Skimming scams are on the rise in Western Washington, according to local cops, and you may not realize you’ve been taken until long after thieves have stolen your credit card or debit card information. Here's how to protect yourself ...
Congratulations to Cheney High School students, who clung to pole position for two days during the national LifeSmarts championship before ultimately taking eighth place out of 33 teams. The competition tests students' wits about finances, technology, health, government and the environment.
If you shop, play video games or blog, your information may have been compromised as part of a recent pile-up of data breaches. We tell you what to do to minimize the chance that thieves make off with your money or destroy your credit.
Traditional phishing scams have taken many consumers hook, line and sinker. But even those who are sure they can sniff out the bait may fall prey to spear-phishers.
Bank of America home loan customers experiencing financial hardship are encouraged to attend upcoming customer events in Bellevue and Spokane May 19-21.
It was a bad Hollywood ending. After Hollywood Video and Movie Gallery stores closed their doors, former customers throughout the nation began complaining of collection notices added to their credit files without any warning.
Malware purporting to contain information on Osama bin Laden is all over the Internet. This malicious software or "malware" can embed itself in computers and spread to users' contact lists, infecting the systems of associates, friends and family members, the FBI warned today.
Storybook Lane, an online company previously sued by the Washington Attorney General’s Office, must once again refund consumers nationwide. The Kennewick-based company, which sells home décor for children’s bedrooms, violated the terms of a 2008 settlement by failing to deliver orders, issue refunds and respond to customer inquiries.
The Federal Trade Commission began mailing checks this week to more than 172,000 consumers nationwide who were falsely promised shopping sprees, movie passes and gas vouchers as part of enrollment in paid discount buying and travel clubs. Consumers who were victims of the “Wal-Mart Shopping Spree” scam will receive a total of more than $3 million in refunds. The average check is $18. ...
The credit card data of Sony PlayStation and Qriocity users may have been stolen, news sources reported this afternoon. We suggest users close out the credit card on file with Sony and place a fraud alert on their credit reports.
Cyber criminals are hacking bank accounts of small-to-medium size businesses in the U.S. and sending unauthorized wire transfers to Chinese economic and trade companies located near the Russian border, the FBI warned today. Between March 2010 and April 2011, authorities identified 20 incidents leading to $11 million in losses and about $20 million in attempted thefts.
Marriage is give and take- don’t let a wedding scam take you by surprise. From bogus bridal shows to fake dress labels and no-show vendors, scam artists are out to cash in on the big day.
Kristin says goodbye to "Mr. Sony" and shows you how to fill up on Earth Day freebies (including coffee)!
With gas prices soaring, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced today the formation of the Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Group. That’s right … we’re talking about a bunch of government agencies monitoring oil and gas markets for potential violations of criminal or civil laws. ...
According to the New York Times, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of life insurance policies go unclaimed each year. Why? Over time they get lost and the beneficiaries don't know the money exists. The Office of the Insurance Commissioner put together some information on finding old policies. Check out the story on the department's blog.