By Linda Bell Published June 25, 2019 Personal Finance FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video How businesses can help consumers feel safer from the risks of identity fraud Experian's Steve Wagner on businesses' mounting concerns over identity theft of their customers. Are you looking for a job? Be careful, you may be duped. The Better Business Bureau reports that employment scams were the riskiest scams of 2018. The BBB says job scams were the most dangerous because of the volume of reports, the number of people that fell for the scam and the median dollars lost. Continue Reading Below “Consumers aren’t doing enough to protect themselves, but the good news is that the things they can do are not hard,” said Katherine Hutt, national spokesperson for the Better Business Bureau. “They just need to understand better what the scams are and the tactics that scammers use.” Hutt shared the BBB’s … [Read more...] about Top 10 riskiest scams and how to protect yourself
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DUBLIN, Ireland – Everyday, at least 30,000 people cross the border between the European Union and the United Kingdom to visit, work, study, or run a business. It is common for individuals to switch between the two jurisdictions many times by travelling through the Common Travel Area (CTA) on the Border Region, which include Republic of Ireland counties Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim and Sligo, and Northern Ireland counties Derry, Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, and Tyrone. Currently the CTA internal borders allow free movement of British and Irish citizens between the two countries. On March 29, the United Kingdom (UK), which is made up of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU). Many have become aware of this impending withdrawal called Brexit, which has now become a common household term coined from “British” and “Exit”. Since the 2016 Referendum where the UK first decided … [Read more...] about How UK-EU split might affect cross-border Filipinos
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Your Money Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Your Money | How Equifax Complicates a Simple Task: Freezing a Child’s Credit Advertisement Supported by Your Money ByRon Lieber March 8, 2019 When the new Equifax chief executive, Mark Begor, appeared before the House Financial Services Committee last week, he put on a brave face and offered conciliatory words. “We believe the consumer is central to what Equifax is,” he said. “Our goal is to be a consumer-friendly credit bureau.” He has a lot of work to do. The same customer-service shortcomings that Equifax displayed after a giant data breach 18 months ago are back, according to six readers who tried to do what should be a very simple thing: Freeze their children’s credit files. At Experian and TransUnion, the process seemed to go well for the most part. At Equifax, … [Read more...] about How Equifax Complicates a Simple Task: Freezing a Child’s Credit
A major of feature of Google Maps is its ability to predict how long different navigation routes will take. That’s possible because the mobile phone of each person using Google Maps sends data about its location and speed back to Google’s servers, where it is analyzed to generate new data about traffic conditions. Information like this is useful for navigation. But the exact same data that is used to predict traffic patterns can also be used to predict other kinds of information—information people might not be comfortable with revealing. For example, data about a mobile phone’s past location and movement patterns can be used to predict where a person lives, who their employer is, where they attend religious services and the age range of their children based on where they drop them off for school. These predictions label who you are as a person and guess what you’re likely to do in the future. Research shows that people are largely unaware that … [Read more...] about The intimate traits companies are gathering about us
COLUMBUS, Ga.—Ed Harbison remembers Jim Crow. The segregated schools, the no-go theaters, the colored-only water fountains. The white supremacist siege of the First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, where Martin Luther King, Jr., was trapped inside, and Harbison was, too. The white folks telling his mother she couldn’t vote unless she could answer how many beans were in a jar, or how wet water was. Harbison is now a Democratic state senator from Georgia, and the Deep South has changed radically in his 72 years on its soil. Sometimes, though, he reflects on how it hasn’t changed—like when he reflects on the high-profile race for governor pitting Stacey Abrams, a progressive African-American Democrat who used to run a voting rights nonprofit, against Brian Kemp, the conservative white Republican secretary of state who is mired in multiple voting rights controversies. Harbison is rooting for Abrams to become the first black woman governor of any American … [Read more...] about Democrats Say Republicans Are Stealing the Midterms. Are They Right?