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This is what fake Social Security robocalls sound like

In the span of three hours, one of our staffers here in the newsroom at Komando.com got eight persistent robocalls, all telling her that...
Happening Now July 10, 2019

Searching for a business using Google Maps? How to tell fake from legit listings

Maybe your air conditioning has gone out on a 100-degree day, or a water pipe has burst. Either way, you need to find a...
Happening Now June 21, 2019

FCC says your phone carrier can block robocalls by default -- here's what that means

The U.S. government stepped up and made it easier for your carrier to block robocalls. What does that mean for you? We'll explain the...
Happening Now June 6, 2019

Frightening Facebook scam spreading and tricking people

We've covered a number of tricky scams and rackets on social media, but the latest convoluted scheme hitting Facebook users takes the cake for...
Happening Now May 22, 2019

Avoid a new phone scam from Africa

What's the first thing that comes to mind when the phone rings in the middle of the night? Most likely you think something horrible...
Happening Now May 2, 2019

Urgent message from the CEO? How to tell fake from real

When employees of Kim Komando started getting urgent messages from CEO Barry Young (and Kim's husband) that said, "I need you for an urgent...
Happening Now April 27, 2019

Watch out for fake bank sites

Fraudulent online-only banks are on the rise. Their websites look reputable, but they’re only out there to steal your money. Luckily, we have tips...
Happening Now April 24, 2019

Watch out for Notre Dame donation scams

As donations pour in to support the rebuilding of Notre Dame in Paris ... with the good comes the bad. Just like any other...
Happening Now April 23, 2019

Ex-director of FBI, CIA takes on a phone scammer

Robocalls and phone scammers are getting worse. Most are merely annoying but some can be terrifying, like the scammer who threatened to kill Lynda...
Happening Now April 14, 2019

Cyberwar, discount cables, aggressive email filters and more: Tech Q&A

Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products and all things digital. Sometimes, choosing the most interesting...
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