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Facebook 5 Billion Dollar Settlement for Privacy Violations

What the FTC Facebook settlement means for consumers The next time users visit Facebook, things might not look different, but big changes are brewing behind the scenes. The FTC’s record-breaking $5 billion settlement requires Facebook to conduct a massive overhaul of its consumer privacy practices. The settlement also makes major changes to Facebook’s operations [...]

2019-07-24T13:14:30-04:00July 24th, 2019|Identity Theft, Privacy Issues|0 Comments

Scammers want more from you

Spear phishing scammers want more from you For more information visit the FTC website here “I’m calling from [pick any bank]. Someone’s been using your debit card ending in 2345 at [pick any retailer]. I’ll need to verify your Social Security number — which ends in 8190, right? — and full debit card information [...]

Look out for credit card skimmers on gas pumps

With the summer travel season in high gear, the FTC is warning drivers about skimming scams at the pump.  (Full Story found here.) Skimmers are illegal card readers attached to payment terminals.  These card readers grab data off a credit or debit card’s magnetic stripe without your knowledge. Criminals sell the stolen data or [...]

Change your Twitter Password

Change your Twitter password ! Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC You may have heard the recent news that Twitter discovered a bug that stored passwords “unmasked” in an internal log. What does this mean? If you are a Twitter user, your password could be exposed. Twitter says that there are no signs of [...]

2018-05-08T14:23:22-04:00May 8th, 2018|Identity Theft, Privacy Issues|0 Comments

Are you sick of robocalls and wish you could block them?

Are you sick of robocalls?  Do you want to block them?  Here's some information to allow you to do that. If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it's a robocall.  We’ve seen a significant increase in the number of illegal robocalls because internet-powered phone systems have [...]