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    'Tis the Season for Scams

    It’s the time of year when fraudsters roll out a cornucopia of time-tested scams to prey on consumers’ holiday habits.

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    Fake MoneyPak websites

    Many of America’s 33.5 million unbanked and underbanked households rely on prepaid debit cards to pay bills and make purchases. These consumers use cash reload packs--like Green Dot’s MoneyPaks--to load money on their prepaid debit cards. While cash reload packs offer people without bank accounts critical access to the financial system, they are also a frequent target of scammers.

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    Scammers targeting victims in and out of disaster zones after recent hurricanes, earthquakes

    Be on the lookout for scammers who want to take advantage of you when donating to disaster relief charities​

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    Equifax Security Breach

    A news release today reports that Credit Reporting Firm Equifax has had a data breach. While Equifax will be working to notify any consumers that may be at risk, we have found a more immediate resource for those that do not want to wait for their mail or e-mail communication. Equifax has established a dedicated website to help consumers to determine if they were affected and is providing complimentary identity theft protection.

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    51 Proven Ways to Prevent College Identity Theft

    51 Proven Ways to Prevent College Identity Theft

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    Four Tips for a Cyber-Safe Summer

    Summer is upon us – a time for family, fun and travel. Whether you’re going around the block or around the world, odds are you’re taking your work laptop (just in case). And of course, you’re taking your smartphone. Maybe you’ll want to check email on your phone using the hotel’s public WiFi. Maybe the kids want to play an online game on that laptop.

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    Tips To Stay Safe Online

    Need some tips to stay safe online?

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    Inside Cyber Scams

    Inside Cyber Sams - If you're using public Wi-Fi, you might be oversharing.

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    Summer Travel?

    Cyber Do’s and Don’ts for Summer Travel

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    6 Summer Scams and How to Avoid Them

    Some scams never seem to get old, as evidenced by the huge number of people that continue to fall for them no matter how many warnings we issue. There are always new variations that snare even the wariest consumers.

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    Top 10 financial scams targeting seniors

    The National Council on Aging’s webpage for “Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors”:

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    New email phishing chip and PIN scam

    Remember the credit cards you recently had to get replaced for chip-and-PIN-enabled ones? While the new cards you got in the mail are still safer than the old ones you (hopefully) shredded, some thieves have caught up. Here’s how to keep your information safe.

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    3 Precautions to Take When You Pay at the Pump

    Card skimmers are notorious for gas-station scams. Here are 3 tips to help you protect yourself when you’re filling up.

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    Learn About Fake Checks and current scams

    Learn About Fake Checks and current scams at Fakechecks.org.

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    6 ways you are being too open online

    By now, most of us have gotten used to the idea of being “open” online. We freely exchange information over email, post content to social media, and peruse websites with reckless abandon, assuming there are security and privacy measures in place to protect us from any unseen dangers.

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