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Answering the call about mobile tech

by Federal Trade Commission

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Have you ever snagged a great deal right from your tablet? Or maybe you’ve donated to a charity from your phone? Then you know first-hand that mobile technologies give us unprecedented efficiency and convenience. The FTC is addressing the issues that affect consumers as new mobile technologies come on the scene. … Continue Reading

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The Talk: College and Money

by Terry Savage

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It’s time for another honest talk with your college-age children. It won’t be a shock to them that you want to discuss money – unless you’ve failed to have a “junior” version of this conversation before they became teenagers. … Continue Reading

A Basic Primer on Identity Theft

by Jim Malmberg

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May 15, 2014 – At ACCESS, we publish a lot of information on identity theft. But much of the information that we provide is actually targeted to an audience that is already familiar with ID theft; what it is and how criminals commit the crime. … Continue Reading

A handy consumer resource

by Federal Trade Commission

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The world can be a tricky place for consumers. It takes time and energy to research companies, compare products, and stay up-to-date on the latest scams. At times, it might feel like a full time job. … Continue Reading

Trust But Verify Personal Finance Advice

by Terry Savage

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When it comes to making money decisions, doubt and self-doubt are inevitable. After all, unlike many choices that are subject to whimsy and fate, financial decisions can be judged by their direct impact on your well-being, now and in the future. … Continue Reading

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JP Morgan Chase Customers Need to be Watching their Bank and Credit Card Statements

Last week’s hack of JP Morgan Chase servers may not result in immediate ID theft, but customers of the bank need to be watching their statements closely. A video report of on the extent of the breach – which affects 76 million households – can be found below. While Chase was apparently able to prevent hackers from gaining access to account and social security numbers, you’ll find our analysis of the situation below the video. … Continue Reading

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Scammers Trick Seniors with “Free” Medical Devices

Watch out for scammers offering free medical devices. Fall is peak season for telemarketing calls that attempt to trick seniors into parting with personal information or agreeing to be billed for devices that don’t exist. … Continue Reading

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How to see and boot off Someone using your WiFi

You were taught to share your toys as a young child, but this doesn’t apply to letting others use your Wi-Fi. The difference between sharing the plastic shovel and sharing the wireless connection is that with the latter, who’s to say that the “thief” won’t eventually crash in on your private information? … Continue Reading

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