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1.5 minutes can save you…a heap of trouble!

by Federal Trade Commission

WebBrowsers

We’ve all heard the ads saying that 15 minutes can save you 15%. Some ads claim to save you more in even less time. Well, the FTC can save you lots of headaches in about a minute and a half. We recently released new short videos explaining the basics about three topics that affect millions of us: … Continue Reading

Top 12 Scams Happening NOW

by Robert Siciliano

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Scamerama is here to stay! Scams are as old as time, and evolve as inventions and technology evolve. Top scams, according to a report on FraudAvengers.com, are as follows: … Continue Reading

A Veteran Returns to an Ambush of a Job Scam

In Honor and sincere Respect of all our Veterans on Memorial Day

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

Tax Return Basics: What You must know!

by Robert Siciliano

Tax Return

Three things in life are guaranteed: death, taxes and tax-related identity theft. Michael Kasper would agree. Someone registered Kasper’s IRS.gov account, requested the document for his 2013 tax return, then filed a 2014 tax return.

The crook used a middleman—an innocent woman who answered his Craigslist ad for a moneymaking opportunity. … Continue Reading

Your top 5 questions about unwanted calls and the National Do Not Call Registry

by Federal Trade Commission

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You signed up for the Do Not Call Registry ages ago, but you’re suddenly getting a bunch of unwanted calls. What can you do? … Continue Reading

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