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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…
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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…
Report: Comcast Xfinity security flaw exposed customers’ personal data
Report: Comcast Xfinity security flaw exposed customers’ personal data Protect Your Rights & Identity August 9, 2018
If you're a Comcast customer, you may have dodged a figurative bullet thanks to quick acting by Xfinity's IT team.…
PassProtect
Simple browser add-on lets you know if your password is safe Protect Your Rights & Identity August 6, 2018
It's no secret that many of the companies we do business with every day aren't doing a great job protecting…
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New list: The biggest consumer complaints of 2017 Protect Your Rights & Identity August 6, 2018
Auto issues topped a new survey of top consumer complaints across the country in 2017, according to the Consumer Federation…
almond breeze recall
Recall alert: Almond Breeze almond milk may contain dairy milk Recalls August 3, 2018
More than 145,000 cartons of Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk are being recalled because they may contain dairy  milk, according…
salad recall
Recall alert: Salads & wraps sold at Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens for possible parasite Recalls August 1, 2018
A broad range of salads and wraps sold at Kroger, Trader Joe's and Walgreens, among other places, have been recalled because…
salad recall
Recall alert: Salads & wraps sold at Kroger, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens for possible parasite Recalls August 1, 2018
A broad range of salads and wraps sold at Kroger, Trader Joe's and Walgreens, among other places, have been recalled because…
goldfish crackers
Recall alert: 3 million Goldfish Crackers for possible salmonella Recalls July 24, 2018
Pepperidge Farms is recalling 3.3 million units of Goldfish Crackers out of an abundance of caution after being alerted to…
ritz crackers
Recall alert: 16 varieties of Ritz Crackers over salmonella fears Recalls July 23, 2018
Mondelez International is recalling select packages of Ritz Crackers as a precaution because of the possible presence of salmonella in…
Man with Financial problems
Here’s how to send a ‘drop dead’ letter to a collection agency Protect Your Rights & Identity July 23, 2018
If you're in trouble with collection agencies, you have strong rights under federal law to prevent those agencies from harassing…
Recall alert: Swiss cake rolls, bread may be contaminated with salmonella
Recall alert: Swiss cake rolls, bread may be contaminated with salmonella News July 20, 2018
A popular sweet treat sold under multiple brand names is being recalled this week due to the possible contamination of…
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How do I collect a small claims court judgment? Protect Your Rights & Identity July 19, 2018
Suing a business or a person in small claims court is often a last resort when you've been wronged as…
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Ford recalls 550,000 Fusions and Escapes over roll-away threat Cars July 19, 2018
Ford is recalling more than half a million vehicles in North America because of a problem that could cause unintended…
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How to add a PIN to your smartphone account to prevent SIM hijacking Scams & Rip-Offs July 18, 2018
Think two-factor authentication for your financial accounts and a passcode on your phone protects you from hackers? Think again... RELATED: 5…
McDonald's storefront
McDonald’s pulls salads from 3,000 stores after parasite scare Recalls July 16, 2018
McDonald's is halting the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurants after 100 cases of a parasitic outbreak were linked to…
Kellogg's Honey Smacks
UPDATE: 27 more people sickened by Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, retailers still selling it Recalls July 13, 2018
A month after a voluntary recall was first issued, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says another 27 people have…
How to reach a live person at Experian, TransUnion and Equifax
How to reach a live person at Experian, TransUnion and Equifax Money & Credit July 11, 2018
With so many data breaches happening around us, millions of Americans have had to familiarize themselves with the three major…
Ask Clark: Why does Trim need bank login information to lower my cable bill?
Ask Clark: Why does Trim need bank login information to lower my cable bill? Privacy & Security July 11, 2018
If you've been searching for ways to lower your cable or internet bill, there's a relatively new tool that may…
Recall alert: More than 200 sickened as Del Monte veggie trays linked to parasite
Recall alert: More than 200 sickened as Del Monte veggie trays linked to parasite Recalls July 10, 2018
An intestinal illness tied to fresh cut vegetables sold in stores has sickened more than 200 people, according to federal…
Recall alert: Wish-Bone salad dressing for undeclared potential allergens
Recall alert: Wish-Bone salad dressing for undeclared potential allergens News July 2, 2018
A popular brand of salad dressing is being recalled because it contains undeclared milk and eggs, the U.S. Food and…
UPDATE: New cases reported in melon-related salmonella outbreak
UPDATE: New cases reported in melon-related salmonella outbreak Food & Restaurants June 25, 2018
UPDATE: Since this recall was first announced, the CDC says 10 illnesses were added to the investigation. Two more states,…
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