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Identity Theft Awareness Week: How to reduce your risk

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is shining a spotlight on identify theft with a week's worth of educational opportunities to help keep you safe. Get the scoop from the FTC so you won't miss a thing.
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FTC: Fraud reports and losses aren’t just a grandparent’s story

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has some news that might surprise many of you—fraud reports from those under age 60 are higher than those who are over 60! Read on to learn more.
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Facebook messenger scams are going around

Facebook messenger scams are going around. The tricky part is, it can really feel like you're talking to a friend rather than a scammer. Learn what to look for so you can steer clear!
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This July, defend against military consumer scams

July is Military Consumer Protection Month and the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Defense, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and other groups are highlighting tips and resources to help protect members of the military and their families.
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How scammers get your email

When your inbox is getting hit with phishing emails, you may wonder how scammers even found you in the first place. We did the research and are sharing five ways those scams end up in your inbox.
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FTC consumer alert: Cybersecurity advice to protect your connected devices and accounts

Our devices store a lot of personal information, so it’s a good idea to take a few minutes to make sure your computer, phone, and other connected devices are protected. The FTC offers their tips.
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New phishing scheme hitting inboxes

Phishing alert! Our fraud team is reporting a new round of phishing emails. This email has many of the classic hallmarks of a phishing attempt. Check it out.
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FTC: Welcome to Identity Theft Awareness Week 2022

Today the Federal Trace Commission (FTC) is kicking off Identity Theft Awareness Week 2022. Identity thieves have been busier than ever during the pandemic, with scammers and identity thieves after people’s information to apply for credit, unemployment benefits, file taxes, buy things, or get medical services. But there are some things you can do to protect yourself, and this week, you’ll learn how.
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Tips for securing smart home devices

From doorbells, lights, and thermostats, to refrigerators, stoves, and garage door openers, having internet-connected devices can offer loads of convenience—but they can also pose real security risks. Get seven tips to help keep your home network more secure.
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The 20 worst passwords of 2021

In 1987, comedian Mel Brooks made fun of the password 12345 (and those who use it) in one of his movies—but here’s the not-so-funny punchline: that same bad password is the third most-common one in use THIS YEAR. Find out what the other 19 are (and stop using them!).
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