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How to Prevent Summertime Scams

by Robert Siciliano

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Summertime is here…and that means sunshine and vacations. Most people love summertime, including scammers! Hackers can use this time to take advantage while we are planning vacations or on vacation or just enjoying fun in the sun. … Continue Reading

A scam-free vacation

by Federal Trade Commission

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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

World Cup 2014: Consumers Beware

by Heidi Bleau

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When I think of the World Cup, there is always one colleague that comes to mind who I am convinced plans his vacation time around this global event. In fact, this year he is flying to Chicago to watch the opener with an old friend. Personally, soccer (or football as it is known to the rest of the world) for me consists of my son’s games for the youth league in town, but for the rest of the people on this planet, it is THE sporting event to watch. … Continue Reading

A Veteran Returns to an Ambush of a Job Scam

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

How to Prevent Identity Theft During Your Job Search

by Linda Vincent R.N. P.I.

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Online job searching has opened up a world of opportunities for job seekers. You can do everything from the comfort of home—from performing research to distributing resumes to submitting applications. Most companies prefer the online hiring process, too. … Continue Reading

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