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5 online stranger danger scams to avoid

Let’s face it. Even for the most determined Luddite or those individuals who are perfectly happy being an occasional user of online and social media services—how could you not be wowed by the plethora of innovative leaps the digital renaissance

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How to Avoid the Busy Holiday Scamming Season

You’re not the only one joyfully anticipating the holiday season. Cyber criminals are all aflutter, too, as they look forward to taking advantage of innocent shoppers like you. Here are some of the most common ways these thieves operate, because

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How to Stay Safe When Shopping for Holiday Gifts Online

Want to avoid long lines and large crowds this holiday season? Shopping online lets you zip through your list with just a few clicks.

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Identity Theft: Shop securely this holiday with these tips

The holiday shopping season brings out thieves hoping to score your credit card details or steal your personal identity. It’s easy to get distracted when you’re checking off your gift list, but don’t let down your guard. When you’re in

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Identity Theft 101: Tips on how to protect your identity

An estimated 17.6 million Americans—that’s 7% of U.S. residents age 16 and older—were victims of identity theft in 2014. That’s 17 million people whose credit cards were used fraudulently or had their personal information used to open new accounts. Having

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