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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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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Prince

Being an innovator is risky—some will grow to love your risk-taking while others will never respect your lack of conformity. Today’s featured artist integrated varieties of just about every music genre into his sound, and had one of the most eclectic and well-respected music careers of anyone in history.
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Using technology to connect with grandparents

This year maybe more than ever, we’re looking for ways to connect with family in new, safe ways. We’ve pulled together a list of some great, easy-to-use, and free ways to stay in touch virtually, plus seven ideas for fun and interesting things to do together without being in the same room.
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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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Women in Technology Employee Resource Group: Facing uncomfortable truths

Elevating women in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields (STEM) takes more than encouragement and support. It also takes everyone tackling and facing some uncomfortable truths. For example, did you know men took specific action to discourage women and push them out of computing? Watch a few compelling videos that share truths everyone must face.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: 311

This band's third studio release, titled simply 311 (or the blue album), came out in July of 1995. It took a lengthy fourteen months, but when the second single “Down” hit radio airwaves, the band absolutely blew up. It hit no. 1 on the Billboard charts and was heard across mainstream radio from shore to shore. An accompanying music video was all over MTV and the band became a household name.
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Refer a friend, get up to $450 a year!

If you haven’t heard about our referral program, you’re missing out on free money. You could be getting up to $75 worth of credits on your next bill and up to $450 a year. Get the scoop and start saving!
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Canned Heat

These guys may not have the notoriety of some of the larger bands of the era, but if you ask many that lived through the hippie era, Canned Heat helped define it. “Going Up The Country” was more than a song, it was an anthem for millions of people looking to make a statement with their way of life. That’s pretty neat.
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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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