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Amazon Sidewalk: key things to know

Today, June 8, Amazon is rolling out its new Sidewalk Wi-Fi sharing feature on all capable devices such as Echoes and Ring cameras and lights (note: eero devices are not). There are definitely things you should be aware of now that it's going live.
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FTC: Hang up on auto warranty calls

Have you gotten a recorded phone message from “Susie” with the “Vehicle Service Department” calling about your vehicle warranty? That’s, like, so retro. But fanny packs, scrunchies, and tie dye are back—and so are vehicle warranty robocalls. The FTC offers advice for dealing with these annoying calls.
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Phishing alert!

We’re getting increased reports of phishing emails to customers claiming to be from TDS but are actually from @cableone email addresses in many cases. These phishing attempts, which urge you to click on web links and/or open a Google form, are NOT from TDS. See a screenshot and learn what you should (and shouldn't) do.
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Vaccination card scams

You may be excited about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, but you need to be thoughtful about how you share the news. Experts are chiming in to warn you to NOT post a photo of/with your vaccination card. Why? You could be inviting identity theft. Learn how it might happen.
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FTC shares top frauds from 2020

2020 was a tough year. Between the pandemic and the economic crisis, we all had our hands full. And scammers didn’t take any time off either—people lost nearly $3.3 billion in fraud schemes. Find out what the top three scams were last year.
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Five easy Data Privacy Day tips

With today’s technology, keeping your private information safe can be quite a challenge. No matter what you do online, whether… more...
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Scam “US Trading Commission” website is not the FTC

It’s often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but the FTCS is not flattered at all by… more...
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Expert tips for dodging holiday scams

As the holiday shopping season reaches its peak, scammers are crafting schemes and counting on your distraction to trick you.… more...
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Why report fraud?

Scammers don't just scam one person. By sharing your story, you can help make a difference!
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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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