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Protecting your identity / Ripoff alert

Affordable Care Act calls may be attempt to steal your identity

On May 28, 2013

The final details are being put together for the health insurance exchanges that will start next January. The applications have been released, and processing of them will begin in October. Already, the Better Business Bureau says scammers are trying to use the program to steal your personal information.  The BBB says the callers are claiming to be from the federal…

Ripoff alert / Tech

Warning: Internet Explorer 8 users

On May 13, 2013

If you use Internet Explorer 8, you need to be on the lookout for a security issue that could make your computer and personal information vulnerable. There is a security issue with the browser that could allow scammers to take over your computer. This is a good reminder to keep your system updated with the latest security software to help…

Ripoff alert / Solving problems

Medicare ripoff

On January 14, 2013

If you have an elderly relative or family member, make sure you warn them of a scam that could cost them their identity or money. The Better Business Bureau said seniors nationwide are reporting a Medicare phone scam.

Ripoff alert / Saving money / Tech

Time Warner Cable adds modem fee

On December 17, 2012

With automated bill pay, I pay less attention to my itemized bills. I make sure the debited amount is consistent, and I don’t actually look at the bill unless I notice a different charge. I recently noticed our Time Warner Cable bill increased slightly, so I looked and found a new fee for our cable modem. Time Warner Cable modem…