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Richard Gilbert talks about tax fraud and how to protect yourself.

Protect Yourself from Fraud this Tax Season

Unless you’re an accountant or tax preparer who loves the increase in clients this time of year, you’re probably not a huge fan of tax season. But scammers love it because it gives them the opportunity to do what they like to do most – defraud you. There’s a massive web of tax-related scams out…

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The effects of internet addiction can be devastating to children and teens.

The Effects of Internet Addiction on Kids: What Parents Need to Know

In the modern world, we need the internet for daily life. Work, school, banking, shopping, social connection, and more are done either fully online or with online components. Regular internet use is both common and necessary. But it can become a problem when it crosses the line from regular use to addiction. And the effects…

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Are those signs declaring we buy houses scams? Not always - but you should definitely be careful.

“We Buy Houses” Signs – Legitimate House Buyers or Scams?

You’ve probably seen them somewhere. A sign by the road, an ad on a billboard, or even a postcard mailed to your house declares that they buy houses. They promise that they’ll take your house no matter its condition. And usually they throw in guarantees that they’ll pay cash and the process will be fast.…

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Student loan scams steal billions - here's what to watch out for.

Student Loan Scams to Watch for As Payments Resume

Student loans came out of their forbearance period and payments resumed towards the end of last year. Nobody likes getting an extra bill added to the things they have to pay each month – especially when it’s a bill you haven’t had to worry about for the past few years. Unfortunately, scammers know this too.…

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Titania Jordan talks about virtual kidnapping and what parents can do about this new scam.

Virtual Kidnapping: A New Threat for Parents and Kids Online

A virtual kidnapping call can be terrifying – that’s why it’s important to be prepared in advance.

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Kurt Long talks about balancing privacy vs. security in messaging and why it's so important.

Balancing Privacy vs. Security is the Key to Safer Online Messaging

If someone asked you if you want the messages you send and receive to be private, you’d probably say “yes.” Most of us want at least some degree of privacy with our messages. Some of us even choose messaging apps with disappearing messages or other guarantees of complete privacy. But in the evolving landscape of…

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Paige Hanson gives tips to protect yourself from financial fraud.

Financial Fraud Protection Tips You Can Use Today

Many of us have heard horror stories about the consequences of identity theft and various types of fraud. You may have even experienced it or watched a loved one go through it. And we’ve also heard about how criminals are exploiting new technologies. But even though the technology is fancier, most of the ways they…

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Leo Laporte talks about advances in tech and what we can expect in the future.

Advances in Tech and What They Mean for You

Technology has changed so much over the past few years. New tools and ways to use them are showing up at an unprecedented rate. For those of us who aren’t enthusiasts of fancy tech stuff, it can feel like a lot of these advances only matter to the people who use high-tech gadgets and fiddle…

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