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08/27/2014
Tips to Protect Yourself when Online Shopping: Protect your computer. Install a firewall, anti-virus and anti-spyware software. Check for and install the latest upd..
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08/27/2014
BBB recommends the following when back to school shopping: Take inventory. There’s always that supply of markers, crayons and notebooks around the house. Re-using t..
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03/13/2014
Did you know that most identity theft crimes occur when something containing your personal information is lost or stolen? Protecting yourself from identity theft is in your own hands. If you don't need ..
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01/20/2014
BBB offers the following advice on buying a boat: Plan Ahead Determine how much money you have to spend on a boat and related costs (insurance, registration, required sa..
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12/19/2013
BBB offers the following advice for what to do if you are notified that your information has been compromised in a data breach: Take any notifications that your informat..
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12/18/2013
BBB offers the following tips on buying gift cards: Be cautious about buying gift cards from online auctions because it is virtually impossible to tell whether the cards..
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12/09/2013
Keep an eye out for these common holiday shopping scams 1. Online shopping scams: Everyone loves a great deal, but some websites offer electronics or luxury goo..
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12/02/2013
Five tips to help you be more calculated in your holiday gift giving.
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11/29/2013
Protect your personal information. Take time to read the site’s privacy policy and understand what personal information is being requested and how it will be used. I..
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11/29/2013
Create a budget and stick to it. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2013 holiday consumer spending survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, t..
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