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Experts: Research Before Trying To Sell Smartphone OnlineYou’ve probably heard about the various websites that will give you cash for your old electronics—including cell phones. But there is a consumer warning about the sites that seem to promise more than they are willing to deliver for the old devices.
US Charges 42 In $21M Florida Identity Theft-Fraud TakedownFourty-two people in South Florida are facing federal charges in connection to a $21 million identity theft-fraud scheme.
Protect Yourself From Tax Refund TheftIf you live in South Florida, chances are you or someone you know has been a victim of identity theft. Florida leads the nation in tax identity theft, where the crooks steal your tax refund. CBS4's David Sutta has details of a new free program that will keep your identity safe.
Florida Man Charged In Jamaica-Based Lottery SchemeA Florida man is under arrest, accused of participating in a lottery scam based in Jamaica.
‘Do Not Call’ List Doesn't Do What You ThinkMany people who have been on the ‘National Do Not Call Registry’ for years say at some point it started to feel like it just wasn’t working.
BBB Warns Of Phone Text ScamAn alert has been issued by the Better Business Bureau about a new scam involving cell phone text messages. It begins with good news or so the target thinks.
FTC: T-Mobile Made Millions In Bogus Charges Federal regulators are alleging T-Mobile USA knowingly made hundreds of millions off it's customers in potentially bogus charges.
U.S. Charges 25 In S.Fla. In ID Theft, Tax Fraud Case Federal authorities have arrested 25 people in South Florida in connection to a $36 million identity theft and tax refund fraud operation.
Cell Phones Not Immune From TelemarketersIt’s a reflex. The phone rings and no matter what we are doing, we look.
Target: Encrypted PINs Stolen, But Safe & SecureDays after a major data breach at Target stores, the company has released more information about the issue.
Target Offers 10% Off & Free Credit Reports After Breach As an apology for the a security breach which Target says affected 40 million credit and debit card accounts, the stores are now offering 10 percent off total purchases and free credit reports.
Fitness Apps May Be Unhealthy For User's PrivacyHealth and fitness apps designed to help with everything from diet and exercise to monitoring health conditions have been gaining popularity.
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