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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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Scammers Cash in on Subscription Renewals

Newspapers from Minneapolis to Cincinnati to San Diego are being hit by a subscription scam. Con artists are sending out fake renewal notices to area residents, hoping to trick subscribers into overpaying for a new subscription. … Continue Reading

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Gaming Tips

Online gaming can be a fun way for kids to connect with others, but it’s important for them to understand the risks and know how to handle certain situations. For example, kids should avoid posting pictures of themselves or releasing other personal information to their fellow gamers, and know what to do if another player starts harassing them. … Continue Reading

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How to guard against Ebola-related charity scams

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the unprecedented Ebola epidemic in West Africa has taken the lives of more than 4,000 people. Many people are asking how they can help.
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