Monthly Archives: February 2012

FTC Releases Top Complaint Categories for 2011

Identity Theft Once Again Tops the List Statement Released by FTC 2/28/2012 The Federal Trade Commission today released its list of top consumer complaints received by the agency in 2011. For the 12th year in a row, identity theft complaints … Continue reading

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FTC Offers Warning, Advice on Tax-Related Identity Theft

Did you know that your Social Security number can help an identity thief get a job, or the tax refund that should be yours? The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, cautions that thieves can use a stolen … Continue reading

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FTC Warns that Mobile Apps May Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act

Agency Sends Letter to Marketers of Six Apps for Background Screening The Federal Trade Commission warned marketers of six mobile applications that provide background screening apps that they may be violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The FTC warned the … Continue reading

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IRS: Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

The Internal Revenue Service has issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud. The Dirty … Continue reading

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Banking Malware Finds New Weakness

Ice IX Steals Phone Numbers to Compromise Accounts A new Zeus variant has the attention of security experts – not because of its sophistication, but because of its automation. Named Ice IX, this new malware targets online banking users’ login … Continue reading

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Senators Unveil Major Cybersecurity Bill

The long-awaited, wide-ranging cybersecurity legislation that would update the laws that govern how the federal government secures its information systems as well as help safeguard the vital private networks in which American society depends on was introduced in the Senate … Continue reading

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Money Kept Local Multiplies

It doesn’t matter whether you live in Reno, Kalamazoo or Dublin, the money you give to charity helps more when you give locally. You are less likely to be scammed when you give locally.

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