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Making Money from Your Information

  People must protect themselves from scammers; those who steal information from innocent people to make money. They make money in several ways, from getting you to buy things to stealing and selling your information on the dark web. They send fake emails, making phone calls, and hacking computers. The ones that make money through

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Internet Safety for Children

Parents give children phones at a younger age than ever before. Along with the ability to stay in touch with their parents, kids love to play games and interact with each other through social media, including games and chat programs. Experts debate the use of cell phones by children, claiming that it places them at

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New FTC Phone Scams

Consumers know the Federal Trade Commission as the government agency that tracks and prosecutes scammers and protects consumers.  The agency was created in 1914 to protect consumers and prevent forced business monopolies. The New Scams Scammers have begun to use the name of the FTC as a way to target new victims. Thieves pose as

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Why is Phishing Dangerous?

  Phishing is the act of gaining your trust by acting as a representative of a reputable organization. Scammers might pose as someone who works for a software company like Apple, a government agency like the Social Security Administration, or a lawyer from a prestigious law firm. They send electronic communication such as email, website links

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Getting Revenge on Scammers

  Legitimate businesses have used automated systems for many years. The systems are designed to reduce or eliminate the need for human operators and tech support personnel. Many websites feature systems in the form of conversational bots, i.e., robots or “bots” that answer questions based on keywords and phrases. For example, if you log on

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Can Social Security Be Suspended?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) shows a rise in phone scams relating to suspended accounts. Callers claim that citizens are having their social security numbers suspended due to criminal activity or taxes being owed to the government. Scammers target senior citizens and convince them to pay fines to correct the problem, while others ask for

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Avoiding Common Phone Scams

Avoiding phone scams can be difficult. Scammers trick users so they can get access to your information. It is more difficult than ever to detect phone scams by the phone number. Criminals often use VoIP or Internet phone numbers to seem as if they are local. The numbers are untraceable. Cell phone users can avoid

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Is Sexting Really Dangerous?

If we have learned anything about sexting, we know it’s fun but foolish and potentially dangerous. Politicians and celebrities are often in the news because of sexting. Some have experienced ruined careers and/or ruined relationships. They tell the media they were caught up in the moment or meant no harm. In the end, the fun

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Why Are Reverse Phone Searches So Expensive?

Reverse phone searches continue to be difficult at best unless you have the inside scoop on how to track down numbers that may be important. Inevitably, each of us has received one or more calls from unknown numbers. It can drive you crazy if it happens day after day. The same can be said for

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Identify And Locate A Caller With A Phone Number Tracer

Have you ever used a phone number tracer? Do you know they exist? Today, we’ll teach you how easily you can do it. Phone Number Tracers There are lots of means on how to trace the whereabouts of a person – and one of the best ways to do this is to trace a phone

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