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Growing Problem Of Tech Support Scams

Virtually everyone has had some sort of problem with his or her computer that prompted a call to tech support. But that call could cost you due to the latest cyber scam sweeping the Internet – phony tech support sites.

CBS4–07/07/2013

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U.S. Attorney & FTC Crack Down On Timeshare Fraud

Not only is Florida tops in the nation for identity theft fraud, we’re also at the top of the list when it comes to timeshare resale fraud.

CBS4–06/06/2013

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Federal Trade Commission Cracks Down On Data Brokers

Federal authorities have launched a crackdown on data brokers – people who track your every search and purchase on the Internet and sell the information.

CBS4–03/18/2013

(Source: AP)

Google Settles With FTC Over Antitrust Issues

Google competitors unhappy with the way their search results are displayed on Google search pages will be able to opt out under an agreement announced today by the Federal Trade Commission.

CBS4–01/03/2013

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Instagram To Users: We Can Sell Your Photos Without Notice

Instagram said today that it has the perpetual right to sell users’ photographs without payment or notification, a dramatic policy shift that quickly sparked a public outcry.

CBS4–12/18/2012

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FTC Warns Of Scammers Accessing Your PC Using Your Phone

In a recent twist, scam artists are using the phone to try to break into your computer. They call, claiming to be computer techs associated with well-known companies like Microsoft.

CBS4–10/26/2012

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Nerve-Wracking Phone Scam Targets South Florida Residents

“We got your son, we got your son and we’re going to kill him,” a caller screamed to Elizabeth Manger while she was at work. This scam has been ringing South Florida phones for more than a year. INSIDE: How to identify the scammer.

CBS4–10/13/2012

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Identity Theft A Danger For Kids

The last thing on most parents’ mind this time of year is worrying about having identity thieves steal their children’s personal data to take out credit cards, loans, and even renting homes in their kids’ names. But it’s something that is a growing problem that parents should pay attention to it.

CBS4–08/15/2012

(Source: AP)

Experts Warn Of Holiday Credit Co-Signing Risks

This years’ holiday shopping season is expected to be a record-breaker, with online spending approaching $25 billion dollars so far. With all that spending, consumers may be tempted to borrowing money, or help a friend borrow money by cosigning a loan for them.

CBS4–12/12/2011

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