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FTC Halts “Preferred” Mortgage Relief Scam

Behind on your mortgage and looking for help? Check out these tips and learn how to avoid mortgage relief scams. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed FTC Halts “Preferred” Mortgage Relief Scam

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Scam spotted thanks to a clever store clerk

You’re going about your normal day at work when, suddenly, there’s a call that looks like it’s from your electric company. That’s what the caller ID shows, and what the person on the line says. The voice on the line tells you that, because of late payments, the power to your business is about […]

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Equifax’s free credit monitoring – time is ticking …

Considering Equifax’s offer of free credit monitoring after its breach? You need to sign up by January 31, 2018. Maybe you tried earlier but had trouble getting through. Or maybe you just put off the decision. Whatever the reason, if you want it, the time is now. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed […]

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What to do if you’re the target of revenge porn

Has an intimate image of you been shared without your OK? If so, you’re not alone. Whether a nude picture was taken without your consent, or an image you shared with someone is shared further than you’d intended, many people are affected by revenge porn or non-consensual pornography. If that’s happened to you or someone […]

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Buyer beware: Flood-damaged cars for sale

The floodwaters from last year’s hurricanes receded months ago, but their wrath could still affect used car buyers across the nation. That’s because storm-damaged cars are sometimes cleaned up and taken out of state for sale. You might not know a vehicle is damaged until you take a closer look or have a mechanic check […]

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For-profit charitable callers must follow the rules

“I’m not calling for a donation.” (But really, I am.) Have you gotten this call? Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed For-profit charitable callers must follow the rules

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If your kids have electronic devices, read this

Did you buy electronic devices for your children this holiday season? I did — I bought one for my 9 year-old — and I want to share with you what I learned about protecting my kid’s personal information online. The minute my son unwrapped his gift, he began using it and I immediately began worrying […]

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How scammers make you pay

Here’s one of the top questions we get from people: Is this a scam? Whatever the “this” looks like, here’s our best answer to that question: Did someone say you can only pay by wiring money, putting money on a gift card, or loading money on a cash reload card? If they did, then yes: […]

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Buying or selling a “smart” home? Read this.

Whether you are buying or selling a home, think about the technology you may be buying or selling along with it. Many homes are now “smart” — featuring internet of things (IoT) devices such as connected thermostats, light bulbs, security systems, and energy saving appliances. Here are tips for making sure you are prepared to […]

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Questions on your money back from Western Union?

Since we told you it’s time to ask for your money back from Western Union’s settlement with the FTC, we’ve gotten some questions about who can make a claim, when, and how it works. Here are some answers. Source: FTC Scam Alert Feed Questions on your money back from Western Union?

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