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Shopping safely online during a pandemic

As the holiday season approaches, millions of consumers are considering a variety of options for shopping during these unprecedented times—including online, of course. With scams popping up everywhere, consumers must remember to take certain precautions to protect themselves. Get a helpful list of tips.
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How to recycle your electronics and more

America Recycles Day encourages all of us to consider the use of recycled products, and highlights how we can to be more mindful of what we consume. Get tips for how to be more green!
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Celebrating the Day of the Dead

Today is the Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), a significant Mexican holiday where families welcome back… more...
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Scams that start on social media

Many of us are spending more time on social media during the pandemic—and scammers are too. They're hiding out on your favorite platforms, using ads and offers to market their scams, according to people’s reports to the FTC and a new Data Spotlight. Get the details on hot scams and how to stay safe.
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Scammers prey on your kindness during disasters

Shameless scammers want to help themselves to your money. And they’re competing with legitimate charities, taking advantage of your generosity. So, as you open your heart and wallet to help people and causes, be sure to consider these FTC tips for safe giving.
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What to do when you (and your kids) are online at home

The start of a new school year is a good time to double-check your online set-up at home, since lots of people might depend on it. The FTC offers their tips for what you need to consider.
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Tips to help you avoid post-disaster scams

No matter what kind of disaster you've been impacted by, the aftermath is never easy. But when scammers target people just trying to recover, it can be even worse. The FTC offers their tips to help you avoid common post-disaster scams.
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Scammer Alert: Unknown Actor posing as Department of Homeland Security

Attention small business owners! The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is currently tracking and monitoring a situation involving an unknown malicious cyber actor who is imitating the COVID-19 relief webpage of the Small Business Administration through phishing emails.
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FTC: Going shopping? Don’t get shortchanged

Because of business shutdowns and social distancing, people have been spending cash at stores or restaurants at record low levels. Now, some businesses are running low on coins and not offering change. Here are some tips to avoid losing money next time you go out shopping.
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Help COVID-19 contact tracers, not scammers

Contact tracers, the folks who work for state health departments to try to track anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19, are an important part of our road to recovery. But some scammers are pretending to be contact tracers so they can profit off of the current confusion. Find out what you need to watch out for.
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