 16, 2017
Finally! A Florida-based man who worked overtime with overseas scammers to get your money is getting what he deserves... Read…
How to have that end-of-life financial discussion with your elderly loved ones
How to have that end-of-life financial discussion with your elderly loved ones Money & Credit February 16, 2017
Readers of People magazine were recently wowed by the touching story of a California man who cared for his elderly…
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