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Mortgage computer bug costs families their homes

As far as big banks go, Wells Fargo has had a bit of a rough time. Well, maybe not Wells Fargo so much as...
Happening Now August 6, 2018

Don't fall for these tech support scams

Tech support fraud is surging. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) says it received around 11,000 complaints related to tech support fraud in...
Tips July 14, 2018

Why you shouldn't wish people Happy Birthday on Facebook

Looking back, social media is the kind of thing we all rushed into out of excitement without necessarily thinking about what, exactly, we were...
Happening Now June 13, 2018

Are you a target of identity thieves?

For scammers, one of the oldest tricks in the books is identity theft. With enough information, often not even that much, they can impersonate...
Happening Now June 12, 2018

How hackers are using your smartphone to rip you off

Just when you think you've taken every precaution against cybercriminals, a new attack starts spreading. That's because when we catch on to their scams they...
Happening Now April 21, 2018

Russian hackers are after your tax return, how not to get hacked

Ugh! It's that time of year again. Yep, you guessed it … tax season. Due to the massive Equifax data breach that was revealed...
Tips April 9, 2018

Warning! Dangerous email could be waiting in your inbox

If you've ever made a purchase through iTunes, you know that Apple emails you a receipt following the purchase. What's happening now is, scammers...
Happening Now March 25, 2018

E-filing taxes? Watch out for fraud

According to the Free File Alliance, around 100 million Americans qualify to use the free filing software. But not all is rosy when it...
Tips March 22, 2018

Check whether your email account has been hacked

It's a sad reality, but thousands of websites are hacked each and every day. What does that mean for your data and personal information?...
Tips March 9, 2018

Watch out for this very clever credit card scam

As much as we would like to think we are on top of our credit card bills, if we are honest with ourselves, most...
Happening Now March 5, 2018

Warning: New Amazon scam will steal your money

Amazon is the king of the world of online retailers. It's probably the first site that you check when thinking about buying something online....
Happening Now February 22, 2018

Watch out for the cellphone porting scam

The battle against cybercriminals is always evolving. That's because when we catch on to their scams they change them up to find more victims....
Happening Now February 19, 2018

Are you too smart to be scammed? Take this online test to see

We all like to think we could spot a scam from a mile away, but sneaky criminals are constantly improving their techniques and coming...
Tips February 17, 2018

Are mysterious Amazon packages part of an elaborate scam?

Shopping online is one of the major conveniences to have come from the creation of the internet. No more time wasted searching for parking...
Happening Now February 10, 2018

Watch out! Clever Amazon delivery scam spreading all over the country

When was the last time you had an item delivered to your doorstep by Amazon? If your answer is recently, please read on. There...
Happening Now October 5, 2017

Don't fall for this incredibly tricky phone scam

Crooks are constantly coming up with elaborate schemes to rip us off! Now, there's a tricky phone scam making the rounds that you really...
Happening Now September 10, 2017

Scammers targeting job hunters with new phishing attack

Looking for a job? Well, that makes you a prime target for this scam that's spreading fast. As more and more resumes are being...
Happening Now August 16, 2017

Phishing emails tricking people into falling for tech support scams

Tech support scammers have found a whole new way to trick you. It's a tactic many other scammers use, and it targets your inbox....
Happening Now August 9, 2017

Never let your accounts fall dormant - It's not just good advice, it's critical

We've all done it before. After using an online service for a month or two, we move on and let the account fall dormant....
Happening Now July 17, 2017

Don't fill out that loan application! Your data could be at risk

For most of us, loan applications are just a part of life. But when you fill them out, you're trusting the lender is keeping...
Happening Now July 11, 2017
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