New invoice/bank scam hybrid snags victims in the U.S. and around the world
The United States Postal Service estimates that American businesses lose millions if not billions of dollars to invoice scams every year, though of course the scam's very nature makes it hard to accurately measure its total costs, because so many of its victims don't realize they're losing money.
The other cops involved aren't even facing charges
Here's another reason why you should always put a strong password on your smartphone and any other computer devices.
Women were forced to pay hundreds of dollars to have their images taken down
The operator of an alleged “revenge porn” website has been banned from sharing nude videos or photographs of people without their consent and will have to destroy the intimate images and personal contact information he collected while operating the site.
It's about the same as you'd do for a human
You aren't the only one who can get the flu. Your dog can get it too. It's known in veterinary circles as canine influenza, a respiratory infection caused by the H3N8 virus.
Class action argues stores' claims don't rise to the challenge
Take the lawsuits filed by consumers who argue that Whole Foods and Wegmans aren't really selling freshly store-baked bread, cakes and so forth in their gargantuan supermarkets.
It's a huge increase over last year's estimate
A year ago, a company selling automotive data to consumers reported there were more than 3 million cars on the road in 2013 with an open – or unrepaired – safety recall. This year, it counts more than 10 times that number.
Educators agree class attendance is essential to success
Success in college depends on many things but one thing is for sure -- you have to show up for class.
Consumers being flooded with unwanted telemarketing calls, many from overseas
Is it -- or should it be -- legal for consumers to block unwanted telephone calls from telemarketers, solicitors, politicians and others who intrude brazenly on their privacy? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says yes, it is and should continue to be legal.
DEA expands its national surveillance while cops ask Google to disable cop-locator app
If you're an American citizen looking for a single sentence to summarize your relationship with the government, here's one possibility: “The government gets to spy on you and know your whereabouts at all times, whereas you aren't even allowed to know where to find the police officer nearest you.”
Interconnected devices are fine but the humans need watching
The Internet of Things -- interconnected devices like appliances and security alarms -- are fine but it's important to protect them against errant humans, a report from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cautions.
You thought Uber was disruptive? Wait til you see this
What was once called the cellphone business is about to face the kind of disruption that has left everything from newspaper barons to taxi drivers wondering where their next meal is coming from.
Liability attached to a "dangerous" breed may be more than most consumers can afford
If you have a dog that’s generally considered dangerous, you'd better start cutting back on dog treats or maybe get a smaller house and a cheaper car, because you are going to have a hefty insurance premium -- if you can even find a policy.
What the spouse doesn't know can hurt them
About 1 in 5 say they have spent $500 or more without telling their partner. Then there are the independents who make up 6% and maintain a hidden checking or savings account and use secret credit cards.
Watch out, because the standard scam-detection rules don't apply here
AT&T customers beware: you're far more vulnerable to phishing scams than customers of other companies, thanks to AT&T's text protocols – or the lack thereof.
Renters are once again looking to buy; is your home ready?
Perhaps it's time for an upgrade just to modernize your home a bit or to start prepping for a sale.