7 On Your Side: No, your Social Security number isn’t suspended

3rd October 2018

The alert from the Federal Trade Commission has the simple headline: Your Social Security number isn’t suspended. Ever. The scam works like this: Somebody calls saying they need to reactivate your suspended Social Security number. They claim your Social Security number was targeted by fraudsters. The scammer gives you a phone number to call — where you’re asked to hand over your personal information. If someone tries this scam on…

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How to Know If Your Facebook Account Has Been Hacked

3rd October 2018

For the second time this year, hackers have attacked millions of Facebook accounts. The social network announced last week that about 50 million users were recently hacked. The hacking occurred because of a flaw in Facebook’s “View As” feature, which allows you to see your profile as others do. Users can type in a person’s name to get an understanding of what can be seen when a particular person is viewing their…

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