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Does your app know where you are?

by Federal Trade Commission

Social Media Apps

Who knows where you are right now? The apps on your smartphone might — even if you’re not using them.
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How to Spot Charity Scams

by National Consumers League

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You want to help people in need, but you also want to be sure that your charitable donation isn’t simply going into a crook’s pocket. … Continue Reading

Work-at-Home Scam Targets College Students

by Council of the Better Business Bureau

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A new twist on the classic work-from-home scheme is targeting college students. Don’t let the promise of easy money lure you into this con. … Continue Reading

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How to Deal with Phishing Scams

When internet fraudsters impersonate a business to trick you into giving out your personal information, it’s called phishing. Don’t reply to email, text, or pop-up messages that ask for your personal or financial information. Don’t click on links within them either – even if the message seems to be from an organization you trust. It isn’t. … Continue Reading

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Anthem Hack Attack, Part 2: Phishing Scams

Last week I told you about health insurer Anthem’s data breachaffecting more than 80 million customers. This week, I’m telling you about scam artists who are sending phony “Anthem” emails that pretend to help customers, but actually phish for their personal information.
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