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Yahoo data breach settlement: How to file a claim
Yahoo data breach settlement: How to file a claim & get paid Protect Your Rights & Identity September 13, 2019
If you had a Yahoo account anytime from 2012 to 2016, you may be in line to get paid. That's…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
Your Equifax claim will be denied if you don’t take this additional step Protect Your Rights & Identity September 11, 2019
If you recently signed up to receive cash compensation from the credit bureau Equifax because you were caught up in…
Doctor''s office
The one thing you should never do at your doctor’s office Protect Your Rights & Identity July 1, 2019
Going to the doctor can be a stressful experience. Between concerns about your health and the expenses you might incur,…
ground beef recall
Ground beef recall alert: 100,000 pounds tainted with E. coli Recalls April 25, 2019
A Georgia-based beef company is recalling 113,424 pounds of raw ground beef after a sample tested positive for E. coli…
How to protect your computer in 2019
How to protect your computer in 2019 Protect Your Rights & Identity April 23, 2019
Whether you have a brand spanking new computer or just an old reliable one, protection is a top priority. Hackers…
How to stop junk mail with OptOutPrescreen
How to stop junk mail with OptOutPrescreen Protect Your Rights & Identity February 14, 2019
If getting too much junk mail is an ongoing problem for you, there's a great option for getting rid of…
Broken Heart On Dollar Bills
Avoid these romance and dating scams this Valentine’s Day Scams & Rip-Offs February 12, 2019
Valentine's Day may evoke thoughts of red roses, fine wine and perhaps a nice restaurant or surprise getaway, but there's…
Sonic Drive-In Restaurant
Visit a Sonic Drive-In in 2017? You could be getting paid… Protect Your Rights & Identity February 7, 2019
If you used a debit or credit card at any one of more than 300 Sonic Drive-In locations a couple…
How to set up a USPS hold mail request
How to set up a USPS hold mail request when you’re away from home Protect Your Rights & Identity January 29, 2019
If you're going to be away from home for an extended period of time, you don't want your envelopes and…
Are your calls being recorded when put on hold?
Are companies recording you when they put you on hold? Protect Your Rights & Identity January 24, 2019
Most of us are all too familiar with being put on hold while talking to a customer service representative about…
data protection on a tablet computer
New data breach affects 24 million+ big bank loan customers Protect Your Rights & Identity January 24, 2019
Have you taken out a mortgage or a loan or purchased life insurance with a big bank in the last…
Nearly 800 million email addresses, passwords exposed
Nearly 800 million email addresses, passwords exposed Protect Your Rights & Identity January 17, 2019
If you're one of those people who use the same credentials for all your online accounts, an historic cybersecurity discovery…
Use social media in your job search? Here’s an important warning…
Use social media in your job search? Here’s an important warning… Jobs January 15, 2019
Job sites have become important online destinations for those seeking employment as well as recruiters looking to hire new talent.…
Lenovo laptop class-action settlement
Own a Lenovo laptop? You could be getting paid Protect Your Rights & Identity January 10, 2019
If you purchased a Lenovo laptop in recent years, you may be entitled to some money resulting from the settlement…
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14 steps to keeping your email safe & secure Protect Your Rights & Identity January 4, 2019
You cannot be too vigilant when it comes to computer security. Each day we hear of a new virus or…
Phone porting scam: How to protect yourself
Phone porting scam: How to protect yourself on different carriers Scams & Rip-Offs January 2, 2019
Thieves are increasingly stealing people's phone numbers in a new scheme known as "porting" or "port-out scamming." A phone porting…
Microsoft logo outside corporate building
Microsoft issues emergency security patch for Internet Explorer Protect Your Rights & Identity December 21, 2018
Microsoft has issued a series of emergency security patches for certain versions of Internet Explorer that criminals are actively exploiting…
caribou coffee
Check your statement if you’ve been to a Caribou Coffee lately Protect Your Rights & Identity December 21, 2018
Coffee & Bagel Brands announced that it was targeted by hackers at hundreds of its locations from late August through…
FTC: Some internet-connected smart toys are far from child's play
New FTC warning: Some internet-connected toys are far from child’s play Protect Your Rights & Identity December 19, 2018
If you're concerned about privacy, buying toys for your kids these days is serious business. Internet-connected smart toys are everywhere…
Facebook shared your data with other companies
Report: Facebook shared private messages with Amazon, 150+ others Protect Your Rights & Identity December 19, 2018
Facebook has spent much of the past 12 months apologizing and trying to make amends for the Cambridge Analytica data…
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Recall alert: 9Lives recalls wet canned cat food Recalls December 13, 2018
The J.M. Smucker Company is announcing a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives Protein Plus wet canned cat food…
FedEx scam
Warning: Fake package-tracking email may have a nasty malware surprise Scams & Rip-Offs December 12, 2018
'Tis the season for online shopping, which means more people than usual are expecting packages in the mail leading up…
These states are the most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud
‘No consequences’: Clark’s take on the government’s Equifax data breach report Protect Your Rights & Identity December 12, 2018
The government's final report on the Equifax data breach was released this week, more than 14 months after one of…
Here's the data that tech companies keep on you
What the big tech companies know about you in one scary image Protect Your Rights & Identity December 11, 2018
If a stranger walked up to you and asked you for your name, marital status and place of employment, you…
dry dog food
Recall alert: Kroger, Lidl dry dog food among 9 brands recalled Recalls December 10, 2018
Dry dog food that may contain toxic levels of vitamin D has been recalled Kroger and Lidl, among other retailers,…
equate infant ibuprofen
Recall alert: Infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar Recalls December 6, 2018
Tris Pharma, Inc., has recalled three lots of infant ibuprofen because of a formulation error creating a potency that could…
kroger ground beef recall
Recall alert: 12 million pounds of meat, including Kroger & Laura’s Lean Beef products Recalls December 5, 2018
Meat producer JBS Tolleson has expanded its ongoing beef recall to include more than 12 million pounds of beef products…
How to tell if that Amazon.com email is legit
How to tell if that email you get from Amazon is legit or a phishing scam Protect Your Identity November 30, 2018
As the world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com sends untold numbers of emails to consumers on a daily basis. Many of…
Marriott: ata breach exposed info of 500 million Starwood guests
After data breach, Marriott says it’ll pay for new passports — under one condition Protect Your Rights & Identity November 30, 2018
—Another data breach, this time at Marriott's Starwood brand, has reignited privacy concerns after the company recently announced that 500 million…
usps.com website
60 million people may have had their data exposed by the U.S. Postal Service Protect Your Rights & Identity November 26, 2018
The United States Postal Service confirms a long-lived security flaw on its website potentially exposed the data of 60 million…