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A scam-free vacation

by Federal Trade Commission

Tropical Resort View

Heading out of town? Make sure you come back with a nice post-vacation glow and not a case of identity theft. Here are some things you can do to lessen the chances you’ll be a victim. … Continue Reading

A Veteran Returns to an Ambush of a Job Scam

by J_Pratt

Honor Vets

Sean had recently separated from the Air Force after ten years of service and was having a very difficult time finding work. He was excited when he finally received a call from a Human Resources representative working for company called Green Line L&W about a job opportunity. … Continue Reading

10 Ways you may get Hacked this Summer

by Robert Siciliano

Malware-Virus 2

Can you name 10 ways you can get hacked this summer? I can.

Hotel Hacking

Those hotel electronic card locks for doors aren’t as secure as you think. … Continue Reading

It pays to read your bills

by Federal Trade Commission

Senior Man On Phone Using Laptop At Home

True, bills aren’t the most thrilling read. They are hardly funny, there are no vampires or romantic triangles, and you probably won’t be pleased if there’s any suspense involved.
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Credit Card Theft increasing for Banks and Retailers

by Robert Siciliano

Creditcard with Lock

2013 was the year of 740 million records involving data breaches. And that number may be erring quite on the conservative side, according to the Online Trust Alliance. The records come from a list on the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse Chronology Data Base. … Continue Reading

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In a scam known as “credit muling,” scammers are taking advantage of cash strapped victims by fooling them into purchasing new wireless contracts. Scammers take the phones, and leave victims on the hook for monthly service fees.
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Ready for a discussion that’s likely to upset the whole family? First, explain these concepts to your four-year-old: online shopping accounts that are linked to your credit card, unlimited in-app charges, and store policies that state all sales final. … Continue Reading

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Searching for and starting your first internship or job can be an exciting and nerve wracking experience. Writing a good resume, networking, and honing your skills and qualifications are important activities for young professionals, but staying safe and responsible online can also play a big role in landing and keeping a job. … Continue Reading

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