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Prepaid Cards risk of Fraud

by Robert Siciliano

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Somewhere out there is a dictionary that when you look up the term wire money, the definition says scam! Even though legitimate money-transfer businesses exist like Western Union, a request to wire money for that new car or vacation package is most probably a rip-off. … Continue Reading

Debt relief scammers falsely claim government affiliation

by Federal Trade Commission

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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

Back-To-School Online Safety Tips for Families

by Stay Safe Online

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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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Secret Shopper Scam Gets a Local Business Angle

This secret shopper scam is preying on businesses and job seekers alike. Using the names of local companies and their bank account numbers, scammers issue fake checks to “secret shoppers,” who are encouraged to deposit the checks and wire back the money. … Continue Reading

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Think it’s E-Z?

Love breezing through tollbooths with your E-Z Pass? A new scam is taking advantage of that. … Continue Reading

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Big ISP free Wi-Fi hazardous to your Data Health

Beware of “Free Wi-Fi” or “Totally Free Internet,” as this probably IS too good to be true. These are likely set up by thieves to trick you into getting on a malicious website. … Continue Reading

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