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Scams

Ten Things You Can Do to Avoid Fraud – Prescott Valley Police Department

Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay [Editor’s note: This was posted on the Prescott Valley Police Department’s Facebook page, and the source is the Federal Trade Commission.] Spot Imposters – Scammers often pretend to be someone you trust, like a government official, a family member, a charity, or a company you do business with. Don’t

Robocalls

Arizona Attorney General’s Office Works to Eliminate Illegal Robocalls

The number one communications complaint across the nation continues to be the flood of illegal robocalls to consumers. In November 2021, Arizonans received more than 18 million unwanted calls, an average of 12.6 calls per person. The calls go well beyond a universal source of annoyance. Scammers use abusive robocall tactics to threaten and scam people out

Opinion

Opinion – Biden’s ‘Old School’ Politics: Blame Big Oil for Gas Price Surge

Given that Joe Biden turns 79 on Saturday, perhaps it’s no surprise he went “old school” attempting to deflect the problematic politics of rising gas prices. He’s blaming Big Oil. President Joe Biden on Wednesday asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate “what is happening with oil and gas markets” and “bring all of

Privacy

Priest outed via Grindr app highlights rampant data tracking

When a religious publication used smartphone app data to deduce the sexual orientation of a high-ranking Roman Catholic official, it exposed a problem that goes far beyond a debate over church doctrine and priestly celibacy. With few U.S. restrictions on what companies can do with the vast amount of data they collect from web page

Biden elevates energetic critic of Big Tech as top regulator

President Joe Biden on Tuesday installed an energetic critic of Big Tech as a top federal regulator at a time when the industry is under intense pressure from Congress, regulators and state attorneys general. The selection of legal scholar Lina Khan to head the Federal Trade Commission is seen as signaling a tough stance toward

Opinion

Opinion – Cryptocurrency: For Better and Worst

The phenomenon of cryptocurrency is on its way to transforming the global monetary system. That’s not going to happen right away, or next year, or any specific time in the foreseeable future, but it’s here to stay. You might compare it to the advent of coins made of precious metals as the way to buy

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