Spring Break!

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It’s that time of the year again… Spring break, baby!

How about Florida this year? Or Mexico?

Great stuff! But how are you going to pay for all this?

Maybe you’ve got the airfare. But what about a place to sleep? What about breakfast, lunch and dinner? Wait, skip the breakfast part, you’ll probably sleep right through that!

 

 

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Identity Theft

idcards.jpgAnd yet another article on identity theft… Boring!

But is it? Did you know young people are big targets?

Here’s a quick head’s up.

What is ID Theft?

A scammer uses your name, personal information, and credit to steal products and services and leaves you with the bill.

 

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Pyramid Schemes; A Scam To Watch Out For

money-pyramid.jpgGet this scenario: you, a college student who has discovered the luxury of 10 Ramen Noodle cups for only a buck, are approached by a young man dressed-for-success at the local JCrew.

He begins by asking you questions like where you go to school, what you’re studying and what do you want to do with your life. He then tells you a little bit about himself—he says he’s an entrepreneur who’s been quite successful and would like you to come in for a meeting to see if you could become ‘one of them.’

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Online Scams Target You

trap.jpgOnline scammers like people our age for two reasons: They know we love the Web, and they know we trust people.

The result? More young people are being ripped off online right now than ever. Watch out for these scams:

FireFox Enhancement! FireFox is a great open-source browser recommended by a lot of consumer types—free and fast. They’ve just released a wicked new version, too—for free. But scammers in Russia and China are trying to sell the new version, and as a bonus, when you pay for what should be free, the scammers download a virus on your computer. Thanks for nothing! So, what do you do? Download FireFox from only one site: www.mozilla.com.

 

 

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