Scam alert: LED Lamps with Counterfeit UL Marks May be Hazardous

Safety consulting and certifying company UL (Underwriters Laboratories) is warning of some LED lamps being sold to American consumers that bear a counterfeit UL Mark. This may mean that the lamps don’t actually meet current safety standards, and shouldn’t be used in homes.

You’ve probably seen the…

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Phishing for Investors

A website set up to help investors recover stocks and cash from failed brokerage firms is now being used by crooks in phishing schemes.

The Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), which maintains a special reserve fund mandated by Congress to protect the customers of insolvent brokerage firms, is warning of…

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Scam Alert: Watch Out for Dodgy Payday Loan Offers

Payday lenders have become controversial, for all the right reasons: they charge very high interest and fees, focus on economically disadvantaged communities and often lock people into an endless cycle of expensive debt. And that just describes the legitimate ones.

Now comes word from attorneys Bond & Botes, who are…

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Summer Puts the Heat on Phishing

Financial phishing in spam email increases during the summers months, according to a new report. Instead of taking a vacation during the season, thieves are more active than at other times of the year, and the rest of us have to be on high alert.

Phishing attacks often involve scammers…

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5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Online Scammers

Like most people, you’re probably buying a lot of things online these days. Most online retailers are relatively safe, but scammers are always finding new ways to steal your money and your valuable personal data.

AARP has launched a nationwide Fraud Watch Network to act as a clearinghouse of…

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