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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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Are Free Trials Really Free?

Many companies offer 30 day trials for consumers to test out a product or service without making a commitment. What consumers don’t realize is that the fine print terms and conditions may be signing them up for more than a free trial. Read The Fine Print Companies sneak in long-term agreements and subscriptions into the...

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Beware of Phishing Emails

What is Phishing? The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team defines it as: “An attempt by an individual or group to solicit personal information from unsuspecting users by employing social engineering techniques.” You may not realize that you are receiving a Phishing email until it’s too late. The emails seem to be coming from a...

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