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Were you charged for Amazon Prime without your permission?

Colleen Tressler
screens before you get to check-out, you could wind up signed up for a service without even knowing it. What’s worse, it can be tough to cancel. Read on to learn how to protect yourself from unwanted
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Keep people’s sensitive DNA information private

Jim Kreidler
You’ve probably heard about genetic testing services, where a company examines your DNA, often from a saliva sample and sends you a report about your family background or your likelihood for
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High school grads: protect yourself from scams

Ari Lazarus
Congratulations — it’s time to graduate! Whether you or someone you know is off to college in the fall, already has a job lined up, or is still figuring out next steps, there’s a lot to do to prepare
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Medicare fraud prevention: What’s on your statement?

Bridget Small
Some people with Medicare are getting unordered COVID tests in the mail — lots of tests — and Medicare is getting the bill. Others don’t get tests but find charges for tests on their Medicare
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Have you been getting scammy text messages?

Ari Lazarus
If you get tons of scam text messages, you’re not alone. Lots of people have been reporting to the FTC that they’re getting texts from scammers impersonating people and organizations you know and
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Be proud, report scams

Samuel Levine
Pride is all about celebrating who you are — proudly, without shame. This Pride, use your voice to talk to your friends and family about spotting and avoiding scams. So, how can you show your Pride
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Medicaid: Spotting the scams

Carol Kando-Pineda
During the pandemic, states had to keep people enrolled in Medicaid so they didn’t lose their insurance. Now that the health emergency declaration is over, that requirement has been phased out — which
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Scammers are hijacking job ads. Here’s how to spot the fakes

Gema de las Heras
Scammers are taking outdated ads from real employers, changing them, and posting them on employment websites and career-oriented platforms like Indeed or LinkedIn. The modified ads seem to be real job
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How to stop subscriptions you never ordered

Jim Kreidler
Many subscription offers are tempting, especially if they offer a free trial period before you commit. But what if you’re getting a magazine subscription you never ordered? How do you stop it? The FTC
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Avoiding scams that target immigrants

Jennifer Leach
When there are big changes that lead to confusion, scammers prosper. Pretty much always. So, as Title 42, the pandemic-era law related to immigration, expired last week, the resulting “what happens
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Investment scam targeting WeChat groups

Tiffany Smedley
A so-called investment opportunity reportedly took the social media platform WeChat by storm — and stole millions from the Chinese community in the U.S. A flurry of social media posts urged people to
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Pregnancy app Premom shared users’ sensitive information

Amy Hebert
If you’re trying to become pregnant, you might be looking for an easy way to track your fertility and ovulation. But you probably aren’t looking for that information to get shared without your