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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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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 ...

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 ...

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? Effective April 17, the price of an Amazon Prime membership will jump from $79 to $99. That's prompted a lot of people to ask me what I think about the price ...

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 ...

Cookies are toast, so what's next in online tracking?

When it comes to tracking your activity online, the cookie is going away. But where are the laws we need to protect us as Internet tracking evolves? Apple has a unique identifier for every mobile device they sell. Then they provide that unique code to advertisers, so you can be ...

Think twice before clicking "Unsubscribe me"

You get emails from all kinds of businesses. They all seem to have an unsubscribe link. But should you actually click on that link? The answer depends on who you get it from. If it is from a legit organization you do business with, it's OK. But if it's from ...

New danger of having private info stolen at free wifi hotspots

New technology allowing amateurs to hack into password-protected accounts makes it more important than ever that you surf with care at free wifi hotspots. Free wifi is popping up in more and more places. It's a differentiator for businesses that can really help bring in the customers. Clark was even ...

Your guide to Black Friday

Black Friday is almost here. This year more than ever, the idea of Black Friday has spilled over a day earlier into Thanksgiving and even a week earlier to November 22! Love it or hate it, that's the reality for 2013. The radical shift in timing is being driven by ...

Simplify your grocery list with these free apps

Looking for free apps to help you save money on your grocery list while shopping? Here are a few handy ones. Cellfire.com - Sends coupons directly to your loyalty cards. Coupons.com - Add grocery and drugstore coupons to your store loyalty cards and automatically save when you use them at ...

Do you play Angry Birds? There might be a check coming your way

Scamsters who infiltrated Angry Birds with fake virus scareware ads are ready to pay you restitution if you got hit with their cram charges. Jesta Digital (aka Jamster) is accused of pushing unwanted charges onto the phone bills of consumers who mistakenly clicked on the virus scareware they were feeding ...

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