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Ransomware worries? Keep up to date.

The ransomware in the news now is known as WannaCry or WannaCrypt. It locks users out of their systems until they pay the crooks who installed it. This ransomware takes

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Free movies, costly malware

“Something for nothing” sounds appealing, but often there’s a hidden cost. If the something is a site or app offering free downloads or streams of well-known movies, popular TV shows,

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Don’t let utility scams overpower you

When your electricity goes out, you lose power in more ways than one. Daily necessities are out of reach without lights, warm water, and heat or air conditioning. So if

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The 100th Birthday of General Edward L. Rowny

April 3rd marks the 100th birthday of General Edward L. Rowny. At 100 years old, Gen. Rowny hasn’t lost his drive to serve. He is the President of the American

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“Free” and “risk-free” trials come with hidden charges. Online Marketing Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission has charged a group of online marketers with deceptively luring consumers with “free” and “risk-free” trials for cooking gadgets, golf equipment, and access to related online

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Scammers even impersonate kidnappers

Imposters will pretend to be anyone to get you to send them money. Recently, reports of the virtual child kidnapping imposter scam have resurfaced. The scam begins with a call

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Prize Scams: Don’t Pay to Play

You get a phone call from an excited caller saying you’ve won a trip, a car, or a lot of money. Next, they ask you to send money before you

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Budgeting for the new year

If you had a dollar for every New Year’s resolution you’ve broken, what would you do with all that money? If spending was your first thought, here’s a resolution that

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FTC Scam Alert: There’s an app for that (but it might be fake)

As more and more consumers are shopping with mobile apps, fraudsters are following the money. There are fake phone apps popping up that impersonate well-known retailers in order to steal

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What Car Dealers Didn’t Say About Their Inspections

If you’re doing business with a car dealer that advertises 100-plus-point inspections for its used cars, you’d expect the dealer to make it clear if some of those cars had

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IRS warns of a new tax bill scam

We certainly understand if the latest IRS imposter scam makes you queasy: it involves a fake IRS tax notice that claims you owe money as a result of the Affordable

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Trump Wouldn’t Win Without Polish-Americans. An Interview With William “Bill” Ciosek

Grzegorz Dziedzic: How did you become so engaged in Donald Trump’s campaign? William “Bill” Ciosek: – I was instantly a very passionate supporter of Donald Trump. I was one of

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The FTC fights international scams

If you have a phone, you’ve probably heard from an IRS imposter — someone claiming you owe thousands of dollars and better pay up immediately, or else terrible things will

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Kids turning 16? Check their credit report

Any parent or guardian of a child knows the milestones that come with turning 16 – learning to drive, maybe dating, or thinking about college. But now, there’s one more:

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Phony computer techs shut down

Scammers know people pay attention to warning signs, like the car’s “check engine” light, or railroad crossing gates and weather alerts. So when a fraudster wants to grab your attention,

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FTC Charges Fake Prize Scheme Operators With Fraud

The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of a fake prize scheme with mailing phony prize notifications that tricked people into thinking they had won $1 million or more

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Poll: Americans Concerned about North Korean Nuclear Program

With concern rising about North Korea’s nuclear test yesterday, a majority of the American public—60 percent—continue to cite North Korea’s nuclear program as a critical threat to the United States,

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Statement of US Labor Secretary Perez on August employment numbers

Washington – U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement about the August 2016 Employment Situation report released today: “As we head into Labor Day weekend, the

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When your computer life is held for ransom

Imagine if everything on your computer was “kidnapped” — including all of your precious family photos and important personal documents. And the only way you could access any of it