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How To Spot, Avoid, and Report Tech Support Scams

Tech support scammers want you to believe you have a serious problem with your computer, like a virus. They want you to pay for tech support services you don't need, to fix a problem that doesn’t
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How To Secure Your Home Wi-Fi Network

Your home networks might have a range of wireless devices on them — from computers and phones to IP cameras, voice assistants, smart TVs, and connected appliances. Taking some basic steps to secure
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How To Get Less Spam in Your Email

Spam email can be annoying. Worse, it can include scammy offers that can cost you time and money. Here are some things you can do to get fewer spam emails. How To Get Fewer Spam Emails How Not To Be a
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Hang up on tech support calls

Jim Kreidler
It can be frustrating to have problems with your computer, especially now that so many people are working from home. But if you get a call from someone claiming to be a Microsoft technician, saying
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Charity fraud awareness, here and abroad

Rosario Méndez
Today is the start of International Charity Fraud Awareness Week (ICFAW), a coordinated international effort to help charities and donors avoid charity fraud. The FTC joins state charities regulators
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Back to school: Online safety

Ari Lazarus
Now that summertime is quickly coming to an end, it’s back-to-school season. While you’re running around getting pencils, calculators and binders, remember something else on your back-to-school list
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The Capital One data breach: Time to check your credit report

Seena Gressin
If you needed yet another nudge to start keeping an eye on your credit report to protect against identity theft, Capital One has delivered it with its announcement that a data breach has exposed the
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How to Recognize and Avoid Phishing Scams

Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal and financial information. But there are several ways to protect yourself. How To Recognize Phishing How To Protect
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Malware from illegal video streaming apps: What to know

Alvaro Puig
The popularity of video streaming services has taken off in the past few years. It’s become easier to stream video through smart TVs, streaming boxes that connect to your not-so-smart TV, and even