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Job Scams

by Federal Trade Commission

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Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job. … Continue Reading

Protect Your Family from Cyberbullying Once School Starts

by Stay Safe Online

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Every age group is vulnerable to cyberbullying, but teenagers and young adults are common victims. Cyberbullying is a growing problem in schools thanks to the Internet’s fairly anonymous nature, but these steps can help you protect your family members from cyberbullying: … Continue Reading

Get Rich Quick Schemes Move to Social Media

by Council of the Better Business Bureau

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Get rich quick schemes promising high returns in minimal time are not a new phenomenon. But clever scammers are now promoting these “money flipping” scams on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to target a younger audience. … Continue Reading

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Prepaid Cards risk of Fraud

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Debt relief scammers falsely claim government affiliation

What do you get when you mix a fraction of truth and a whole lot of lies? The FTC’s case against scammers who allegedly operated websites that promote a fictitious “Bill Payment Government Assistance Program” — a debt relief program claiming to pay consumers’ bills and repair their credit in exchange for an advance fee. … Continue Reading

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Back-To-School Online Safety Tips for Families

As the new school year approaches, it is important for families to brush up on online safety and ensure they are staying safe online. Here are a few ways you can protect yourself and your family this school year. … Continue Reading

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