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Store sensitive personal information securely and protect it during transmission

You’ve heard about Newton’s laws regarding bodies at rest and bodies in motion. A 21st century corollary is to protect sensitive information when it’s at rest on your network and

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Scammers impersonate the National Institutes of Health to steal money

Consumers are reporting another government imposter scam to steal money. This time the scammers are pretending to be calling from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to reports, callers

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The FTC doesn’t need your bank info

Here at the FTC, we’re known for getting things done on behalf of regular people. Unfortunately, sometimes scammers try to take advantage of our good reputation. The latest example: Some

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Tips for buying a hearing aid

If you think you’re losing your hearing, consider seeing a doctor or other health professional who specializes in hearing loss. If a hearing aid is right for you, it’s a

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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,