Tips from the FBI to Avoid On-Line Scammers

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If you want to buy stuff online, the first rule is to make sure you know who you truly are buying from and that they genuinely have the item they claim to be selling. Some other tips from the FBI: * Watch out for bargain prices. They’re a red flag. * Research the “seller” using […]

Consumer Tips

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Please visit the Service Alberta Consumer Tips website for additional information and expert tips. For further assistance with any of these topics, please contact the Consumer Contact Centre at 780-427-4088 (Edmonton and area) or 1-877-427-4088 (toll-free in Alberta).

KRACK – WiFi Security Risk

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You might have seen recent reports about a newly-identified risk (nicknamed KRACK), which enables crooks to bypass security on home Wi-Fi routers (the device that attaches to your modem to distribute Wi-Fi around your home). The alert relates to the most common security setup in a router, known as WPA2. You don’t have to be […]

ID Crooks Target Cell Phone Number Theft

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Has someone stolen your cell phone number and is now pretending to be you, receiving and making calls and sending texts in your name? Is phone number theft even possible? The answer to that second question is a definite “yes.” It’s the latest identity theft trick sweeping the country. According to research firm Javelin, more […]

Job Scammers Step Up Their Game

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Job scammers are a whole lot smarter than they used to be. In the past — and to some extent, still today — you could easily spot a fake job when the supposed employer offers you work without ever checking you out. And their “jobs” usually offered unexpectedly high pay. They often used poor English […]

5 Simple Steps for Street Proofing your Family

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5 Simple Tips for Street Proofing your Family: Article Submitted by Dan Walton Did you know that there are several ways that people target children, and youth and others may be open to being taken advantage of. Here are some of the most common ways. 1. ASKING FOR HELP: The world famous I lost my […]