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BBB Warns Of Phone Text Scam

An 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.

08/04/2014

Tmobile

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.

07/01/2014

Taxes

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.

04/03/2014

(CBS4)

Cell Phones Not Immune From Telemarketers

It’s a reflex. The phone rings and no matter what we are doing, we look.

CBS Miami–02/20/2014

Hackers Grab 40 Million Accounts From Target Stores

Target: Encrypted PINs Stolen, But Safe & Secure

Days after a major data breach at Target stores, the company has released more information about the issue.

CBS Miami–12/27/2013

Hackers Grab 40 Million Accounts From Target Stores

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.

12/21/2013

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Fitness Apps May Be Unhealthy For User’s Privacy

Health and fitness apps designed to help with everything from diet and exercise to monitoring health conditions have been gaining popularity.

CBS Miami–10/17/2013

Source: CBS4

Look Who Is Tracking You Now

Many people think they’re very savvy when it comes to keeping tabs on their credit scores and over finances. But even the savviest may have no idea how reporting agencies are keeping tabs on them.

10/14/2013

Kids Identity Theft Social Security

Protect Your Children From Identity Theft

Before the kids are off to school, the last thing on most parents’ minds is worrying about having ID thieves steal their children’s personal data to take out credit cards, loans, even renting out homes all in the child’s name.

08/20/2013

Have you ever gotten one of those texts with dating tips, weight loss advice or horoscope info, and brushed it off as spam?  Well you may want to check your cell phone bill - you may have been crammed. (Source: CBS4)

Mystery Messages Could Lead To Charges On Your Cell Phone Bill

Have you ever gotten one of those texts with dating tips, weight loss advice or horoscope info, and brushed it off as spam? Well you may want to check your cell phone bill – you may have been crammed.

CBS Miami–08/14/2013

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