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Mylife.com compiles your info into a 'reputation score' — here's how to remove it
MyLife.com compiles your personal info into a ‘reputation score’ — here’s how to remove it Protecting Your Privacy November 16, 2018
A cottage industry of websites and other companies are mining your personal data to make a buck. One such site…
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USPS Informed Delivery: Sign up for this free service in your name before a criminal does! Protect Your Identity November 15, 2018
Identity thieves are exploiting a loophole in a free postal service designed to give you an early look-see into what's…
Scam alert: The ‘Secret Sister’ gift exchange has popped up on Facebook again
Scam alert: The ‘Secret Sister’ gift exchange has popped up on Facebook again Scams & Rip-Offs November 13, 2018
When the end of the year rolls around, you can always count on three things: holiday music in the stores,…
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Banks are now working with DMVs to get your personal data Protect Your Identity November 13, 2018
The nation's big banks want to be in cahoots with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles. So are they looking…
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HealthCare.gov data breach reveals info on 75,000 people Protect Your Rights & Identity November 12, 2018
HealthCare.gov has revealed that it suffered a minor breach last month that exposed the data of around 75,000 people who…
Thieves are stealing frequent flyer miles — but here's how to protect yourself
How to keep your frequent flyer miles safe from thieves Protect Your Rights & Identity November 6, 2018
Criminals seem to know no bounds in trying to swindle unsuspecting victims. One scheme that seems to be increasing in…
Recall alert: Popular Duncan Hines cake mixes for possible Salmonella risk
Recall alert: Popular Duncan Hines cake mixes for possible Salmonella risk Recalls November 6, 2018
Four kinds of popular Duncan Hines cake mixes have been recalled by parent company Conagra Brands after a retail sample…
Tired of getting political texts on your phone? Here’s how to put a stop to them (maybe)
Tired of getting political texts on your phone? Here’s how to put a stop to them (maybe) Protecting Your Privacy November 5, 2018
Have you fatigued yet on all the noise around the midterm elections? Are you still getting a lot of text…
Aldi frozen sandwich recall
Recall alert: Sandwich sold at Aldi may have salmonella, listeria Recalls October 31, 2018
Aldi is recalling its Fit & Active Southwest Veggie Stuffed Sandwiches because of possible health risk stemming from the presence…
Airline settlement means passengers could be owed some money
Fly a major airline in recent years? You could be getting paid Travel October 31, 2018
If you've flown on a major airline in the last seven years, you may have some money coming to you.…
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.…
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The cost of a first-class stamp just went up — unless you do this Money & Credit October 11, 2018
Sending snail mail just got more expensive, thanks to an increase in the cost of a first-class stamp. Forever Stamp…
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,…
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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…
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