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Computer Scams & ID Theft

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…
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…
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…
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…
UPDATE: 27 million user accounts breached in Ticketfly hack
UPDATE: 27 million user accounts breached in Ticketfly hack Protect Your Identity June 7, 2018
Ticketing website Ticketfly is back online after being hacked last week in a high-profile data breach. It was initially reported that “thousands” of…
FBI warning: Why you should reboot your router now
FBI warning: Why you should reboot your router now Privacy & Security June 7, 2018
If your home or office computer uses a router, there's a good chance the device may be hit with a…
Warning: The IRS phone scam is back and more sophisticated than ever
Warning: The IRS phone scam is back and more sophisticated than ever Scams & Rip-Offs May 22, 2018
A member of Team Clark got a text from a friend of hers recently telling her about four phone calls…
New ATM warning: Watch out for pinhole cameras
New ATM warning: Watch out for pinhole cameras Scams & Rip-Offs May 10, 2018
Thieves are getting more and more ingenious in their schemes to steal your money at automatic teller machines. If you…
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Why you should ignore that Facebook cell phone ‘Do Not Call’ list warning Scams & Rip-Offs May 1, 2018
If the Facebook data scandal has taught us anything, it's that we also need to be vigilant about how social…
Some Facebook users hit with malware attack ‘ here’s how to stop it
Some Facebook users hit with malware attack ‘ here’s how to stop it Privacy & Security April 20, 2018
Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse for Facebook, who is involved in a huge data scandal, a…
Facebook poll: 77% of parents want to choose the age their children go online
Facebook poll: 77% of parents want to choose the age their children go online Computer Scams & ID Theft February 12, 2018
Facebook continues to be immensely popular even though the number of people using the social media site on a daily…
Identity Theft
10 things you must do if your identity is stolen Protect Your Rights & Identity February 9, 2018
As cliché as it may sound, I never thought I would be a victim of identity theft. I have always…
Equifax data breach - Clark Howard credit freeze guide
After Equifax: What states are doing to protect you (and how to contact your representative!) Protect Your Identity January 24, 2018
More than four months after the disclosure of the Equifax data breach, state legislatures around the country are starting to…
Reports: Uber paid hackers to keep data breach affecting 57 million customers quiet
Reports: Uber paid hackers to keep data breach affecting 57 million customers quiet Computer Scams & ID Theft November 21, 2017
Uber reportedly paid hackers $100,000 to remove the data of 57 million customers they stole in a massive 2016 data breach, according…
Criminal with stolen phone
Don’t fall victim to this fake ransom scam Scams & Rip-Offs October 24, 2017
Criminals are using technology to scam people out of their money via virtual kidnappings, the Federal Bureau of Investigation warns.…
Scam alert: Fake email from your bank could rob you blind
Scam alert: Fake email from your bank could rob you blind Mobile & Electronics October 22, 2017
A new email purporting to be from Bank of America claims that your online ID is about to be terminated…
Woman allegedly fakes cancer, raises more than $38,000 in crowdfunding
Woman allegedly fakes cancer, raises more than $38,000 in crowdfunding Charity May 8, 2017
An Alabama woman is accused of lying about having terminal cancer in order to bilk people out of nearly $40,000…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Facebook will not charge you to keep your profile private
Facebook will not charge you to keep your profile private Mobile & Electronics February 3, 2017
Some old Facebook scams aremaking the rounds again! If you see a status update about Facebook coming for your photos…
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…
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…
Spora: The new ransomware that hijacks your computer
Spora: The new ransomware that hijacks your computer Mobile & Electronics January 13, 2017
A new variation of ransomware has been turned loose and it's even more capable of locking up your computer from…
Top 10 scams coming after your money!
Top 10 scams coming after your money! Scams & Rip-Offs January 12, 2017
Scammers are always out to steal your personal information and money -- and 2016 was no exception. Recently, the Better…
Warning: Donating your stuff could leave you open to identity theft
Warning: Donating your stuff could leave you open to identity theft Protect Your Rights & Identity December 27, 2016
Before you donate your household goods to a charity, you need to take certain measures to protect yourself from potential…
An old cash prize scam is back, and it’s coming for your smartphone
An old cash prize scam is back, and it’s coming for your smartphone Scams & Rip-Offs December 21, 2016
'You've won $1 million! All you have to do is send us a small fee and we'll wire you the…
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