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Warning: Phony Government Grant Scams on Facebook

Computer scam

Shopping-Bargains® is an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau of Mississippi. Apart from the benefits our customers receive knowing we are a verified business entity, we also benefit from BBB warnings regarding some of the latest scams. Here is a new alert we received this week — it has to do with phony government grant scams posted…

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BBB Warning: Gift Card Online Shopping Con

Computer scam

Shopping-Bargains® is an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau of Mississippi. As members, we periodically receive warnings of the latest scams and dangers to consumers. This week, we received an unusual warning with a new twist. It involves scammers requesting online payment with Amazon gift cards. With the BBB Mississippi’s permission, we share this warning…

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10 Password Safety Tips + Bonus Tip

Teddy Bear (password safety)

Editor’s Note: This post is updated regularly to remain current on the latest password safety requirements. Hardly a day passes when we don’t hear a news report about an online bank or email account that has been broken into. Sometimes these security breaches compromise the private and/or financial data of thousands or even millions of…

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McAfee: Your computer needs protection from far more than just viruses

By now we all know what a virus is, which is a computer program that can replicate itself and is almost always spread from one computer to another. In order to avoid detection by users, some viruses employ different kinds of deception methods. Some old viruses, especially on the MS-DOS platform, make sure that the…

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Tire Safety: How 'Saving Money' Can Be Expensive

Over a recent weekend I drove several hundred miles on the Interstate system. On Friday, I saw a vehicle flipped upside down in the median. Since there were no emergency responders on the scene, I stopped to try to help. When I got to where the vehicle was, volunteers were already helping the driver out…

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8 Tips for Personal Social Media Security on Facebook and Twitter

Millions of people now use Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and other emerging social networking platforms. With the ease of use that comes with these programs, it’s easy to divulge too much information too. Due to the popularity and overwhelming majority of people using Facebook and Twitter, the following social media security tips and suggestions are directed…

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Nine Password Safety Tips to Improve Your Online Security

It seems that unfortunate news stories are frequently reported about bank account and email passwords that have been stolen. Sometimes these security breaches compromise the private data of thousands and even millions of people. It’s easy to become discouraged and wonder if there is anything we can do to protect ourselves within this electronically connected…

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Two Steps to Improve Your Online Shopping Security

Identity theft is the unauthorized collection and use of another person’s personal data, documents and/or financial accounts (such as their credit cards and bank accounts). Identity theft is illegal and has become one of the most feared problems related to online shopping. While the identity theft problem is real, there are steps you can take…

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