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SCAM ALERT: American Express ‘Primary Cardmember Message’ Phishing

According to this email, which purports to be from credit card provider American Express, errors were encountered during a recent security analysis.   The email, which has the subject line, “A concern that requires your action”, and is addressed to the “Primary Cardmember” claims that you need to confirm your account information by opening an attached file. However, […]

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TIP: How to Handle a Product Recall

From contaminated vegetables to mislabeled medication, product recalls are all too common in today’s retail environment. But many people don’t know what to do if something they’ve purchased has been recalled. What is a recall? According to Investopedia, “A product recall is the process of retrieving defective and/or potentially unsafe goods from consumers while providing those consumers with […]

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TIP: Help avoid online order slow- or no-shows

In our time, most shopping is done completely online. It’s so convenient and with services like AmazonPrime your packages come straight to your door in two days or less! But have you ever ordered a package that came late, or just never came at all? Not only is it frustrating, but it’s unfair to you […]

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6 Last-Minute Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s not too late to get gifts for even the most difficult-to-please people in your life The clock is ticking on holiday gift shopping. If you’re procrastinating because you have no idea what to buy or you just haven’t had the time to shop, don’t panic. It’s easier than ever to buy gifts at the […]

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TIP: Realtors offer tips for a safe holiday season

Read the full story at: MercuryNews.com To help keep your family and your home safe and secure during the holiday season, the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors shares the following tips from various sources, including the National Safety Council and the National Fire Protection Association: When putting up decorations make sure you use a sturdy […]

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TIP: 12 Tips for Safer Holiday Home Decorating

The year-end holidays can be a time for beautiful home decorations, so it is important to stay safe while stringing up festive lights and other holiday decorating activities. Read more at: consumerreports.org 1. Check for freshness when buying a live Christmas tree. A fresh tree is green, its needles are hard to pull from branches, […]

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Top 10 Cyber Monday Shopping Tips for 2018

Follow CR’s advice to get the best deals, now and throughout the holiday season with these tips from ConsumerReports.org 1. Plan to shop early The best time to start checking out Cyber Monday deals is the Saturday after Black Friday; many retailers wait until then to post offers so that they don’t steal any thunder […]

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TIP: 5 Ways to Save on Last-Minute Holiday Travel

The last few weeks of the year tend to race by. Planning an affordable vacation or booking flights and hotels to join family and friends over the holidays might seem impossible now. BUT, there is still time. Procrastinators can land a great deal that doesn’t break the bank– Read more at: ConsumerReports.org 1. Be a Flexible […]

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