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Does your app know where you are?

by Federal Trade Commission

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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

How to Deal with Phishing Scams

by Federal Trade Commission

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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

Anthem Breach Highlights Limited Public Awareness of Medical ID Theft Risks

by Robert Gregg

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Greetings all. I know I have raved on about this before but the massive data breach recently announced by Anthem Inc., the second largest U.S. health insurer, provides yet another perfect example of the limited understanding by media and many “experts” of the full spectrum of risks resulting from data breaches in healthcare organizations. … Continue Reading

After Anthem Breach – How to Deal with Phishing Scams

by Federal Trade Commission

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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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Don’t get spooked by phantom debt collectors

The phone rings and a scary voice on the other end tells you that you owe them money and need to pay up … or else. The caller leads you to believe that a recent loan you took out has come due and that its time to pay or face legal action. Frightening, right? … Continue Reading

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Romance Scams Prey on Online Daters

Online dating is a great way to meet “the one.” Unfortunately, it’s also a popular source of scams. This Valentine’s Day (and every day), watch out for online dating cons, in which scammers fool victims into falling in love… and paying up. … Continue Reading

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