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4 Smart Steps to Stymie the Scammers and Snoopers

Filed under: Consumer AllyPrivacy has never been harder to keep. It’s easier than ever for con artists to use publicly available information to get at your financially sensitive data — and then use it to decide if you’re a good target for a costly sca…

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When a Law Firm Engages in Corporate Dirty Tricks in the Internet Age

Watch out, governments and massive corporations: The Internet and social media have broken your stranglehold on power. I’m not talking about the revolutions abroad. I’m talking about a corporate dirty tricks scandal that’s been …

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Online Buyer Beware: E-Commerce Fraud Is Getting More Sophisticated

As more Americans shop online for the holidays, they’re falling prey to increasingly sophisticated scams. In response, on Cyber Monday, the Justice Department busted 82 sites for allegedly selling counterfeit and pirated goods, …

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Do You Know Who Your Children Are Online? Formspring’s Raunchy Free-for-All

Social website Formspring.me is wildly popular among teenagers and young adults lured by its freewheeling style, where people can ask people anyone anything, anonymously

Social networking site Formspring.me is wildly popular among teenagers and young adults lured by its freewheeling style, where people can ask anyone anything, anonymously. But as one teacher puts it, when it comes to young people: “Anonymity nearly always breeds irresponsibility.”

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Haiti Earthquake Brings Charity Scams Out of the Woodwork

Within hours of last Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti, charities and concerned individuals were scrambling to respond to the catastrophe. From the American Red Cross to Doctors Without Borders, Food for the Hungry to Habitat for Humanity, dozens of organizations were marshaling resources and determining where they could offer aid. At the same time, online scammers were also getting ready. Faced with a tragedy of unbelievable proportions, they recognized that there would soon be a massive wave of public support and moved quickly to divert some of the rich stream of money into their wallets.

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Haiti Earthquake Brings Charity Scams Out of the Woodwork originally appeared on DailyFinance on Wed, 20 Jan 2010 19:20:00.

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