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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

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Quigley Celebrates the Expansion of Chicago Immigration Help Desk

Chicago – U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) announced the expansion of the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) Immigration Court Help Desk with new funding from the Executive Office for Immigration

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Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving Critical To Reducing Traffic Deaths in the Future

Washington, D.C.  — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that 35,092 people were killed in traffic crashes in 2015. Drunk driving was involved in 10,265 traffic fatalities, or

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The top three ways to avoid fraud

In pretty much every article and blog post we put out, you’ll find tips to help you avoid scams. The idea is that, if you can spot a scam, and

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Academics and scientists: Beware of predatory journal publishers

If you’re a scholar or scientist, you know the value of being published in an academic journal. Unfortunately, some dishonest publishers also understand this — and have used it to

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Helping Victims of the Flooding in Louisiana — Make Sure Your Donations Count

It’s heartbreaking to see people lose their lives, homes, and businesses to the ongoing flooding in Louisiana. But it’s despicable when scammers exploit such tragedies to appeal to your sense

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FTC says car dealer took consumers for a ride – again

According to the Sinatra standard, „Love is lovelier the second time around.” But the same can’t be said when a car dealership that has already settled an FTC law enforcement

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You want online security tips? We’ve got ‘em

Ever wonder if you’re taking the right steps to keep your devices and information secure? Perhaps you’re a parent or educator looking for tips to help protect kids online. Or

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SEC imposters – don’t be twice fooled

“Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me” is an old adage. While there’s no shame in being the victim of a scam, nobody wants to

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Looking to block unwanted calls?

Are you signed up for the National Do Not Call Registry, but still getting unwanted sales calls? If a company is ignoring the Registry, there’s a good chance it’s a

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Shutting down scammers and their pop-up ads

Ever wonder how you spot a tech support scam? Ads that pop up on your computer with messages like ‘SECURITY ALERT’ or ‘Urgent Notice: your data may be at risk’

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People with student loan debt oppose Obama’s tuition-free college plan, study finds

Champaign, Illinois — A recent analysis of online conversations about President Obama’s proposed plan for tuition-free community colleges, America’s College Promise, indicates that a significant number of people oppose the

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Universal Basic Income: A Minute With U. of I. labor expert Robert Bruno

The idea of universal basic income – that is, Uncle Sam paying everyone $10,000 per year – has come back in vogue among economists and policymakers. Robert Bruno is a

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The Obama Foundation Announces Architect Selection for Future Presidential Center

  Chicago, Illinois – The Obama Foundation announced that it has selected the architectural team of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) and Interactive Design Architects (IDEA) to

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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin met with Polish Senator Anna Maria Anders

Washinton, D.C. – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met June 21 with Senator Anna Maria Anders of Poland in his Capitol office to discuss the relationship between the United States