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Scam alert: Beware of using your smart device to look up a phone number

Rather than searching the internet to find the phone number of a business, many of us are now simply asking our smart devices to...
Happening Now August 16, 2019

Beware of fake Equifax claims websites trying to scam you

Millions of Americans want in on the Equifax $425 million settlement, obviously. That, of course, is bringing out the scam artists. Fake websites are...
Happening Now August 1, 2019

5 sneaky eBay scams to watch out for

Anywhere money is exchanged online is vulnerable to scammers, and eBay has had its share of crooks who try to trick you on both...
Tips June 27, 2019

6 ways to tell if a car for sale is fake

With millions of items ready for purchase at our fingertips, consumers have become addicted to the convenience of online shopping. A significant downside to...
Tips June 26, 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

Robocall revenge: How some consumers are fighting back (and you can too)

Life in the 2010s is more convenient than ever, but one thing that has absolutely gotten worse in recent years is robocalls. Despite how...
Tips June 20, 2019

What is an RFID blocker and how can it protect you?

RFID technology is everywhere. It's used on your credit cards, car keys, ID badges and any device that reads information wirelessly. It also makes...
Tips June 8, 2019

Watch out! Clever funding scams spreading online

From personal campaigns to new products, crowdfunding has been been a huge success for a lot of people and startups over the years. But...
Happening Now May 7, 2019

Robocalls changing for the worse, so don't get scammed

Ignoring phone calls from unknown numbers is a good idea. Why? Well, it's most likely just another robocall or a telemarketer. But what if...
Happening Now April 8, 2019

Seen any solar power tax break ads on Facebook? They're scams

Have you seen any of the hundreds of Facebook ads that were promising big tax breaks if you installed new solar energy panels? The...
Happening Now April 4, 2019
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