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Free Trials and Tribulations

As you browse online, you probably see offers to try out cool products or services for free. This can be tempting and, many times, it’s okay to check them out. But some dishonest companies will bury the terms of their “free trial” offers in fine print or not disclose them at all. Their real goal...

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Fraud Alerts & Scams

For the most up to date list of scam alerts from the FTC visit www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts. July 29, 2019 – Capital One Data Breach Capital One Financial Corporation announced that on July 19, 2019, it determined there was unauthorized access by an outside individual who obtained certain types of personal information relating to people who had...

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2017 Equifax Data Breach

Just when you think you are safe, the Equifax data breach happens. 143 million records were potentially compromised containing over 200,000 credit cards. Affected consumers are at risk from criminals using stolen information to fraudulently open accounts. This means that the most pressing and immediate threat with this breach is identity theft. Ensure your identity...

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InterContinental Hotel Group Data Breach

The InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) announced an extensive credit card breach this week that impacts nearly 5,000 hotels worldwide.  It was reported that malware was designed to steal the hotel guest’s card information.  During the initial discovery, it was believed that very few properties were impacted; however, the number of locations has grown substantially to...

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Wendy’s: the Latest “Big Attack” Putting Your Good Credit at Risk

What was initially thought to be a mere 5% of Wendy’s fast-food locations hit by the criminal minds that put your good credit at risk, has now expanded to impact at least 1,025 nationwide stores – at least 34 of them located in Pennsylvania. Wendy’s is placing blame for the breach on an unnamed third-party...

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