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Top scams of 2014 reveals phantom debt scams on the rise

by National Consumers League

Scam

Worry about consumers’ vulnerability to fraud attacks has never been so great, with new headlines about the growing millions of Americans whose personal information has been stolen appearing every day. With fraud vulnerability on the minds of many, the experts at the National Consumers League are releasing a report about scam trends from 2014—some good, some bad, and with new warnings for avoiding fraud. … Continue Reading

Beware of scary WiFi Virus

by Robert Siciliano

Malware-Virus 2

It’s called Chameleon—a computer virus—but maybe it should be called FrankenVirus. You wouldn’t believe what it can do: literally move through the air, as in airborne—like a biological pathogen. … Continue Reading

Don’t let tax scammers get away with it

by Federal Trade Commission

Tax Return

Tax season is getting close — and for some people, so is an experience with tax identity theft or IRS imposters. Tax identity theft happens when someone uses your Social Security number to get a tax refund or a job. You usually find out something’s wrong after you file your tax return. … Continue Reading

Nearly Twenty Percent of Consumers Have Unpaid Medical Bills On Their Credit Report

by Jim Malmberg

MedicalData

A new study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) shows that nearly 43 million American consumers have unpaid medical bills on their credit reports. These unpaid bills are damaging credit and indicate that many consumers are confused about how much they owe and what their responsibilities are when they receive medical invoices. … Continue Reading

Post Holiday Online Shopping Security

by Robert Siciliano

usingCC online

When it comes to online security, don’t let your guard down just because the holiday shopping frenzy has passed. In fact, this may be the very time to put your guard up even higher. … Continue Reading

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Post Holiday Online Shopping Security

When it comes to online security, don’t let your guard down just because the holiday shopping frenzy has passed. In fact, this may be the very time to put your guard up even higher. … Continue Reading

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Donation Overpayment Scheme

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has received numerous complaints from businesses, charitable organizations, schools, universities, health related organizations, and non-profit organizations, reporting an online donation scheme. The complaints reported subjects who had donated thousands of dollars, via stolen credit cards. … Continue Reading

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Phishing at Work? Watch Out for These Emails

Watch out for phishing emails with a professional twist. Scammers are targeting businesses with email messages that appear to be from the company’s human resources department. … Continue Reading

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