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Is That PayPal Email a Fake?

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Faked PayPal email notifications directing recipients to malicious websites aren’t new. But cybercriminals are getting a lot better at executing them. That’s what the discovery of a current phishing campaign designed to lure victims to click to a pair of very well-designed faked PayPal websites shows. The finding comes from researchers at OpenDNS, a free, ad-sponsored service for making faster, ... Read More »

    Can You Really Help Me Get the $50 PayPal Owes Me?

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    “Dear Steve, I was contacted via email by PayPal Extras MasterCard® on 5 Nov 14 offering a $50 statement credit for a $100 purchase made by 31 Dec 14 on an approved PayPal Extras MasterCard. I applied for the card, was approved and made the required minimum purchase on 11 Nov 14. Now, despite 3 billing cycles since the purchase, ... Read More »

      Is Synchrony Bank and PayPal Doing Something Fishy?

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      “Dear Steve, I don’t believe I have been “scammed” in the traditional sense, but I find something fishy about Synchrony Bank (Formerly GE Capital, GE Capital Retail Bank) My story is as follows: I have 3 credit cards with GE CRB and receive notices of change to Synchrony, the usual stuff (my online accts now go to them etc.) That’s ... Read More »

        Watch Out for Utility Scam Warns FTC

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        Imagine receiving a phone call from your utility company saying they’re about to cut off your electricity. The caller ID looks like it might be a legitimate phone number, but you know you’ve paid your bill. The caller says, “I can stop this, but only if you pay me.” It’s a scam, but there’s a new twist. Instead of asking ... Read More »

          The Importance of Reading the Fine Print of Credit Agreements

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          Last week a concerned mother wrote to us here at GetOutOfDebt.org with a predicament with her son’s BillMeLater Account. Her concerns are as follows: “This debt is just outrageous and needs to stop with the deferred payment that they are going to sock onto this debt and will never be paid off. There is no reasoning with them at all ... Read More »

            “What’s In Your Virtual Wallet?” – The Future of Mobile Commerce

            SXSW 2011 hosted a phenomenal conference this year with interactive, film and music media seminars. As part of the interactive section there were a handful of financal seminars about the future of shopping, lending and banking. One particular session that caught my interest was one entitled “What’s In Your Virtual Wallet?” featuring representatives from PayPal and eBay/RedLaser. This session focused ... Read More »

              How to Sell Stuff You Don’t Want

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              Were you buried by an avalanche the last time you opened a closet door? Does your garage hold everything under the sun except your car? Do you need to raise some money to pay off bills? Whether you’re cleaning out your house or bill collectors are cleaning you out, selling stuff that you don’t need or want is a great ... Read More »

                American Express Customers: Don’t Try This At Home

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                I hate writing these kinds of stories. On the one hand, it will help those who are currently doing -- or thinking about doing -- what I am about to write about. On the other hand, there will be some readers who will now go out and do exactly what I am trying to dissuade them from doing. That said, I can't control what my readers do. They'll do what they're going to do. Here's the deal. A Read More »

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