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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…
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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.…
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…
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 inthe mail all the time -- from various retailers, stores, restaurants and other companies --…
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…
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 youwantto bring in extra money without a long-term commitment, then you might want to look into participating in a…
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…
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…
Every three hours, an online dater gets scammed
Every three hours, an online dater gets scammed Scams & Rip-Offs February 15, 2017
In today's digitally-connected world, online dating has become more popular than ever. In fact, more than 15% of American adults say…
Warning: 5 Valentine’s Day scams your wallet will NOT love!
Warning: 5 Valentine’s Day scams your wallet will NOT love! Scams & Rip-Offs February 14, 2017
Valentine’s Day is a popular time forpeople who are hoping to find love online. But while you might be looking…
Warning: These fake iPhone shopping apps look just like the real thing
Warning: These fake iPhone shopping apps look just like the real thing Scams & Rip-Offs February 3, 2017
Hundreds of fake iPhone retail apps have started appearing in the Apple App Store -- and they look just like…
Looking for Facebook customer service help? Don’t call this number!
Looking for Facebook customer service help? Don’t call this number! Mobile & Electronics February 1, 2017
Facebook now has nearly 1.8 billion active users, and counting -- so how couldthe social media giant possibly keep up…
How to prevent credit card fraud from happening to you
How to prevent credit card fraud from happening to you Credit & Debit Cards February 1, 2017
We have new security features on our credit cards, but are they actually working? And what can we do to…
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…
Warning: If you get this phone call, do not answer ‘yes’
Warning: If you get this phone call, do not answer ‘yes’ Scams & Rip-Offs January 30, 2017
You answer the phone and the person on the other end says, 'can you hear me?' Seems harmless -- in…
Never order anything from these online retailers
Never order anything from these online retailers Mobile & Electronics January 27, 2017
If something seems too good to be true In the past few years, several online clothing retailers have popped up,…
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…
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