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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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Cryptocurrency

Bitcoins — and their ever-more-numerous fellows — are a new kind of money, and they offer new kinds of opportunities for the same old crooks. Watch out!

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Overpayment Scams Underestimated

Overpayment Scams, Underwater Cars, and the latest on Equifax

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Equifax Data Breach Leaves You at Risk

Last week Equifax announced that 143 million people have had all their personal data stolen, and this almost certainly includes YOU! Your identity is at risk from now on.

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