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Beware of Fake Delivery Alerts Sent by Text Message and Email

About Delivery Alert Scams “As online shopping sees its biggest holiday season ever, hackers are sending fake delivery notices impersonating Amazon, UPS and FedEx, with scams up 72% from last year and 440% from October to November. Clicking a fake shipping notification link can launch ransomware or launch a counterfeit branded site to trick users… Continue reading Beware of Fake Delivery Alerts Sent by Text Message and Email

Network Solutions Possible Phishing: Verify Email for SSL Certificate

On 13 Oct 2020, Network Solutions made some changes to their email services that resulted in a disruption for many people. [Learn More] The change had to do with a new certificate being used. In the immediate wake of that event last week and the residual confusion, it seems that someone has launched a sophisticated… Continue reading Network Solutions Possible Phishing: Verify Email for SSL Certificate

Why You Are Getting the Error: “Apple Card Unavailable. Apple Pay services are currently unavailable. Please try again later.”

For readers with limited time, I’ll offer the quick answer to your question about why the Apple Card application process isn’t working. The quick answer is that it’s broken (for some people some of the time) and there’s no word from Apple as to when it will be fixed. This page will be updated when… Continue reading Why You Are Getting the Error: “Apple Card Unavailable. Apple Pay services are currently unavailable. Please try again later.”

How to unsubscribe from the Los Angeles Times and Cancel the Digital Access Subscription [SOLVED]

UPDATE: 23 Oct 2020 After more than a year, the Los Angeles Times has finally corrected this issue. As of 23 Oct 2020, one of our site visitors reports: They appear to have listened to the feedback – You can cancel via the Account Management page now: https://myaccount2.latimes.com/SecurePage/StopSubscription.aspx  Below is the original post from 19… Continue reading How to unsubscribe from the Los Angeles Times and Cancel the Digital Access Subscription [SOLVED]

CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco at all CVS/pharmacy Locations

It’s wrong for a company to distribute products that are harmful to people’s health, while at the same time profiting from selling pharmaceuticals to those same people once they get sick. Here’s what CVS is doing to stop this cycle. Who said big business can’t influence big changes… * * * WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/… Continue reading CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco at all CVS/pharmacy Locations

Organic Valley Lowfat Cottage Cheese Product Quality Notice

The Cottage Cheese Video   Summary As of November 2013, and continuing through December 2013, there have been reoccurring indents of poor quality Organic Valley Lowfat Cottage Cheese as provided from production facility 39-111, Smith Dairy Products, 230 N Vine St, Orrville, OH delivered to grocery stores in the Iowa City and Coralville area. Presumably other areas have… Continue reading Organic Valley Lowfat Cottage Cheese Product Quality Notice

The Correlation Between Nutrition Label Readability and Nutritiousness of Food Products

We’re all familiar with the tricks that some food manufacturers play in attempting to deceive consumers. For example, with products that are high in calories, the nutrition label will list “calories per serving” with unrealistically small portion sizes being considered a serving. Only recently have we begun to see labels stating, “calories per bottle” or… Continue reading The Correlation Between Nutrition Label Readability and Nutritiousness of Food Products

Hacked Email Account Resulting in Fake Appeal From a Friend Asking for Money

This is a fairly common scam, but some may still not be familiar with it so its worth mentioning. You may receive a desperate email from a friend, someone you know, who claims they’ve been mugged or are in some other similar situation and need money from you. Below is an example. You should use… Continue reading Hacked Email Account Resulting in Fake Appeal From a Friend Asking for Money

Whirlpool Refrigerator PUR Water Filter W10295370 Rated at 6-Months May Require Replacement After 30-Days

Summary In many of their newer refrigerator models (see full list below), Whirlpool is selling a proprietary PUR filter system (filter part number W10295370) that is advertised as providing 6-months of service with a key feature being the removal of chlorine flavor. This claim by Whirlpool is used as a selling point to overstate the “savings” a… Continue reading Whirlpool Refrigerator PUR Water Filter W10295370 Rated at 6-Months May Require Replacement After 30-Days

Warning: Vicks VapoInhaler for Nasal Congestion Relief May Cause Congestion and Other Harmful Side Effects

Consumer Defense About The Vicks VapoInhaler product is a popular remedy used for nasal congestion. In recent years it’s become difficult to find the original product, with no explanation from Vicks as to why they changed the product packaging. Based on the information below, it seems that a problem may have been identified with the… Continue reading Warning: Vicks VapoInhaler for Nasal Congestion Relief May Cause Congestion and Other Harmful Side Effects

SCAM: Timeshare Victims Compensation Fund

Consumer Defense Resource Group Summary. There is a scam currently being perpetrated against people who have lost money through timeshare frauds. The perpetrators apparently have obtained a list of names and contact information for people who lost money. So, when the unsuspecting victim receives a phone call, they assume it must be legitimate since the… Continue reading SCAM: Timeshare Victims Compensation Fund

ALERT: HP Printer Update for Apple Causes Programs to Quit Unexpectedly and Crash with HPPrintSettings plug-in Error When Printing With Lion or Mountain Lion OS X 10.8

Update: 26 Oct 2020 We’ve noticed a renewed interest in the eight year old support document below. It’s likely you are here instead to solve a problem with HP printer software suddenly being identified by Apple MacOS as malware. For help with that problem, refer to Apple Security Alert: “HP Utility” or “HPDeviceMonitoring.framework” will damage… Continue reading ALERT: HP Printer Update for Apple Causes Programs to Quit Unexpectedly and Crash with HPPrintSettings plug-in Error When Printing With Lion or Mountain Lion OS X 10.8