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Did you get a text from your own number? That’s a scam

Andrew Rayo
Scammers are always thinking up ways to put a new spin on their criminal tricks. This time, they’re sending spam texts to you — from your own phone number. They’ve changed (spoofed) the caller ID to
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Virtual Private Network (VPN) Apps on Mobile Devices

If you’re looking for a more secure way to use public Wi-Fi, know the benefits and risks of Virtual Private Network (VPN) apps. How VPN Apps Work What To Know Before You Download a VPN App How VPN
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What to do when someone steals your identity

Traci Armani
Did someone use your personal information to open up a new mobile account or credit card? Or maybe buy stuff with one of your existing accounts? Or did they file for unemployment or taxes in your name
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Is that text message about your FedEx package really a scam?

Alvaro Puig
You may be skeptical when someone you don’t know sends you a text message you didn’t expect and it tells you to click on a link. Maybe that little voice in your head starts talking to you. I know mine
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How To Recognize and Report Spam Text Messages

If you have a cell phone, you probably use it dozens of times a day to text people you know. But have you ever gotten a text message from an unknown sender? It could be a scammer trying to steal your
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Making mobile payments? Protect yourself from scams.

Lisa Lake
Using mobile payment apps like CashApp, Venmo, or Zelle can be a convenient way to get quick cash to your family and friends. But remember the first rule of sending money, whether you’re using an app
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Upgrading Your Phone? 4 Things You Should Do First

Alvaro Puig
If you’re thinking about upgrading to a new phone, make sure you remove your personal information before you trade it in. Why? Because your phone could have a lot of sensitive, personal information on
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AT&T Unlimited Data Customers Getting Refunds

Alvaro Puig
You might have heard that AT&T agreed to return $60 million to customers for allegedly reducing the data speed on their unlimited data plans without telling them. In its 2014 complaint, the FTC said