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Protect your Money

How to Protect Your Money in Six Steps

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A New Year and New Ways to Protect Yourself

Let’s take a look at where we stand, what we can look forward to, and how we can at least try to keep ourselves safe in the face of an increasing avalanche of attacks by scammers and con artists from all over the world. First of all, we all know that our personal information has probably been stolen by now, …

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Some Good News

It’s been an avalanche of bad news this year – starting with the fact that your personal information (and mine) has almost certainly already been stolen and is floating around out on the dark web. That means we all have to keep a close watch on our bank accounts, credit cards, credit rating and every online account, now and probably …

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Last Minute Lookouts

Holiday spending is up again this year, and so is Holiday scamming. Here are a half-dozen tips for making sure your gift-giving budget benefits the people you INTEND to give to.

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Double Whammy- Two Scams You May Not Be Aware Of

Two dangers you might not be aware of: fake celebrity endorsements are a real problem, and there are serious risks in having your DNA tested.

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Phone Phonies

Using your smartphone to buy things — or having it turned on when you’re pumping gas — can be surprisingly risky. Here are some things to watch out for.

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Holiday Heads-up II

Here are the top four scams that are targeting you during the Holidays, according to the BBB. You’d better watch out, whatever you try – or you’re going to pout, I’m tellin’ you why!

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Holiday Headsup #1

The nine most popular — or UNpopular, if you’re a victim – scams of the Holiday season have been ID’d by the Better Business Bureau, and here’s the first four.

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Flare-lit Tip-offs

  How to identify when an imposter wants your information for nefarious purposes. Scams and swindles today are using some common elements which are easy to spot if you know what to look for. These red flags should be obvious — but some people still need to learn them.

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Disasters and Precautions

Two devastating hurricanes and a horrible mass shooting have brought scammers and swindlers out of the woodwork everywhere, trying to grab the money donated to help the victims. Don’t get taken.

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