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    Phishing Scams

    Be careful with scams as we approach the Holiday Season!

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    Paying scammers

    Gift cards are a popular and convenient way to give someone a gift. They’re also a popular way for scammers to steal money from you.

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    10 steps to avoid scams

    There are thousands of new scams every year, and you can’t keep up with all of them (we know, we try!).

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    Capital One Hack

    Capital One hack There's a huge data breach to tell you about this morning, and it might be one of the biggest.

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    Watch out for these scams targeting the elderly

    A sobering truth is that older adults are oftentimes the target of costly scams, because they tend to have a more robust nest egg and may be hesitant to report the crime.

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    4 mistakes to watch out for when paying off debt

    4 mistakes to watch out for when paying off debt

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    Cell phone scam

    Fraudsters are using stolen info to trick cell phone carriers into transferring legitimate phone numbers to new devices, leaving consumers with dead cell phones and vulnerable to further attacks.

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    Top 10 Scams of 2017

    Every year, Fraud.org collects thousands of consumer complaints about scams, and today we're releasing our current list of the Top Ten Scams in order to warn consumers what to watch out for. For the fifth year in a row, scams involving bogus Internet merchandise were the #1 complaint!

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    Creating a Strong Password

    Feb 01, 2018 05:30 AM

    Check out the “Creating a Password” tip card for helpful steps on reevaluating and strengthening your passwords from Homeland Security.

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    It's Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

    January 29th - February 2nd the FTC has multiple webinars and tools to help educate consumers about tax-related identity theft, their impact, how to protect yourself, and how to recover if you become a victim.

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    Tips to avoid email scams

    5 Tips for Avoiding Email Scams.

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    It's Data Privacy Day!

    Learn how to keep your information safe.

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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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    Frauds and Scams

    Be on alert. Stay informed. Protect yourself.

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    Credit Card Fraud - What to Do if You are a Victim

    Every year, millions of Americans fall victim to fraud that costs the national economy billions of dollars. If you’re a victim, it can wreak havoc on your personal finances. Luckily, many financial institutions have measures in place to help protect you from credit fraud. Experian also offers tools you can use to protect yourself from identity theft.

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    Top Three Spring Scams to Avoid

    As bright springtime flowers bloom, so do new dark, weed-like scams.

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    Moving this spring? Watch out for rental scams!

    Each year, May through September are the most popular months of the year to make a move. Planning a move? Fraudsters know how to take advantage of the excitement swirling around prospective movers. If you are not careful, you may fall for a rental scam.

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    Daily Tax Tips video from fraud.org

    The National Consumers League has created a series of Daily Tax Tip videos to help consumers file their taxes painlessly. Click on the video above to get our tips for avoiding tax fraud.

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    Be wary of fraudsters trying to steal your money and identity this tax season

    With less than seven weeks left before April 18, we have entered the height of tax season—the time of year when more than 70 percent of taxpayers turn to software or tax preparers to help prepare their returns. Unfortunately it’s also the time when, if you are not careful, you can fall for one of the most common tax scams: tax preparer fraud...

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    A Guide to Protecting Your Kids Online

    Parents today are confronted with an entirely new set of safety concerns for their children – online threats.

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    The #1 scam!

    Last year, Fraud.org collected more than 7,000 consumer complaints about scams, and today we're releasing our annual list of the Top Ten Scams in order to warn consumers what to watch out for. For the fourth year in a row, scams involving bogus Internet merchandise were the #1 complaint!

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    Save money filing taxes this new year

    Save money filing taxes this new year—and protect yourself from identity fraud

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    Online Safety

    Online Safety - Internet Fraud, Types of Internet Fraud, Tips to Avoid Internet Fraud, Reporting Internet Fraud, and Phishing and Vishing.

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    Scam Alerts

    Scam Alert: don't be duped by fraudsters. Here are some popular scams you should be aware of.

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    7 tips to help protect yourself from being hacked

    From a technical standpoint, anything that is connected to the Internet has the potential of being hacked. However, there are several different things that can be done in order to protect your data and yourself from attacks.

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    Defend your data: 5 online security don'ts

    Defend your data: 5 online security don'ts

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    5 rules to help protect your online bank account

    Evading banking cyber thugs is more challenging than ever. They're now targeting consumers rather than banks and scouting out security holes in your computer. The reason: About 80 percent of U.S. households bank on the Internet, according to banking consultancy Novantas LLC in New York.

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    Protect Your Identity

    Good to know: basic information about Identity Theft.

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    6 Tips to Prevent Fraud and Identity Theft for Your Kids

    As parents, we spend a lot of time keeping our kids safe. That means holding hands while we cross the street, buckling them into car seats and many other things. But have you considered your child’s financial safety? Here’s what you need to do to stay on top of threats to their future financial wellness.​

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    7 Tips to Avoid Hidden Finance Pranks

    These days you can fall prey to a scam artist just about anywhere—in person, over the phone, or online. Millions of people in the United States become the victims of fraud each year. It’s important to stay up-to-date on how to protect yourself from common fraud and identity scams. Here are seven tips to avoid hidden finance pranks:

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    Chip Cards

    If your credit card doesn’t have a microchip in it now, it likely will very soon. Also called EMV cards, these chip-embedded cards developed by companies such as Europay, Mastercard and Visa contain security measures that were impossible with the old magnetic stripe cards.

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