Sunday, September 25, 2022

Terri Dickerson

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Updated 10 months, 1 week ago

Watch your bank statements carefully

A Hayden reader called to suggest that we look at our bank statements carefully to make sure all the listed tran...

Updated 1 year ago
Avoid spam with disposable emails

Our email addresses need to be treated like part of our personal information.

Updated 1 year ago
Fake Netflix apps spread malware

Consumers love a good bargain, but when receiving online or text message coupons and discount codes be careful.

Updated 1 year ago
CONSUMER GAL: Homographic hacking makes clicking on links dangerous

In our fast paced lives, hackers count on us not paying close attention when clicking on links.

Updated 1 year ago
Before you scan that QR code ...

First, what is a QR code?

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
GAP Insurance for used cars

If you are unfamiliar with GAP insurance now is the time to become familiar with it if you are buying a new or used car soon and financing the purchase.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
You might be overpaying for apps

If you download apps to your Android of iPhone device, you should be aware that both Google and Apple have been known to overcharge users who pay to download...

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
Veterans Affairs vendor LHI is legitimate

If you are a veteran who has recently filed a disability claim, you may be contacted by LHI to schedule your Compensation and Pension (C&P) Exam.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
Using your checkbook can backfire

Imagine logging into your bank account and discovering that your checking account has been drained of almost all the money you had in the account.

Updated 1 year, 1 month ago
Where the Trojan Horse roams

Let’s face it, when we invite a digital voice assistant like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple Siri, into our homes, we are essentially inviting a devi...

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
Census Bureau texts might be legit

I received a message from a Coeur d’Alene reader inquiring about the legitimacy of a text message she received from the U.S. Census Bureau asking her to clic...

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
Debit cards offer scant fraud protection

An Athol reader asked if selecting the credit option when using her debit card offers more protections.

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
CONSUMER GAL: How to fight 'shrinkflation'

Have you noticed package sizes or weights at the grocery store are getting smaller while prices remain the same?

Updated 1 year, 2 months ago
CONSUMER GAL: Here's how COVID affects mammogram timing

According to the CDC, if you are female and recently received a COVID-19 vaccine you may want to consider delaying a mammogram.

Updated 1 year, 3 months ago
Bezos could be watching you from Sidewalk

If you own an Amazon device like the Echo or Ring Doorbell, chances are you are linked to your neighbor’s devices.

Updated 1 year, 3 months ago
Cleverly disguised games on Facebook

When poking around on Facebook be careful of innocent looking games which appear to be posted by friends claiming to want to get to know you better.