Check scams and how to avoid them

checkbookBy Emily Driscoll

Ever heard something that sounded too good to be true? While it would be nice to think that money could just fall into your lap out of the blue, scam artists prey on that idea to trap people in different check scam variations. Although scams have been around for a while, swindlers are infiltrating all areas of communication and using new ways to trick unsuspecting consumers into throwing their money away.

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Data Breaches: Why You Should Care and What You Should Do

lock_with_cardsData Breaches: Why You Should Care and What You Should Do

Numerous reports of data breaches have been in the news recently. Read this article for more about data breaches and what you should do if happens to you.

Flying This Summer?

waiting_for_planeFlying this summer?

Watch for add on fees when booking your tickets. Advice from Consumer Reports

Summer Vacation: 6 Tips to Protect Your Privacy

These tips will help you and your home stay safe while you're on vacation.

Sony Offers Free Id Theft Protection

idtheftSony Offers Free ID Theft Protection to PlayStation Account Holders

What happened: Detailed information of about 77 million people has been stolen from Sony. Consumer groups are calling this one of the largest—and most serious—data security thefts in history. 

 

If you have a Sony Playstation Account, consumer groups strongly recommend that you immediately sign up for the free ID Theft protection. Read this article for more details.

 

 

Worried About the Playstation Hack?

sonyplaystationAre you worried about the Playstation Hack?  Listen to this Podcast.

 

 

 

 

Trying to save on gas? Try these tips.

As gas prices creep towards $4 a gallon, are you looking for ways to save at the gas pump? Here are some tips that may help you get better gas mileage.

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Thinking Abut Donating to Disaster Victims?


disaster-floodingThinking about donating to disaster victims?

When disasters such as floods, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes strike, many people want to help the victims. While there are many legitimate relief organizations that will ask for donations to help the victims, there will also be many scammers who will try to take advantage of the disaster.

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