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How Spammers Get Your Email Address
How Spammers Get Your Email Address Protect Your Rights & Identity October 16th, 2023
Have you ever been browsing a website and then later received an email from the company even though you had…
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3 Ways To Set Up a USPS Hold Mail Request Protect Your Rights & Identity March 31st, 2023
Going on vacation has many benefits, but one drawback is that your letters and other mail pile up in your…
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13 Steps To Keeping Your Email Safe and Secure Protect Your Rights & Identity January 22nd, 2023
You can't be too vigilant when it comes to computer security. It's way too often that we hear of a…
mailbox junk mail
4 Ways To Stop Junk Mail Protect Your Rights & Identity January 20th, 2023
Going to the mailbox only to retrieve junk mail can be an annoying activity, but you can take some simple…
Do Not Give Your Social Security Number at These Places
Do Not Give Your Social Security Number at These Places Protect Your Rights & Identity November 11th, 2022
When should you give your Social Security number and when should you not? Giving out your Social Security number is…
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How To Send a ‘Drop Dead’ Letter to a Collection Agency Protect Your Rights & Identity January 4th, 2021
If you're in trouble with collection agencies, you have strong rights under federal law to prevent those agencies from harassing…
Free and cheap tools to safely manage your passwords
4 Free and Cheap Tools to Safely Manage Your Passwords Protect Your Rights & Identity March 24th, 2020
One not-so-great thing about the internet is that crooks are out there trying to steal your money and even your…
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 13th, 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 11th, 2019
If you recently signed up to receive cash compensation from the credit bureau Equifax because you were caught up in…
Paying with credit card
Everything you need to know about credit card price protection Money & Credit June 24th, 2019
Don't you hate that feeling when you see a great sale on an item you already bought? It doesn't feel…
ground beef recall
Ground beef recall alert: 100,000 pounds tainted with E. coli Recalls April 25th, 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 23rd, 2019
Whether you have a brand spanking new computer or just an old reliable one, protection is a top priority. Hackers…
How to gain some control over the ads Facebook is showing you
How to gain some control over the ads Facebook is showing you Mobile & Electronics March 19th, 2019
In the wake of the Facebook data scandal, the focus has been on privacy and the extraordinary access to users'…
How to stop junk mail with OptOutPrescreen
How to stop junk mail with OptOutPrescreen Protect Your Rights & Identity February 14th, 2019
If getting too much junk mail is an ongoing problem for you, there's a great option for getting rid of…
Are your calls being recorded when put on hold?
Are companies recording you when they put you on hold? Protect Your Rights & Identity January 24th, 2019
Most of us are all too familiar with being put on hold while talking to a customer service representative about…
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New data breach affects 24 million+ big bank loan customers Protect Your Rights & Identity January 24th, 2019
Have you taken out a mortgage or a loan or purchased life insurance with a big bank in the last…
Lenovo laptop class-action settlement
Own a Lenovo laptop? You could be getting paid Protect Your Rights & Identity January 10th, 2019
If you purchased a Lenovo laptop in recent years, you may be entitled to some money resulting from the settlement…
Phone porting scam: How to protect yourself
Phone porting scam: How to protect yourself on different carriers Scams & Rip-Offs January 2nd, 2019
Thieves are increasingly stealing people's phone numbers in a new scheme known as "porting" or "port-out scamming." A phone porting…
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Microsoft issues emergency security patch for Internet Explorer Protect Your Rights & Identity December 21st, 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 21st, 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 19th, 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 19th, 2018
Facebook has spent much of the past 12 months apologizing and trying to make amends for the Cambridge Analytica data…
FedEx scam
Warning: Fake package-tracking email may have a nasty malware surprise Scams & Rip-Offs December 12th, 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 12th, 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 11th, 2018
If a stranger walked up to you and asked you for your name, marital status and place of employment, you…
What is caller ID spoofing and how do I protect myself from it?
What is caller ID spoofing and how do I protect myself from it? Scams & Rip-Offs December 4th, 2018
Do you know what caller ID spoofing is? It's a big problem with fraud rings these days. It's where the…
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 December 4th, 2018
—Another data breach, this time at Marriott's Starwood brand, has reignited privacy concerns after the company recently announced that 500 million…
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 30th, 2018
As the world's largest online retailer, Amazon sends untold numbers of emails to consumers on a daily basis. Many of…
Having trouble with Experian & Equifax credit freezes? Here are some answers
Having trouble with Experian & Equifax credit freezes? Here’s some help Protect Your Rights & Identity November 19th, 2018
It's only been a short while since credit freezes were made free by the three major credit-reporting bureaus. The government-mandated…
The best banks are not banks at all…
The best banks are not banks at all… Money & Credit October 29th, 2018
Looking for the best bank in America? Don't look at any of the bigs like Bank of America, Chase, Well…