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Facebook Privacy Settings – What You Need To Know
By: Oana Schneider

Facebook Privacy Settings – What You Need To Know

You have probably heard by now about a Facebook statement according to which 50 million people had their Facebook “likes” harvested by a third party. Your BBB® would like you to know that there is ...

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880,000 Payment Cards Affected in Orbitz Data Breach
By: Oana Schneider

880,000 Payment Cards Affected in Orbitz Data Breach

Your BBB® has learned that the travel booking website has been hacked and that it “identified and remediated a data security incident affecting a legacy travel booking platform." According to a ...

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Warning: These Online Quizzes Could Be Trying to Steal Your Personal Information!
By: Oana Schneider

Warning: These Online Quizzes Could Be Trying to Steal Your Personal Information!

Your BBB® knows that some of these online quizzes sound extremely interesting, promising to reveal all sorts of things about us, from who we were in a past life to which cartoon character resembles...

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What to Do With Toys “R” Us Gift Cards
By: Andrew Erk

What to Do With Toys “R” Us Gift Cards

As you have probably heard, Toys “R” Us is closing down all of their stores across the United States and Puerto Rico and you may have some gift cards you need to use. If you have a Toys “R” Us g...

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Ford Recalls 1.38 Million Vehicles
By: Andrew Erk

Ford Recalls 1.38 Million Vehicles

Your BBB has been made aware of a major recall to Ford and Lincoln Fusions and MKZs. 1.38 million Ford and Lincoln cars are being recalled because steering wheels can come loose or completely detac...

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Watch Out for Spring Break Travel Scams!
By: Oana Schneider

Watch Out for Spring Break Travel Scams!

In 2017, your BBB® has received 7,000 complaints regarding travel agencies and the services they offer. Most of the time, these complaints are about misleading ads or travel offers that agencies an...

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Watch Out for New Versions of Tax Scams
By: Andrew Erk

Watch Out for New Versions of Tax Scams

Here we are again, scammers have found new ways to take advantage of you by stealing your information and money through fake tax filing and fake tax return deposits. According to the Federal Tra...

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FTC to Crack Down on Student Loan Scams
By: Andrew Erk

FTC to Crack Down on Student Loan Scams

A lot of people have student loans, and you might be struggling to pay them. Many companies are now offering help to pay down, pay off or lower the total cost of your loans. While this may seem lik...

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