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Yes, the number of robocalls is on the rise

Remember the last time you answered your phone, only to learn you were on the receiving end of a robocall? It may not have...
Happening Now August 16, 2018

Facebook - Cambridge Analytica probe now involves the FBI, the SEC and the Justice Department

The Facebook - Cambridge Analytica fiasco is one scandal that just won't go away. It's been months since it was publicly disclosed but the...
Happening Now July 4, 2018

Tech support scammer fined millions for cons

Crooks are always on the lookout for opportunities to trick potential victims into forking over some of their hard-earned cash. One widespread ploy is...
Happening Now June 22, 2018

How to stop annoying robocalls on your iPhone and Android

Robocalls are quite simply the most annoying modern tech scourge for many people. It's a plague that the world can do without. And if...
Tips April 28, 2018

FTC warns of new robocalling scam

You would think that scammers would run out of ideas of new ways to rip us off. Unfortunately, that doesn't appear to be the...
Happening Now April 23, 2018

FTC: "Warranty Void If Removed" Stickers are Illegal

Remember the first time you saw a tag that said the warranty for whatever it was attached to would be void if it was...
Happening Now April 17, 2018

FTC’s warning to read the fine print before using VPN apps

Do you use a VPN service? We always talk about the benefits of a VPN since it is a good way to boost your...
Happening Now February 26, 2018

Robocalls worse than ever and here’s how to stop it

We all get our share of robocalls at the most inopportune time. But robocalls aren't just annoying anymore, they can be downright malicious. In...
Happening Now January 3, 2018

New clever plan to stop robocalls is coming

Robocalls aren't just annoying anymore, they can be downright malicious. With scammers trying to rip us off or steal our identity, you need to...
Happening Now November 16, 2017

Beware! Shrewd scammers posing as the FTC

We've been warning you about tons of robocalls and scams lately. Sometimes you're better off just letting incoming calls go directly to voicemail. That's...
Happening Now October 26, 2017

Equifax Breach - These scams are spreading now

If you've had a credit report, and most likely you have, you've probably been impacted by the Equifax data breach. Social Security numbers, birth...
Happening Now September 20, 2017

The shocking truth about the Do Not Call Registry

Do you ever feel like changing your phone number because of all the spam phone calls you get? Your number may be on the...
Tips September 15, 2017

Did you fall for a tech support scam? This settlement means you could be owed cash

When you're fooled by most scams, you can usually wave goodbye to your money. But thanks to this lawsuit, victims of one particular tech...
Happening Now August 31, 2017

Junk call nightmare! Woman flooded by hundreds of strange phone calls

"I'm in the middle of a cellphone nightmare." That’s how this woman described the horrible situation she found herself in. What happened to her...
Happening Now August 29, 2017

New government tool to stop annoying robocalls

Robocalls aren't just annoying anymore, they can be downright malicious. With scammers trying to rip us off or steal our identity, you need to...
Tips August 26, 2017

This work at home opportunity is a huge scam

"Earn thousands of dollars working from home!" We've all heard that before. If you're one of millions of Americans looking for a job, you...
Happening Now August 21, 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

Beware! Government grant phone scam targeting students

Back to School time is hectic enough without the headaches caused by scams. That's why, if you have kids that are headed to college,...
Happening Now August 6, 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

How to get a refund from Amazon for your kids' unauthorized purchases

Whether it's an accidental slip from Amazon Alexa or an accidental click online, there's nothing more shocking than finding a charge on your credit...
Happening Now May 31, 2017
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