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Facebook Official Or Hoax?

On May 26, 2016

We use Facebook to make things official like births and weddings, but just because you see an announcement on Facebook doesn’t means it’s official.

Consumer News / Ripoff alert / Tech

iPhone 5 testers wanted?

On March 19, 2012

For weeks I’ve been getting Facebook messages inviting me to an iPhone 5 testing event. It appears you can test the iPhone 5. In the message, you’re made host of the event. However, there’s only been speculation and no official announcement from Apple about the iPhone 5. Facebook is deleting the post from your page which is a sure sign…

Coupons / Freebies / Ripoff alert / Saving money

Deal or no deal? How to spot a fake offer

On February 8, 2012

Looking for a deal? How about this hot site offering prizes like an iPad for $39.99? Or, having trouble paying your mortgage? How about a loan modification. The ModExperts offer a guaranteed loan modification. While I’m always looking for deals, I can assure you these are not deals. They’re scams setup by the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business…

Protecting your identity / Ripoff alert / Tech

Zappos customers on alert after cyber attack – the lesson for all of us

On January 16, 2012

Cyberfraud is always rampant, but what’s next this week? Online shoe retailer, Zappos, is warning customers that their personal data may have been accessed including your email address, name, billing and shipping address, phone number, and the last four digits of your credit card number, and maybe even a scrambled version of your password. Yikes! The email sent to customers…

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Waiting for a package? Don’t fall for the fake

On January 16, 2012

Waiting on a package from someone? Don’t fall for a bogus email about a delivery or you could install a virus on your machine or have personal information stolen. These types of phishing emails make the rounds. Often, legitimate companies like banks or even the IRS are targeted. The thieves use the legitimate businesses to get you to click on…

Consumer News / Consumer Tips

Will cell phone numbers go public next month?

On March 24, 2011

For years, an email makes the rounds warning cell phone numbers are going public. Nobody wants telemarketing calls on their phone, so that’s why so many people pay attention to the warning. Despite the warning, there’s no need to worry. You’re protected, and here’s why your cell phone number won’t go public.