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Caller ID

Protecting your identity / Ripoff alert

Affordable Care Act calls may be attempt to steal your identity

On May 28, 2013

The final details are being put together for the health insurance exchanges that will start next January. The applications have been released, and processing of them will begin in October. Already, the Better Business Bureau says scammers are trying to use the program to steal your personal information.¬† The BBB says the callers are claiming to be from the federal…

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FTC takes action to protect Do Not Call list numbers — will “Rachel” from cardholder services stop calling?

On March 29, 2012

“Hello, this is Rachel at Cardholder Services.” Even though it’s an automated message, so many people feel like they know Rachel because she’s called so many times. ¬†Most people don’t want to get to know Rachel. They want her to stop calling, and the Federal Trade Commission says it’s taking action to make sure her robocalls stop. The FTC said…

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FCC cracks down on spoofing: faking caller ID

On June 24, 2011

Caller ID is a great service that allows you to talk when you want and let voicemail go to work when you don’t have time to talk. It makes you wonder how we lived without it. Next time you see someone calling on caller ID, don’t assume it’s who the ID says it is. There is a technology called spoofing…