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Internet fraud is growing at an alarming rate, and the most common complaint by far is auction fraud. Protect yourself by learning more about it here.

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5 Ways To Maximize Your Savings on Amazon

Amazon.com is the largest online retailer in the United States. They’ve made it incredibly easy to purchase millions of items that ship straight to your door. It’s convenient, saves some hassle in running errands, and often provides a way to buy items online for less than they cost in physical ...

 

4 Ways To Spot Fake Online Reviews

The power of collective wisdom is an amazing thing. Thanks to technology, you can tap into endless online reviews to help you do everything from book sweet accommodations at an unknown hotel in an unfamiliar city, to discover a gluten-free soufflé joint right in your own backyard! How do you ...

 

Ransomware: Holding Your Computer Hostage for Money

The worst ransomware to date is freezing up computers until consumers pay scammers hundreds of dollars to supposedly implement a fix. Beware of this ransomware virus Crypto-Locker is apparently making the rounds and encrypting all the files on your computer hostage until you pay criminals $300 for them to unlock ...

Is Amazon Prime Worth It?

Amazon Prime members get free 2-day shipping and other perks, but is it worth the new $99 admission price? Amazon Prime is about convenience, not the best price First, let me set some background. Prime members get free 2-day shipping on most online purchases with no minimum order size, plus ...

Cheap Ways To Get New e-Book Titles

Book lovers no longer need have "service envy" toward Hulu Plus and Netflix customers who can binge on endless TV. You're getting a similar service of your very own!   Try these affordable e-book services Oyster is a new service for e-book readers that offers unlimited books on an all ...

Fee-Free Online Banking Options

Online banks are free to use, generally don't have surprise gotcha fees, and are winning rave reviews from customers. In general, online banking appeals to younger folks who don't want branches or even to look at someone face-to-face when they do their finances. USAA Federal Savings Bank, which caters to ...

eBay Scams Shift From Buyers To Sellers

There's a new scam plaguing eBay sellers that I want to bring to your attention. I've gotten several calls to my Consumer Action Center that lead me to believe one thing: We're seeing a surge in criminals establishing false identities as buyers on eBay, ordering high-end merchandise, and using stolen ...

The Latest Targets of Hackers

It's been another busy day in the world of data breaches. Hackers target Lifelock In what seems like a great irony, Lifelock has had to pull its mobile app from the App Store and Google Play over what they're calling "security issues." The company is not saying exactly what's going ...

Armed thieves posing as iPhone sellers on Craigslist

Craigslist.org has long posted a warning on its site that reads, "Deal locally with folks you can meet in person. Follow this one rule and avoid 99% of scam attempts." Well, now there's a new warning I have to give you about doing business face-to-face with people. The San Francisco ...

Fake eBay email scam warning

In early January, our team received a letter from 82-year-old Marjorie telling us about a mink coat that her grandson Christopher tried to sell for her on eBay.  It’s a sad tale that follows, but a great learning lesson for others… In October 2013, Christopher was asked to help his ...

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