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Tips for staying safer on Facebook

I wouldn’t touch Facebook with a bargeman’s pole, but for those who do.. (and please, direct your Facebooking friends and family to this tutorial also.) 236 more words

Computers

FBI: Korean Firm Scammed Out Of $375K For Fake Pharrell Show

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The FBI in Pittsburgh says a Maryland man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by pretending to work for a Japanese talent agency on behalf of musician Pharrell Williams. 133 more words

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Kirkland residents receiving bad checks in sweepstakes scam letters

Residents in Kirkland have reported receiving fraudulent checks with letters saying they have won a sweepstakes prize.

The city’s finance department said the letter is from “Megamillion Clearing House” in St. 183 more words

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You Pay Taxes, So the Rich Don't Have To

In fairness, at the rate they “print” money, and create it from thin air through interest and unfettered speculation it almost doesn’t matter what we pay in taxes. 208 more words

Exploitation

Don't get taken by a government grant scam

Sooner or later, you may get a call from an “official” saying you’ve been chosen to receive a government grant for thousands of dollars—a grant that you never applied for. 350 more words

Scams

DP&L, Duke Energy warn customers about bill payment scam

DAYTON (WDTN) – Dayton Power and Light and Duke Energy both issued alerts Friday telling customers about an increase in scams where a caller threatens to disconnect service if payment is not made immediately. 329 more words

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Warning over Scam "People's Postcode Lottery" Letters

We have received a copy of the following lottery scam that has been received by a resident in Suffolk.

The letter suggests that the recipient is the winner of £825,000 from the People’s Postcode Lottery.   269 more words

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