Looking for a Memorial Day bargain? Start looking now. The sales start well before the last Monday of May, which is May 31 this year. Last year, shopping was scaled back due to the pandemic. This year, check with local stores if you’re planning to shop in person.
For three years, people have reported losing more money on romance scams than on any other fraud type identified in Sentinel, a fraud database. In 2020, reported losses to romance scams reached a record $304 million, up about 50 percent from 2019.
First, I received emails from my credit union that $1,500 then $2,300 were possible fraudulent charges. I called and sure enough, a scammer from Sweden was trying to charge those amount to my credit card. The credit union flagged the fraudulent charges, and the money was never charged to me.
Verizon is recalling about 2.5 million Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots. The lithium ion battery in the hotspots can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. Verizon has received 15 reports of overheating, including six reports of fire damage to bedding or flooring and two reports of minor burn injuries.
Consumer Reports recommendations on specific products to be easily available to consumers before they buy autos, other products in new program
Consumer Reports is launching CR Recommended, a program to bring Consumer Reports recommendations easily to consumers before they buy autos and other products. When consumers shop online, at a dealership, or in a store, they’ll see a “CR Recommended” mark for products.
NZXT is recalling about 32,000 H1 computer cases in the United States and about 1,024 in Canada. Metal screws that attach the PCIe riser assembly to the chassis can cause a short in the printed circuit board and overheating, posing a fire hazard due to the circuit board’s design.
It’s been a difficult week. I’ve been struggling to get 1,400 photos off my Samsung phone onto my Apple desktop or my laptop. My phone was nearly full, so I wasn’t able to take more photos and videos.
As it has for months, the coronavirus affects my life daily. I mostly stay home, picking up groceries weekly. Today, I mailed my last package to my sister along with my holiday cards.
FTC orders Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, TikTok, YouTube, and four other companies to turn over information on data collection
The Federal Trade Commission is issuing orders to nine social media and video streaming companies, requiring them to provide data on how they collect and use information from their users, the FTC announced Monday.
I wanted to do a tip on Instagram to keep shopping if you haven’t found your Black Friday deal yet. Cyber Monday is coming up, and some store are continuing to offer deals throughout the weekend.