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Why YouTube Deleted Videos From InfoWars Founder Alex Jones and Gave Him a 'Strike'

Alex Jones, conspiracy theorist and InfoWars founder, has received his second wrist-slapping of the year by YouTube.<p>The video-sharing giant owned by …

This Holiday Inventory Strategy Is Risky for Retailers

Moves to avoid end-of-season writedowns may have unintended consequences.<p>Brick-and-mortar retailers have it tough. Stores are closing, many holiday …

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Hospital Doesn’t Know The Difference Between Copay And Deductible, Sticks Patient With $3,900 Bill

When a California man checked with the hospital about the copay for his daughter’s treatment, the hospital told him it would $500. Except what they …

Know your new consumer rights

The new Consumer Rights Act came in to force this week, and for the first time shoppers who buy faulty goods will be entitled to a full refund for up to 30 days after the purchase – something that will particularly help new car buyers. It replaces three big pieces of consumer legislation – the Sale …

The Chip-And-PIN Credit Card Era Starts Today. What You Need To Know

Over the past few months, you may have noticed more retailers adorning their checkout stands with shiny new credit card readers. While those systems …

New Consumer Rights Act: what it means for you

Everything you need to know about the new laws that from tomorrow will help you get better service, return faulty goods - or demand a refund<p>Tomorrow shoppers will be handed new powers to demand refunds when they buy faulty goods as the new Consumer Rights Act comes into effect.<p>The act, which will …

Consumer Rights Act updated to include digital purchases

Biggest overhaul of law for years will see statutory rights traditionally covering cars and white goods extended to apps and music downloads<p>Millions of UK consumers who download music or buy ebooks can now claim a replacement if the digital content they have bought is faulty.<p>In an overhaul of …

New ‘chip’ credit card technology won’t prevent online fraud

The self-imposed U.S. deadline for new credit card technology is here. It’s designed to reduce counterfeiting, but does not address a growing …

Here is Twitter's crazy 136-page handbook for politicians who want to tweet

'It's been wildly popular.'<p>Ever wish there were a manual on how not to say something stupid on social media? Well, if you’re a politician, now there is. The "Twitter Government and Elections Handbook" was put together last year by the social network's political partnerships team to teach …

Hack Like a Pro: Digital Forensics for the Aspiring Hacker, Part 10 (Identifying Signatures of a Port Scan & DoS Attack)

Welcome back, my budding hackers!<p>As I have mentioned many times throughout this series, knowing a bit of digital forensics might keep you out of a …

The new laws that give you power over shops – Consumer Rights Act explained

New legislation comes into effect under The Consumer Rights Act (CRA) 2015 on Thursday (October 1). This should be your starting point if things go …

Consumer Rights Act – will you exercise your new rights?

<b>Comments</b> 558<p>There’s less than a week to go until the biggest shake-up of consumer rights law in a generation. But how much will you benefit from the …

Livonia resident out thousands in 'grandparent' phone scam

Yet another Livonia senior citizen has reported to police they lost several thousands of dollars to another scam done over the phone.<p>The resident, a …

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Scam Alert -- How Scammers are Fooling Users of New App

Scammers are always taking advantage of what's new and popular. This time it's WhatsApp, a smart phone application that allows users to send text, …

The Anatomy of a Sakawa Scam

The styles associated with Sakawa scammers have been highlighted in previous articles, but today I would like to describe the anatomy of a scam for …

Return of the highway robbers:Beware the terrifying new insurance scam

Criminal gangs are deliberately causing car accidents so they can threaten and intimidate drivers into handing over cash at the scene of the …

How to Protect Grandma and Grandpa From Nasty Scams

Photo (cc) by daoro<p>There’s a very hot place in hell for people who steal money from the elderly, but I’m hoping there’s an even hotter place for …

WARNING: Don't Fall for This New Facebook Scam

(FOX NEWS INSIDER)- Mere days after Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will test a dislike button, scams are already …

Experts Warn of New Facebook Scam ‘Expected to Spread Far and Wide’

A cybersecurity publication has warned of a new scam circulating on Facebook that takes advantage of users anxious to get their hands on the newly announced dislike button.<p>Image source: Shutterstock<p>According to HackRead, scammers have started using the much-anticipated feature as bait to target …

50,000 M’sians duped in Iraqi scam - Nation

AS many as 50,000 Malaysians have had their dreams of becoming overnight millionaires dashed after falling for an elaborate Iraqi currency scam, …

Email scam hits corporate computers

The FBI has recently issued a renewed warning about what it calls the Business Email Compromise, a scam being used against companies that use wire transfers for payments of bills of foreign suppliers.<p>Like so many scams and security breaches, from that of Target to the recently discovered data …

VW details brands affected by scandal; fix due in Oct

BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen's commercial vehicles and cars from its Spanish unit SEAT are among the 11 million fitted with a diesel engine that can …

How Seniors Can Avoid 5 Popular Online Scams

Although only 36 percent of Americans who reported that they were victims of Internet scams in 2014 were over 50, 50 percent of the recorded losses were from our age group. Americans over 50 lost $339 million last year to online scammers, according to the Internet Crime Complaint Center.<p>Criminals …

How to tell a real work-at-home job offer from a scam

<b>Dear Annie:</b> I’m embarrassed to be asking this, but I could use some help. What happened was, right out of college, I started working in R&D at a …

What Is the Lemon Law – Implied Warranty for Defective Cars & Products

Buying a new car is one of the most exciting purchases you’ll ever make. There’s nothing quite like the thrill of driving home in a beautiful, …

Malware Warning: Banks, Customers, ATMs Under Fire

Beware Cash-Out Attacks, Banking Trojans Via Malvertising and POS Memory-Scraping Malware Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • September 25, …

The FBI issues warnings about an email scam that's stolen more than $1.2 billion

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) put out a pair of warnings in recent weeks regarding a fraud scheme that involves email, wire transfers, checks, and international business. The target of these schemes are businesses that work with foreign suppliers and those that perform wire transfer …

Doctors Not Happy After Drug Goes From $13.50/Tablet To $750 Overnight

Gripe as we might, consumers understand that price increases do happen. What’s not as easily understood is how the price for something can go from …