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Protect Your Rights & Identity

DuckDuckGo: The search engine that values your privacy
Want to guard your privacy online? Search the web with DuckDuckGo Protect Your Identity October 19, 2018
You'd be forgiven if you think the internet search engine game starts and ends with Google. While the Mountain View,…
Do you have any 'ghost accounts' online? If so, take this decisive step
Have ‘ghost accounts’ online? If so, take this decisive step now Protect Your Rights & Identity October 17, 2018
According to a fairly recent survey, the average internet user has somewhere around 30 discrete online accounts. Of course, some…
Playstation 4 message 'bricks' device, but here's how to fix it
Playstation 4 message ‘bricks’ device, but here’s how to fix it Protect Your Rights & Identity October 15, 2018
Some Playstation 4 users are complaining about a message they received on the device that subsequently "bricks" their consoles. It is…
Experian data breach: What we know + how to stay protected
Experian PIN recovery flaw: What we know now Protect Your Rights & Identity October 15, 2018
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story called this a "data breach," when it is actually more of a…
Data breach: Facebook says 50 million users hacked
UPDATE: 30 million Facebook users hacked Mobile & Electronics October 12, 2018
Facebook updated the public Friday on a massive hack that exposed the personal information of millions of its users. The…
Hackers accessing Apple IDs to steal money from iPhone users
Hackers in China accessing Apple IDs to steal money from iPhone users Protect Your Rights & Identity October 12, 2018
In an increasingly sophisticated scheme, hackers are stealing Apple IDs and siphoning big money from iPhone users. The scam works…
Hotel phone scam targets guest with calls from fake 'manager'
Scam alert: Hotel guests getting calls from fake ‘managers’ Scams & Rip-Offs October 12, 2018
New reports of an old hotel phone scam targeting guests and their wallets are popping up with greater frequency these days.…
Ask Clark: How safe is Mint.com?
Ask Clark: How safe is Mint.com? Privacy & Security October 8, 2018
Millions of Americans use free personal finance apps like Mint.com to track their spending, but many people still have reservations…
Scam alert: Why you should be very wary of letting a stranger borrow your phone
Scam alert: Why you should be very wary of letting a stranger borrow your phone Scams & Rip-Offs October 5, 2018
In this plugged-in digital age, most of us carry mobile phones. But things happen. People leave their phones at home,…
sliced ham
Recall alert: Ready-to-eat ham leaves 1 dead, 3 sick Recalls October 4, 2018
Tainted ham has left one person dead and three sick following a listeria contamination that has quickly led to a…
Think twice before using Facebook to log into other apps & websites
Think twice before using Facebook to log into other apps & websites Protect Your Rights & Identity October 2, 2018
If you're an avid user of social media, perhaps the most recent Facebook data breach is still fresh on your mind.…
How to make sure your credit report is accurate
How to make sure the files that are kept on you are accurate Protect Your Rights & Identity September 28, 2018
Many of us are aware of the need to review our credit reports from Experian, TransUnion and Equifax every year.…
fake social media accounts - Celebrity impostor scams: How to protect yourself on social media
Celebrity impostor scams: How to protect yourself on social media Scams & Rip-Offs September 27, 2018
The explosion of social media has resulted in unprecedented access between fans and celebrities. It has become increasingly common for big-time…
Recall alert: Ground beef sold at Sam's Club, Target, Aldi linked to E. Coli
Recall alert: Ground beef sold at Sam’s Club, Target, Aldi linked to E. coli Recalls September 26, 2018
Ground beef sold at major retailers Sam's Club, Target, Aldi and more is being recalled because of an E. coli…
What to do if a debt collector is harassing you about an old debt
What to do if a debt collector is harassing you about an old debt Money & Credit September 25, 2018
Life gets busy, and sometimes you may forget to pay a bill. If this happens, you may even be contacted…
Want to work from home? Here's how to spot a virtual assistant scam
Looking to work from home? Beware this virtual assistant job scam Scams & Rip-Offs September 20, 2018
With the economy thriving, many employers are making concerted efforts to hire more people. As fruitful as these times are…
How a member of Team Clark spotted and stopped a check fraud scam
How one member of Team Clark spotted and stopped a check fraud scam Money & Credit September 17, 2018
Are you observant enough to catch a check scam when it's happening to you? Do you check your finances regularly…
How to stop those annoying 'Congratulations' gift card ads
How to stop those annoying ‘Congratulations’ pages on your phone’s browser Mobile & Electronics September 14, 2018
Perhaps you're familiar with this scenario: You visit a website on your mobile device, sometimes one you've never been to…
gravel ridge farms cage-free eggs recall
Recall alert: Salmonella-tainted eggs sold in parts of the Southeast Recalls September 11, 2018
Gravel Ridge Farms is recalling its Cage Free Large Eggs after more than a dozen people fell ill from eating…
Got a Vizio smart TV? It may soon let you know if it's been spying on you
Your Vizio TV might soon tell you if it’s been spying on you Mobile & Electronics September 10, 2018
The old saying "if these walls could talk" has seldom been as appropriate as it is now concerning one of…
Security keys: What you need to know to protect your personal information
Use these security keys to lock down your computer and protect your personal info Protect Your Rights & Identity September 10, 2018
Although passwords and virtual two-factor authentication can be effective safeguards, the push to protect our digital data has crossed back…
Sports apparel company Challenger Teamwear suffers data breach
In a sports league? You should know about this cyberattack Protect Your Identity September 7, 2018
In a letter to customers, a sports apparel company announced this week that it has suffered a data breach. Challenger Teamwear,…
How to talk to a real person at AT&T, Comcast Xfinity and more
How to talk to a real live person at AT&T, Comcast Xfinity and more Mobile & Electronics September 6, 2018
If you've tried to reach your cable TV provider lately, you well know that none of them seem to be…
ford f-150
Ford recalls 2 million F-150s over possible seat belt fires Cars September 6, 2018
Ford is recalling two million of its popular F-150 pickup trucks because of concerns about the seat belts catching fire.…
How to keep your information safe if you use Yahoo mail
How to keep your information safe if you use Yahoo mail Mobile & Electronics September 4, 2018
One drawback in today's digital age of free internet services is that some companies have turned your personal information into…
Consumer warning: This letter looks just like a bill — but it’s not
Consumer warning: This letter looks just like a bill — but it’s not Scams & Rip-Offs August 30, 2018
You know the routine: You trudge to the mailbox and retrieve the mail after a long day at work. As…
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen
Have you eaten at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen? Take these steps to protect your credit Protect Your Identity August 23, 2018
Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen has suffered a cyberattack that is believed to have yielded the payment information of a half million…
xtava hair dryer recall
Recall alert: 235,000 hair dryers sold by Walmart, Amazon pose burn and fire hazard Recalls August 16, 2018
Xtava LLC, a domestic distributor of Chinese-made hair dryers, is voluntarily recalling a quarter-million units following hundreds of reports of…
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Surprise! I got outstanding customer service from one of the giant monster megabanks Money & Credit August 16, 2018
If you listen to The Clark Howard Show or follow money expert Clark Howard, you know that big banks are…
How to dispute your cable bill
How to dispute a bill with your cable provider Mobile & Electronics August 14, 2018
Because the cable providers use a subscription business model to provide service, the cable bill is something you'll never be…
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