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Fraud and Scam Alerts from the FTC | Pye

Fraud and Scam Alerts from the FTC

Police raids in India cut down IRS imposter calls January 5, 2017 by Nat Wood Associate Director, Consumer & Business Education, FTC Over the last few years, we’ve warned about a lot of imposter scams. In one of the most common types, callers pretending to be from the IRS demand payments and threaten to arrest […]

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FTC's id theft awareness
Fraud and Scam Alerts from the FTC | Pye

FTC’s Tax Identity Theft Awareness week Jan 30 – Feb 3,2017

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week has an event for you January 30, 2017 by Seena Gressin Attorney, Division of Consumer & Business Education, FTC Today we’re kicking off Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. Tax identity theft happens when a scammer files a fraudulent tax return using your Social Security number (SSN) and claims your refund. […]

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FTC Puts An End to Data Broker Operation that Helped Scam More Than $7 Million from Consumers’ Accounts

  The Federal Trade Commission has closed the book on a data broker operation that the agency alleges got personal information from people who thought they were applying for payday loans online, and sold it to a scam that tapped consumers’ bank accounts and credit cards without their consent. A stipulated order against Jason A. […]

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Fraud and Scam Alerts from the FTC | Pye

Yahoo customer service scam

Yahoo customer service scam January 3, 2017 by Andrew Johnson Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Need to contact Yahoo customer care? There are a few ways to do so — but, Yahoo warns that phone is not an option. That’s right: any phone number you come across in an internet search, claiming to connect you with […]

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Wishing you a very Happy New Year

Everyone at Pye’s Safety Spot would like to wish you a very Happy New Year 2017! We hope that you succeed and grow and become the best you have ever been. One other thought… Be kind Man kind = With the new year upon us , I have hope everyone in this world will learn […]

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Getting tracked online even after you try to stop it

December 20, 2016 by Amy Hebert Consumer Education Specialist, FTC How do you feel about being tracked online? Maybe you’re ok with cookies that let websites remember your preferences — like what’s in your shopping cart — from visit-to-visit or across different devices. But how about companies that use cookies and other online tracking methods […]

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Personal Safety and Security is a Mindset

Personal Safety and Security is a Mindset A lot of people leave their personal security up to chance.  Believing that a break-in, natural catastrophe, or other safety crisis could not possibly happen to them.  By taking a proactive strategy to your own personal protection, you may better affect what happens to you, your home, as […]

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Holiday Season Reminders

Here are a few quickie reminders-  -Be cautious when throwing away the garbage and clutter from buying and wrapping those gifts. When bad guys are looking for something to steal, the garbage that accrues it is just like having a flashing neon sign over your house saying that this house might be stocked with stuff […]

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What to do ..when you are pulled over- from the drivers handbook dmv.ca.gov

Here we would like to remind you “What to do …”,     Department of Motor Vehicles   California Driver Handbook – Special Driving Situations What a Driver Should Do During an Enforcement Stop -Acknowledge the officer’s presence by turning on your right turn signal. Activating your signal lets the officer know that you recognize […]

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