The Better Business Bureau says at least one charity scam has emerged just one week after the explosions during the Boston Marathon. Here are 10 tips to keep in mind when considering a donation to someone claiming to serve those affected.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Learn tips on how to be safe, secure and responsible while you surf the net.
The Federal Trade Commission released a series of video tips to help you protect your personal information online. The videos are available at OnGuardOnline.gov, the federal government’s site to help computer users be safe, secure and responsible. The new video Using Public Wi-Fi Networks, explains that most public Wi-Fi hotspots don’t encrypt information you send through the network. So, if you login to an unsecured website — say a social networking site — or enter personal information in a web form, you may be sharing that information with others on the network. Hackers could use the information to hijack your accounts, or to impersonate you. When using Wi-Fi, it’s important to know that secure hotspots require a password, and secure …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
BBB Atlanta offers tips on how to choose a reputable contractor and not be scammed after your home is damaged in recent storms.
Wednesday's tornado killed a man in Bartow County, and heavy rains caused accidents and flooding on roads throughout Cobb County and metro Atlanta. The day’s weather also was enough of a threat to lead officials with Cobb County Schools to cancel extracurricular activities. If you have photos or videos of Wednesday’s weather or its effects, we invite you to upload them right here. If your home was damaged during the recent storms to hit Georgia, use these tips from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to ensure you choose a reputable contractor and not be scammed: