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Ransomware Blamed for Hospitals Shutting Down Systems

December 7, 2016

An NHS hospital trust which was forced to shut down systems and cancel operations as a result of a cyberattack has revealed that a ransomware infection was the source of the problem. The cyberattack against Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS

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Holiday Charity Scams

November 30, 2016

Cyber Monday Scams

November 28, 2016
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Charity Scams

Holiday Charity Scams

November 30, 2016

The Better Business Bureau offers tips and advice for consumers to avoid fraudulent practices during the holiday season, more specifically holiday charity scams. Today’s topic: Holiday giving to charities RELATED: Tricky Holiday Scams to Avoid The concern: With the holidays approaching,

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Top 5 Veteran Scams

November 9, 2016
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Credit

Consumers Lured by Credit Monitoring Scheme

September 28, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission will return nearly $20 million to more than 145,000 consumers across the country who were victimized by One Technologies LP and its two partner companies, in an online scheme that lured consumers with “free” access to their

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Avoid Misleading Car Ads

August 19, 2016
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Credit Card Scams

Gift Card Scam

November 1, 2016

Gift card scam is in alert for all shoppers, take the hard-learned experience from one couple who recently shopped at a CVS for a $100 pair of Nordstrom gift cards and gave them to their daughter. She then tried to buy something

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Credit Fraud

Cyber Monday Scams

November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday allows online shoppers to breeze through their holiday shopping list this year with the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger on a smartphone screen, unfortunately that also allows scam artists to breeze through your personal identity

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Elderly Fraud Protection

August 18, 2016
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Data Breach

Ransomware Blamed for Hospitals Shutting Down Systems

December 7, 2016

An NHS hospital trust which was forced to shut down systems and cancel operations as a result of a cyberattack has revealed that a ransomware infection was the source of the problem. The cyberattack against Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS

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Cyber Scams to Avoid

November 16, 2016
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Email Scams

Cyber Monday Scams

November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday allows online shoppers to breeze through their holiday shopping list this year with the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger on a smartphone screen, unfortunately that also allows scam artists to breeze through your personal identity

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Suspected Online Scam

November 9, 2016
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Identity Theft

National Identity Theft Awareness Month

December 7, 2016

National Identity Theft Awareness Month Kicks off with Heather Wagenhals and UnlockYourWealthTV to help you protect yourself from #IdentityTheft #Frauds and #Scams. Tune in to this broadcast to learn more about #IDTheft #Hackers and how #DataBreach is no match for you with Heather Wagenhals

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In the Media

Southwest Facebook Scam

November 10, 2016

When a tempting offer is dressed up with an official logo and endorsements from friends, it’s all too easy to forget the telltale warning signs of a scam. Right now an enticing scam is circulating on Facebook promising travelers a

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Investment Fraud

Top 5 Veteran Scams

November 9, 2016

Besides elderly fraud, scams targeting veterans are really the tip of the iceberg. Men and women who have proudly served our country are constant targets for scam artists. Swindlers target vets because they know they are drawing guaranteed benefits. While

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Hotel Loyalty Points Fraud

October 17, 2016
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Phone Scams

People Tricked into Buying Bogus ‘Extended Auto Warranties’

July 19, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission is mailing 5,970 refund checks totaling more than $4 million to people who were bombarded with illegal robocalls and tricked into paying thousands of dollars for bogus “extended auto warranties.” The checks, which are being mailed

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4 Common Phone Scams

June 22, 2016
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Real Estate

Celebrities Behind Hollywood Money Scandals

September 16, 2016

Celebrity financial habits somehow fascinate the everyday folks, from how they choose to spend or save their multi-million dollar fortunes and the legal trouble they find themselves in when the behavior of their bank accounts go awry.   Take Martha

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White-Collar Crime

July 18, 2016

Is Your Landlord a Fraud?

January 14, 2016
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Real Estate Fraud

Celebrities Behind Hollywood Money Scandals

September 16, 2016

Celebrity financial habits somehow fascinate the everyday folks, from how they choose to spend or save their multi-million dollar fortunes and the legal trouble they find themselves in when the behavior of their bank accounts go awry.   Take Martha

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Tax Scams

IRS Crackdown Cuts Down Identity Theft

November 4, 2016

An unprecedented public-private crackdown has helped cut taxpayer identity theft reports in half and prevented millions of dollars in fraudulent refunds, the IRS and tax industry officials said Thursday. The number of people who filed IRS affidavits stating they had been

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Wire Fraud

Holiday Shopping Online Identity Theft

November 18, 2016

New LifeLock Survey Shows That a Third of Americans Are Planning to Do All or Most of Their Holiday Shopping Online, but Are Still Concerned about Identity Theft 80 percent of Americans plan to do at least some holiday shopping

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Cyber Scams to Avoid

November 16, 2016

Southwest Facebook Scam

November 10, 2016

Top 5 Veteran Scams

November 9, 2016
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