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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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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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The FTC fights international scams

October 27, 2016 by Bridget Small Consumer Education Specialist, FTC If you have a phone, you’ve probably heard from an IRS imposter — someone claiming you owe thousands of dollars and better pay up immediately, or else terrible things will happen. In the last nine months, more than 111,000 of you reported calls like that […]

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