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ID Thieves – How Did They Get My Information?
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By: Jackie

ID Thieves – How Did They Get My Information?

Your BBB® receives numerous calls from consumers who have been targeted by scammers or who have been victims of credit card fraud. Invariably, they ask how these thieves obtained their information....

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CDC Reports Rise in Cases of Deadly Fungus
By: Jackie

CDC Reports Rise in Cases of Deadly Fungus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported an increase in cases of a deadly fungus....

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Social Security Announces Top Ten Baby Names for 2016
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By: Jackie

Social Security Announces Top Ten Baby Names for 2016

Looking for a name for your baby and want to find out what names are popular (or not popular)? Your BBB® follows the latest news from the Social Security Administration (SSA), and in a May 12, 2017...

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The Truth About Ads
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By: Jackie

The Truth About Ads

How many ads do you think you see in one day? The answer might surprise you. Digital marketing research has estimated that American consumers are exposed to between 3,000 and 20,000 marketing messa...

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Are You Doing Enough to Protect Your Privacy Online?
By: Jackie

Are You Doing Enough to Protect Your Privacy Online?

With data breaches reaching an all-time high in 2016—1,093 breaches, up 40% from 2015—protecting our privacy and our personal information becomes an essential task for all of us to undertake. Since...

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Do You Have Unclaimed Property?
By: Jackie

Do You Have Unclaimed Property?

One of the calls your BBB® responded to this week was from a consumer who was contacted by a “professional locator” offering a suspicious-sounding service. The consumer was told that $780 was depos...

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No, It’s Not the Former President Calling!
By: Jackie

No, It’s Not the Former President Calling!

Did you receive a phone call from former President Obama recently? If so, it is the most recent scam making the rounds. The call plays a recorded message from former President Obama or former Secre...

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Is Your Pacemaker Secure?
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By: Jackie

Is Your Pacemaker Secure?

Your BBB® just received an article from Wired magazine that has the scary headline, “Medica...

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