Scamming you is more a matter of psychology than technology
Information is power and, when it comes to the criminal underground, it might as well be gold. Scammers who pick up chuncks of information about you can quickly pick your pocket.
Study: If you rent, you're more likely to be struggling
Since the financial crisis of 2008 and the Great Recession, fewer people have become homeowners. For starters, it has been harder to get a mortgage. Down payment requirements are higher and so are credit standards.
Mislabeling is prevalent, a European study finds
Our pets are no different then we are when it comes to eating -- what goes in the mouth and down the little esophagus is pretty important.
Outside - and inside - conditions change with change of seasons
It's fall and that can be scary if you are a gardner. Yes, freezing can kill everything in one fast frost if you aren't prepared. What about what's going on inside your house though? How do you prepare for that?
City's clerical error from four years ago leads to tax auction
A woman in Norcross, Georgia received notice that her paid-off condo was sold at auction, and she and her 4-year-old daughter have until Nov. 25 to move out, because back in 2011 she didn't pay a $95 city tax bill which the city admits she never received.
Attorneys general say children being bought and sold on Backpage.com, other sites
Attorneys General from around the country are urging Congress to pass legislation that would help prevent children from being trafficked on the Internet.
British survey finds 7% would try to rewire their house with YouTube's help
If you need to learn how to do something, chances are you can find more than one video on YouTube to walk you through it.
There’s a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street.
A potential safety crisis over defective air bags widened as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get their cars fixed.
America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay’s potato chips.
Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration’s top official to step down, saying the agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.
Data breaches at retailers aren’t going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.
Forced to delete Twitter comment before he was allowed to fly home
A Minnesota man says he was removed from Southwest Airlines flight and forced to delete a critical tweet he'd made about a rude gate agent before being allowed to fly home. Southwest, for its part, released a statement confirming that the man was indeed removed from the flight, with no mention of why.
Tricked consumers into thinking their computers needed to be fixed
A U.S. District Court has ordered the operators of several international tech support scams to pay more than $5.1 million, acting on Federal Trade Commission charges that they masqueraded as major computer companies, tricked consumers into believing their computers were riddled with malware and then charged consumers to “fix” them.
Distrust of the NSA gives the typewriter industry a boost
The declining typewriter industry is undergoing a mini-revival, at least in high German government circles, thanks to distrust of the U.S. National Security Agency's policy of spying on pretty much every form of electronic communication taking place anywhere in the world.