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Shame, shame, shame
With so many postings and repostings of stories showing up on my Facebook feed on a daily basis, I tend to overlook most of them. That is, unless someone has made a glowing comment about how funny th...
12/11/13 at 1:35 PM
Secure Your ID Day
Shredding any personal papers that have your account numbers and other information is an important step to take in order to protect your identity. Here is information on how long it is recommended ...
10/11/13 at 8:59 PM More Document Shredding Events 10/16/12 at 10:01 AM
Secure Your ID Day 10/13/12 at 1:23 PM
Tips to avoid health reform scams
Polls continue to show that there is much about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health reform law that Americans still do not understand. The health law's complexity and confusion over parts of the law ...
10/8/13 at 11:03 AM
The Pastor's Wife
I am tickled to share today a story about Pam Thompson, the wife of a pastor from West Fargo. Last week, some hooligan snatched her purse out of her vehicle as she was loading inher groceries in South...
7/19/13 at 10:14 PM Into thin air... 12/29/12 at 11:00 PM
Bad moccasin...really? 11/16/12 at 11:44 PM
ID questions when creating your “my Social Security” account
Q: Some of the security questions when I created a my Social Security account took me by surprise. While I expected the often seen birthdate type of question, my Social Security questions involved mor...
4/29/13 at 1:40 PM Can you change your Social Security number? 4/10/13 at 9:00 AM
Phishing - computer fraud warning 3/27/13 at 2:00 AM
Getting a lock on home safety
From December 26, 2012 through March 25 of this year, there have been 61 residential burglaries in the surrounding neighborhoods of Fargo South High School. Thirty-four of those 61 either took place a...
4/25/13 at 7:51 AM Students' cell phones and the Fourth Amendment 2/6/12 at 10:03 AM
Identity Theft Help
Written by Ashley Hagelin, Certified Financial Counselor and Reverse Mortgage Counselorwith LSS Nearly every day we hear about another identity theft scam or get another phishing email trying to get ...
12/11/12 at 10:31 AM
Beware: Credit card skimming at gas stations has hit Dickinson area
The next time you want to use your credit or debit card to pay at the pump or withdraw cash from an ATM, you may want to think twice. Chad Pittsley, a pipeline inspector with Whiting Petroleum, lost a...
10/13/12 at 1:39 PM
Identity Theft Protection Tips
We often hear tips about ways to protect our identity and fraudulent access to our accounts. One of the biggest threats to having your identity stolen is someone obtaining your birth date, social secu...
9/13/12 at 6:52 AM
Is Copying the Same as Theft?
Recently, a Rutgers professor wrote a New York Times article saying that copying--as in downloading a song for free--is not the same thing as stealing. This is significant, because it helps validate ...
4/16/12 at 7:49 AM
Never buy a combi-lock! Always use one with a key!
Normally, I do not advocate for things on this column for reasons that I usually keep my thoughts and stories as neutral and interesting as possible. But this column should force many of us ...
3/20/12 at 4:30 AM
Ammann Award Results for 2011
After many entries and votes for the best historic bridges and the people who have made a difference, the Historic Bridge Month has come to a close, but not before announcing the winners of the Othmar...
12/2/11 at 4:54 AM
Cancer Facts, Federal Trade Commission and More
Do you want to find out the real cancer facts? You can call the epidemilogist in your state. If you want more general cancer facts goto the SEER Facts. There are more up to date facts with your state ...
5/22/11 at 5:06 AM Facebook Tracking 5/19/10 at 8:10 AM
Document shredding offered at Village Family Service Center
Your old bank statements, checks, credit card statements and offers can be shredded at The Village Family Service Center during Identity Theft Awareness Week. Free document shreddingby Record Keepers ...
10/12/10 at 9:47 AM
Eagle Creek Hidden Pocket Travel Gear
The other day I blogged about the Rick Steves Silk Money Belt, the ultra-light, under-the-pants moneybelt and neck wallet that I like to take with me when I travel to help prevent pickpocket theft. I...
9/13/10 at 10:15 AM Rick Steves Silk Money Belt 9/10/10 at 11:46 AM