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  • Charity scams follow hurricane’s wake

    Oct 10, 2018 | 21:08 pm

    As Hurricane Michael barrels its way toward Florida's Gulf Coast, scammers continue to con people who want to help those affected by past hurricanes. Case in point: The FTC and its state and local partners are getting reports about sham[…]

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  • FTC sues car dealerships for fake recall notices

    Oct 10, 2018 | 17:09 pm

    A recall notice for your car or truck signals a serious safety defect that you should try to get fixed quickly. According to an FTC lawsuit, a group of auto dealerships counted on people doing just that when they sent[…]

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  • It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    Oct 10, 2018 | 13:20 pm

    October is spooky enough with its ghouls and goblins. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is here to remind us how to stay safe and secure from real (and maybe even scarier) threats – malware and scammers.

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  • New Credit Law FAQs

    Oct 4, 2018 | 12:10 pm

    You’ve heard about the new law that makes credit freezes free and fraud alerts last one year. If you have questions, you’re not alone. Here are answers to some of the questions we’re hearing most.

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  • Anti-scammy Sammy

    Oct 3, 2018 | 14:33 pm

    There’s former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar, NFL legend Slingin’ Sammy Baugh, and the incomparable Sammy Davis, Jr. All notable in their own right, but did they win back $586 million for defrauded consumers? We didn’t think so. That’s[…]

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  • Facebook breach: what to do next

    Oct 3, 2018 | 12:54 pm

    Facebook recently announced the largest breach in the company’s history. The breach affected about 50 million users, allowing hackers to take over their accounts. If you use Facebook, you may be wondering what to do next. Here are a few[…]

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  • $505 million in refunds sent to payday loan customers

    Sep 27, 2018 | 15:06 pm

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  • Managing someone else’s money: New protection from ID theft and fraud

    Sep 27, 2018 | 13:01 pm

    If you manage someone else’s money, protecting your loved one from financial exploitation and scams is among your important responsibilities. Starting September 21st, 2018, a new federal law lets some financial caregivers request a security freeze, also called a credit[…]

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  • Root, root, root for the regions

    Sep 24, 2018 | 18:04 pm

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  • Free credit freezes are here

    Sep 21, 2018 | 12:58 pm

    Free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts are here, starting September 21st, thanks to a new federal law. Here’s what you should know:

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  • RESCHEDULED Council Meeting

    PUBLIC NOTICE RESCHEDULED DATE FOR OCT. 17, 2018 WEST BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING The West Burlington City Council Meeting for Wed., October 17, 2018 has been changed to Tues., October 16th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Council meetings are held at West Burlington City Hall, 122 Broadway Street, West...