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Security Alert: Scams on social media still prevalent

A man nearly fell victim to a scam when someone pretending to be his friend offered him a deal too good to be true. It...
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Tips to avoid used car scams

If you're buying a used car online, you need to do your homework. Online garage sales, or social media marketplaces, are a popular place to...
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How to protect yourself while using payment apps

Payment apps are a convenient way to send a receive money, but there are still steps to be taken to protect yourself. While businesses do...
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Identity expert suggests talking with children about phone safety

Your child's whereabouts is something you don't want getting into the wrong hands, but that can be easy to get a hold of. Identity theft...
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Credit vs. debit: Which is better to use to protect funds?

Credit vs. debit — is there a time to use one over the other when it comes to protecting your money from thieves? The greatest...
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As scams get more sophisticated the AARP ‘Imposter IQ Quiz’ tests your knowledge

Judy Schnabel never thought she would be one to fall for a scam. That was until she almost did, "I was shocked. I felt like...
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Using the internet to detect possible fraud cases

Experts suggest consulting the internet to detect a possible scam. Carrie Kerskie, director of identity theft institute at Hodges University, using specific key words, as...
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Credit lock or credit freeze; what’s the difference?

If you're a victim of identity theft or think your information has been compromised, you'll want to put your credit on hold. But do...
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Experts suggest using ‘one-off’ technique to keep information secure

Experts suggest answering security questions as someone else to avoid vulnerability from would-be thieves. The "one-off" technique would allow the consumer to answer questions as...
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How to protect your privacy on your smartphone

Mobile apps can make your life a lot easier. They tap into the information stored on your smartphone to remind you about appointments, find...

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