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Internet-Connected Cars: Scammers' Next Target

Is your car connected? Internet connection comes with a potential drawback. It opens up your car to the risk of being hacked and even controlled. ...

Highway Hitchhiker of the Cyber Variety

The days of playing license plate bingo on long car rides are long gone. Now we play the latest video games, Netflix, or iTunes playlist. ...

Make this Call before Traveling

If you’re taking a vacation or visiting out-of-town family, you probably already have a sizable to-do list before you hit the road, but your BBB is suggesting y ...

8 Tips for Avoiding a Vacation Scam

As you dream of summer fun, BBB is reminding consumers of vacation scams that can turn a dream vacation into a nightmare. ...

Fake Hotel Booking Websites Fool Travelers

Taking a vacation this summer? Be extra careful when booking accommodations online. ...

HEALTH & SAFETY

Be a Savvy Supporter this Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Want to give wisely to Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October? Doing your research will ensure you're donating with confidence. ...

What it Means to Have Character

Character cannot be bought nor is it inherited. It's your total responsibility to build that internal character. ...

Warning Sent to Online Sellers Making Zika Virus-Protection Claims

The Federal Trade Commission has mailed 10 letters to online sellers of products that claim to provide protection against the Zika virus. ...

Diabetes Scams Fool with Quack Cures

Watch out for an email scam promoting medicine for diabetes or other common medical conditions. ...

Tips to Save Money on Your Next Doctor’s Visit

Choosing a doctor or other health care practitioner can be a real pain! There are many things to consider. ...

MONEY

Waiting for a Tax Refund? There is a Good Reason for Patience

One of the top reasons people file their taxes early is so they can get their refund more quickly, but this year taxpayers may need to have a bit more patience ...

A New Way to Steal Chip Card Information

The newest tool for stealing credit card info is a 'shimmer.' These hard-to-detect devices are able to record information from chip cards, including the PIN. ...

Scammers Target Seniors with Fake Referendum Ballots

A new scam is targeting seniors, preying on fears that they could lose Social Security benefits. ...

How to "Freeze Out" Identity Theft

A security freeze locks down your credit reports, preventing identity thieves from establishing new lines of credit in your name. ...

Consumer Protection: Debit Cards vs. Credit Cards

Debit cards and credit cards both have their advantages, but when it comes to protection again unauthorized charges, credit cards have you covered. ...