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Reporting an Internet Crime
By: Jackie

Reporting an Internet Crime

Our office received a call today from a woman who received a phone call from someone claiming to represent Microsoft Tech Support.  The so-called tech support person t...

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Thieves Tamper With PIN Pads at Barnes & Noble Stores-Steal Info
By: Jackie

Thieves Tamper With PIN Pads at Barnes & Noble Stores-Steal Info

In a press release dated October 24, 2012, Barnes & Noble announced that thieves tampered with point-of-sale PIN pads at 63 Barnes & Noble stores.  The company...

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New Online Game Teaches Cyber Safety to Kids
By: Jackie

New Online Game Teaches Cyber Safety to Kids

In an October 15, 2012 Press Release, the FBI announced a free new program that teaches cyber safety to kids.  Developed by the FBI and the National Center for Missing...

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Timeshare Resale Business Accused of Violating Do Not Call
Discover to Pay Back Credit Card Customers
Vanishing American Icons
By: Jackie

Vanishing American Icons

I was cleaning out a closet last weekend while my grandson was visiting.  Wedged between two hardback books were five old 45 rpm records.  “What are those, grandma?” m...

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Rent-To-Own Companies & Software Company Sign Consent Agreement with FTC
By: Jackie

Rent-To-Own Companies & Software Company Sign Consent Agreement with FTC

The FTC partnered with the Illinois Attorney General to investigate seven rent-to-own companies and a software design firm.  The investigation resulted in charges bein...

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Warning to Indiana Residents: You Cannot Vote By Phone
By: Jackie

Warning to Indiana Residents: You Cannot Vote By Phone

In a press release dated September 14, 2012, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson warned Indiana residents not to accept phone calls offering voting by phone.  Aft...

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Marketers of Work-at-Home Kit Agree to Pay Consumers $2.3 Million