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Top scams of 2014 reveals phantom debt scams on the rise

by National Consumers League

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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

Where Do Your Photos Go Once You Post Them Online?

by ITRC

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Social media and image sharing sites have made it possible for families and friends to be connected no matter how far geography separates them. With instant photo uploads and websites like Flickr and Instagram, it’s easier than ever to show Grandma the baby’s first steps, or to let your friends see that adorable face your son made while eating broccoli. … Continue Reading

Simple Tips for Creating a Safe Space for Kids Online

by Stay Safe Online

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This is the time of year when parents start getting extremely preoccupied in preparing for the holidays while children turn into devoted shoppers, wrapped up in dreams of what they’re going to get. These factors make it doubly important for parents to take care in monitoring what their children are doing online. … Continue Reading

5 Tips for Safe Trick or Treating

by Stay Safe Online

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October 31 is Halloween…and the last day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. To celebrate a successful month of spreading awareness of staying safe online, NQ MobileTM and the National Cyber Security Alliance teamed up to help parents keep their trick-or-treaters safe this year. … Continue Reading

Gaming Tips

by Stay Safe Online

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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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