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Consumers Lured by Credit Monitoring Scheme

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

Shopping for a new or used car can be fun and exciting, but it can also be stressful going through all of those ads and special offers, searching for the right vehicle and then come to signing paperwork you end

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Online Shopping Tips to Keep Close to Your Wallet

Online shopping makes it easy and convenient to search for — and buy — the must-have items on your wish list. Before you buy, check out this video for tips on avoiding hassles, getting the right product at the right

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WATCH OUT: Crooks Bet on Scamming You Again

“Scammed once, shame on you. Scammed twice, shame on me.” That saying, and those actions, are allowing the next round of con artists a promise to getting their money back. Of course, you have to pay an upfront fee. And of course,

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Reduce Credit Card Fraud in One Step

The Hill – As the holiday shopping season approaches and on the heels of President Obama’s bold move to require government-issued credit and debit cards to be equipped with new chip and PIN technology aimed at reducing fraud, the findings

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Top 4 Cyber Scams

October is known as National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Unlock Your Wealth Radio is highlighting the top four cyber scams that could be affecting your money. Continue reading and become aware of these scams and the fraudsters who are

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Visa Software Tackles Fraud at Gas Pump

North Jersey – PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE – Credit card company testing software to flag suspicious payments at gas stations. Self-service gasoline pumps are a favorite place for crooks to test stolen or counterfeit credit cards before going on a shopping spree. Now Visa is trying to

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Food-Stamp Fraud

DETROIT, MI — Federal investigators claim flagrant food-stamp fraud has been occurring in Hamtramck, a suburb within Detroit. They identified $12.5 million in fraud — since when federal officials did not say — and arrested 11 store owners, managers or

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Top 5 Summer Scams to Avoid

Summer is the season to go on vacation, move away, and take in a great concert, but as the weather heats up, so do the scams. The Better Business Bureau warns consumers about the following common summer scams. Don’t let a

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Credit Card Fraud Losses Goes Multi-Billion in 2012

Curated from the Fort Mills Times Global Credit, Debit, and Prepaid Card Fraud Losses Reach $11.27 Billion in 2012 Up 14.6% Over 2011 According to The Nilson Report CARPINTERIA, Calif. — Issuers, merchants, and acquirers of credit, debit, and prepaid

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