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For better or for worse, technology is the new frontier. When it comes to navigating the web, avoiding hackers, and enjoying our devices—Reader’s Digest is here to lead the way and help you get the most out of our interconnected world.

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10 Instagram Scams Everyone Should Watch Out For

By all means, enjoy the fun of this social media site. But also be aware that Instagram scams abound.

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How to Spot a Fake Instagram Account

It’s not always easy to identify fake Instagram accounts, but these expert tips will help protect you from scammers

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10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Online Security

Cybersecurity threats are on the rise. Follow these tips to protect your online security and digital privacy.


What Is Spoofing, and How Can You Spot It?

Spoofing is a funny word, but its consequences are serious. Here's how spoofing works, the many forms it can take...


9 Common Zelle Scams to Watch Out For

Because Zelle is an easy way to send and receive money, it's also an easy way for hackers to steal...

Misinformation vs. Disinformation: How to Tell the Difference

Even the savviest of us can be fooled. Here's how to recognize fake info.


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Here’s What Hackers Can Do with Just Your Cell Phone Number

Scammers can use your phone number to impersonate, steal from, and harass you and others. Here's what to do if...

Is Love Bombing the Newest Scam to Avoid?

Could your partner's grand gestures lead to a romance scam? Watch out for these red flags.


This Is What an Amazon Email Scam Looks Like

Not every email from Amazon is legitimate. Keep an eye out for these telltale signs you might be dealing with...


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15 Signs Someone Just Stole Your Identity

Nearly 60 million Americans have been victims of identity theft. Watch out for these signs that you're one of them.


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14 Facebook Marketplace Scams to Watch Out For

Buyer beware: Scammers have set up shop on Facebook. Here's how to avoid falling victim to some common Facebook Marketplace...

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10 Common Cash App Scams and How to Avoid Them

Fraudsters are stealing people's money via Cash App scams, raising questions about how secure this contactless payment app really is


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12 Common Venmo Scams to Watch Out For

Payment apps have made transferring cash more convenient than ever, but some thieves are setting up Venmo scams to steal...


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How to Identify Apple Phishing Emails and Avoid Getting Scammed

Scams are getting more sophisticated. Learn what to look for so you don't fall prey to an Apple phishing email.


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Avoid Answering Calls from These Area Codes: Scam Phone Numbers Guide

Scam phone numbers are used every day to trick unsuspecting people into giving away their private information. The good news...


If You Hear This 4-Word Phrase When You Pick Up the Phone, Hang Up Immediately

These four words are a red flag that you might be dealing with a phone scammer. Here's what you should...

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9 Signs an Instagram Ad Can’t Be Trusted

Enhance your detective skills so you don't fall victim to these common scams.


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8 Signs You Shouldn’t Accept a LinkedIn Request

LinkedIn is a place to connect with people in your career field and grow your network, but before accepting every...


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10 Most Common eBay Scams to Look Out For

eBay opens up a new world of used items and can't-miss deals. It also opens up the possibility of scams...


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17 Facebook Scams You Need to Take Seriously

You might just use Facebook for watching funny cat videos, but crooks use it to steal your money and information


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The Gift-Card Scam You Need to Watch Out for

As the holiday season rushes full steam ahead, gift-card scams are on the rise. Learn how to detect and prevent...


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If You See This Post on Social Media, Ignore it! It’s a Scam

This scam has been circling the Internet for years.


14 Online Scams You Need to Be Aware Of—and How to Avoid Them

When it comes to protecting yourself from online scams, education is your best defense. Here’s what you need to know...


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26 Secrets an Identity Thief Definitely Doesn’t Want You to Know

Watch out: These former identity thieves confess the tricks they use to scam you right under your nose.

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