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“Digital IQ Initiative”

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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Consumers are increasingly online doing all kinds of transactions. These transactions often involve sharing personal and private information. Yet consumers might not be fully aware of how that personal and private information is being used and/or ways in which they could better protect themselves. … Continue Reading

WiFi world wide a Big Security Issue

by Robert Siciliano

Airport Wi-Fi

Do you access your various financial or social media accounts, or other private accounts such as e-mails with your doctor, at public computer stations? At the coffee house or hotel, for instance? Boy, are you ever setting yourself up for cybercrime including identity theft. … Continue Reading

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

Top 6 Tips for Using Mobile Devices for Financial Services

by Debra N. Diener J.D. CIPP G

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) knows that more and more consumers are using mobile devices for accessing financial services, transacting banking and other financial activities and managing their personal finances. … Continue Reading

Snap. Chat. Delete?

by Federal Trade Commission

Social Media Apps

Come on, admit it: Ever since you saw Mission: Impossible, you’ve wished you could send messages that self-destruct. Then Snapchat came along, and suddenly the impossible seemed easy. … Continue Reading

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Vacation Rental Scam Heats Up as Summer Draws to a Close

You are getting ready to go on vacation with your family and looking for the perfect vacation rental. You have you eye set on a particular house you saw advertised for rent in your destination city. But before you rent, you decide to see if you can find it advertised somewhere else for a little less money. … Continue Reading

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After approving the work, several things may happen. Some storm chasers complete the job as described. However, poor craftsmanship and materials mean that you need the roof repaired again a few months later, when the business has moved on to a new storm-damaged region. … Continue Reading

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I’ve been hacked, now what?

You’re not special; a hacker CAN get into your computer or smartphone. Would you know how to clean up this mess?

Start by locating the portal through which the hacker got in such as a browser, emal program. … Continue Reading

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