Federal Trade Commission

ALERT! – Social Security Scam -ALERT!

November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

  If you, or a loved one, gets a call from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) you best be on alert. According to the Federal Trade Commission scammers are using...

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Rapper/Entrepreneur Will.I.Am’s company i.am+, has acquired Wink, which makes hubs for connected household devices. Wink is widely considered to be one of the most popular smart home platforms. Wink announced the acquisition by email praising...

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Tax Season 2017 – Fighting Identity Theft

March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are two seasons that cyber criminals celebrate; Christmas and tax season. African-Americans should understand that protecting themselves during this time is especially critical  A 2011 Federal Trade Commission national fraud survey revealed that African-Americans were...

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Congress Bans Ticket Bots

December 17, 2016 | 1 Comments

You have asked this question more than once; “How the hell did the concert sell out in five minutes?! Let me answer that question for you, Bots! Bots are computer programs operated by ‘cyber-scalpers ‘...

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1.4 Million Hacked Chryslers Recalled

August 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chrysler has recalled 1.4 million cars because of  a terrifying hacker demonstration. Hackers have released a video of a Chrysler Jeep being controlled by hackers leaving the driver helpless. Chrysler cars subject to the recall...

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Cramming Costs Verizon and Sprint $158M

May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Verizon and Sprint are paying a dear price for the mystery charges to their customer’s phone bills. The two cell carriers will cough up a combined $158 million to settle investigations into the unauthorized charges...

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IdentityTheft.gov Website Introduced

May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Identity theft is a real bitch! Once its stolen you realize how fragile and vulnerable your life is. While black people do not suffer identity theft at the same rate as white Americans we suffer...

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Retailers are Watching Everything You Do

May 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

You are being watched. From the moment you enter the store to the moment you leave. Every step you take. Ever aisle you walk down and every item you look at. They are watching you....

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RadioShack is Selling Your Information

March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Remember RadioShack? At one time there was no better place to buy your electronics or electronic equipment. They had it all, from amplifiers to circuit boards. Ahh, those were the good old days. Now the...

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Online Tracking of Children Legislation

July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Senate bill s1700-113, “Safeguards Against Tracking Children Online” is currently being considered in the U.S. Senate. The bill is intended to ban online tracking of children. In the bill the definition of a child is...

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