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Consumer Alert: Man Falls Victim to Tech Support Scam

The so-called “Microsoft scam” is making the rounds again, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office warns.

The Sheriff’s Office has received at least one report from a victim in our area. 169 more words


HP Instant Ink: Ink replacement subscription service savings may be overstated

A Monthly Subscription Plan for Ink

Hewlett Packard (HP) recently launched a new subscription service for printer ink that’s based on a cost per page rather than the cost per ink cartridge. 1,265 more words

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Walmart sells baby car seat that can help prevent hot car deaths

Walmart said Wednesday that it has secured an exclusive, one-year deal with Evenflo to sell a $149 car seat that sounds an alarm when a car ignition is shut off while a baby is strapped in. 130 more words


SCAM ALERT: Caller from 619-555-0150, Windows Technical Department

At 3:34 PM Central Time on Wednesday, 22 July 2015, someone claiming to be with the Windows Technical Department was calling people in an attempt to gain access to computers presumably for the purpose of, installing malware, stealing passwords, and getting credit card information. 69 more words

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BBB warns about 'job opportunity' that could lead to legal trouble

RICHMOND, Va — The Better Business Bureau is warning about a part-time work-from-home job opportunity that could land applicants in jail.

The BBB says a company called Premium Line Logistics is offering two to three thousand dollars for three to four hours of work a day, which can be done from home. 124 more words


Beware of Storm Chasers: How to Prevent Falling Victim to Fraud

Damaging winds, hail and heavy rain are all things that can cause a headache for homeowners during summer. That’s why consumer experts are warning residents about unscrupulous door-to-door contractors after storms. 540 more words


How to spot a government grant scam

The allure of getting free money from the government often draws a lot of interest, especially from those looking for financial help.

That’s exactly what con artists are preying upon in the “government grant scam,” an operation that’s already cost one Hawaii small business owner $100,000. 325 more words