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1/31/15  Up Your Security IQ
Beware of the stranded man hoax

Beware of emails that begin with phrases, such as “I’m writing to you with tears in my eyes.” You may be the recipient of a scam message by someone who has hacked your friend’s email account. Learn about the “stranded man” hoax and how to avoid being victimized by it.

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1/29/15  Credit 101Up Your Security IQ
Five tips on how to book and pay for a hotel

Vacationing at a hotel should be fun, with a minimum of hassles. But if you’re not in the know, you may encounter some snafus that will drain your pocket book and ruin your fun. Here are five tips to know about how to book and pay for a hotel.

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1/13/15  Up Your Security IQ
Caregivers beware: watch out for this scam

The Federal Trade Commission today issued a Consumer Information alert about a scam related to caregiver websites.

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12/23/14  Up Your Security IQ
Alliant monitoring Staples data breach

Alliant is closely monitoring the reported payment card data breach at Staples stores. Learn more about this situation and tips to protect the security of your debit and credit cards. 

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12/19/14  Up Your Security IQ
Alert: Holiday package delivery scam emails

Please be on the watch for a phony email being sent to consumers this holiday season. The email looks like it is from the U.S. Postal Service and claims that there was a problem with the delivery of a package to your home. The email is a scam, and could cause malware to be installed on your PC.

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12/1/14  Credit 101Smart Spending TipsUp Your Security IQ
The best way to pay for a rental car: Credit card or debit card?

Not long ago there was just one way you could pay for a rental car – by credit card. Now, many car rental agencies let you book and pay for a car with a debit card. What are the pros and cons of using each kind of card? And which method of payment makes sense for you?

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