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DNA Testing and Your Privacy

Have you considered DNA testing to determine your ancestry, health risks, or for other reasons? The direct-to-consumer DNA (or genetic) testing industry has been growing rapidly. There are many companies that provide test kits that allow an individual to submit a sample of saliva or blood and receive a report several weeks later. Here are some important things you need to know before you opt for testing.

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Massive Equifax Data Breach. What You Need to Know.

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the big 3 consumer credit reporting agencies, announced that sensitive information for 143 million American consumers including names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver's license numbers were stolen by hackers.

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Using Facebook Marketplace or Another Local Service? Then Read This

Local online marketplaces such as Facebook Marketplace can be a handy tool. They can be used to find bargains on various items or to make some money on items you no longer need. But how do you make sure that you aren't being conned? These tips can help.

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21st Century Skills? Sneak Peek Into 10 Future Jobs!

Critical thinking. Communication. Collaboration. Creativity. Four words that summarize the skills that can really help you prosper in the 21st century! As society and technology changes, working conditions also change and so do the professions of the future.

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From the Archives

Paying More: The (Scary) Truth About Online Shopping

You would think shopping online is generally cheaper than shopping at brick and mortar stores, right? You're not paying for the onsite staff or the building utilities, such as lighting and heating.

Is shopping online always a good deal? Not all of the time...

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Who's Fighting For You?

Learn right here about consumer groups that tackle consumer issues for you. Each month, we'll feature a different group.

This month's featured consumer group:

  • Scam Victims United

    Scam Victims United offers support and resources to victims through message groups and networking with other victims. This provides for a safe environment in which they can share their stories with other who have been through the same experience without worry of blame or judgment.


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