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Home product discounts you’ll fall for in October

Take advantage of the cooler weather and money-saving deals available this month to do home spruce-ups. According to Consumer Reports, household items such as mattresses, interior paint and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are on deep discount throughout the month … Continue reading

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Yahoo announces all accounts were affected in 2013 hack

On Tuesday, Yahoo announced every single one of their accounts was affected by a data breach that occurred in 2013.

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Recent natural disasters are a reminder to review your homeowners insurance

 Natural disasters like hurricanes Harvey and Irma are a harsh reminder to all homeowners to check and update their homeowners’ insurance.

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Is Equifax Calling?

Have you spoken to someone claiming to be calling on behalf of Equifax? If you have, chances are you spoke with a scammer looking to steal your personal information.

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What you should know about the Equifax data breach

According to the Federal Trade Commission, 143 million people could be affected by the Equifax data breach that took place from mid-May through July 2017.  

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Lenovo to pay $3.5 million fine for selling laptops with adware that posed security threat

One of the world’s largest computer manufacturers has agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission and 32 state Attorney Generals for selling laptops that contained pre-installed software which compromised security protections in order to deliver ads to consumers. According … Continue reading

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Weigh the options before co-signing a student loan

Getting a private loan will likely require a co-signer for students with little credit history. Anyone can co-sign if they meet the credit requirements, but guaranteeing someone else’s loan comes with risks.

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What you should know to avoid Powerball scams

The Powerball jackpot has reached $700 million, making it the second largest in U.S. history.

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Don’t get blinded by an eclipse scam

The solar eclipse is less than a week away and will be visible to all of North America. But big events mean big opportunities for scammers and unscrupulous businesses.

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FTC warns public of new government imposter scam

The Federal Trade Commission is warning consumers about a new government imposter scam where scammers pretend to call from the National Institutes of Health.

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