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2019

February

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  • ¡Ten cuidado con estos tipos de fraudes!. Mantente alerta o en cualquier momento podrías ser víctima de estas estafas Los estafadores utilizan recursos cada vez más creativos con el fin de quitarte dinero o suplantar tu
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  • Day care for all. The progressive to-do list is missing a very important idea.
  • Trump administration welcomes payday loan debt traps. One of the Obama administration’s signature consumer-protection actions was to write a long-awaited, badly needed set of rules for payday loans that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued in November 2017. So it was
  • What to know about tax refund anticipation loans. The beginning of tax season can be a busy and anxious time for taxpayers - especially those who are waiting for their tax refunds. This is a particularly stressful year for some taxpayers: the combination
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  • Americans could be stunned as their tax refunds shrink. Millions of Americans filling out their 2018 taxes will probably be surprised to learn that their refunds will be less than expected or that they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service after years of receiving
  • Devastated by one shutdown, dreading the next. The federal government had finally called her back to work after 35 days, but now Vicki Ibarra wondered how she could afford to get there. Her used sedan had been repossessed by the bank a few
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  • San Diego couple fell victim to a house purchase fraud, lost $130K (Chinese). 聖地牙哥一對年輕夫婦在購屋過程中不幸遭到詐騙,失去終身積蓄,呼籲民眾切勿上當受騙。 根據聖地牙哥當地媒體《NEWS 8》報道,居住在海濱市(Oceanside)的年輕夫婦安德魯(Andrew Batson)和艾瑞卡(Erika Urry),一直夢想擁有自己的家。 當他們在買屋過程中當收到來自託管公司(escrow company)電子郵件要求電匯時,他們不疑有他而遵守。
  • Spend money where you spend the most time. It’s tempting to pamper yourself with a windfall of cash, but try this instead — look at how you spend your day. Then put your money toward the things you spend the most
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  • How to stop robocalls and block numbers. Depending on your service, you may have access to Anonymous Call Rejection. Enter the magic number *77, and you will hear three beeps. Hang up, and any call that hides its number will be rejected. The
  • Germany restricts Facebook’s data gathering. Germany’s competition authority has ruled that Facebook cannot gather personal data across platforms and websites unless users give permission from each individual site, a decision that could have wide-ranging implications on the company
  • Are your children racking up mobile game charges?. At the heart of all of this are mobile games that persuade children — who are the most vulnerable — to buy virtual goods using their parents’ credit card accounts while they are playing.
 

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