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How to Tell If a Website Is Secure

You can find a website for anything on Google, but can you trust these websites? Not necessarily says Adam Levin,…

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Fake Jobs at Real Companies

Scammers are pretending that they work for well-known companies and then are stealing job seekers’ identities and savings. What happens:…

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Fake Websites

Until recently, if you made a typo and left out the “c” when typing “Netflix.com” into a web browser, the…

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Theft by Bank Tellers Is Spreading

A Chase Bank teller in White Plains, New York, took part in an ID-theft ring that stole more than $850,000 from…

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Hidden Traps of Uber and Lyft

Uber and Lyft often are cheaper and more convenient than taxis. But in many cities and towns, these app-based services,…

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Beware Uber and Netflix Scams

Hackers Are Stealing Your Logins Cyberthieves aren’t just invading financial accounts such as credit card and bank accounts—they also are…

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Crowdfund Scams

Crowdfund websites such as Kickstarter.com and Indiegogo.com connect projects in need of funding, such as inventions and charitable causes, with…

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Beware Reverse-Mortgage Ads

Reverse mortgages allow home owners age 62 and older to borrow against the value of their homes without any repayment…

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New Credit Card Scam: Stealing Security Codes

The three- or four-digit security codes printed on credit and debit cards are meant to protect you from criminals who…

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The Fake Survey Call

An automated call that claims to want your opinion actually might be after your money. Phone surveys are exempt from…

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Cyber-Crooks Could Crack Your Nest Egg

How to Protect Your Financial Accounts High-tech thieves are trying to crack your nest egg. An incredible 88% of brokerages and…

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The Clean-Credit Scam

It sounds like a tempting offer—hide your credit problems by obtaining a credit-privacy number (CPN) to replace your Social Security number…

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New Investment Scams Even Smart People Fall for (Even the FBI Fell for One)

Just because Bernard Madoff is behind bars doesn’t mean that you are safe from thousands of other financial villains who…

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Warning: Cyber Thieves May Have Your Social Security Number

What to do right now... Massive data breaches at giant companies have become so commonplace that consumers now tend to…

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Hidden Dangers in Online Ads

Even the “safest” corners of the Internet are no longer safe. Latest scam that could harm you: Cybercriminals have been…