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The Watchdog: 15 tips to keep young people safe
For this Christmas Eve story, The Watchdog gives my best gift to young adults everywhere. Here are a few tips and strategies designed to keep them out of harm's way.
The Watchdog: Painful labor of an AT&T customer
The Watchdog: Lots of holes in Mick's agenda
The Watchdog: Ex-GOP consultant writes of 'crooks' in Congress
Author Leslie Sorrell tells The Watchdog that she grew disenchanted with her former profession when she realized that members of Congress become, in her words, "crooks" and political "prostitutes."
The Watchdog: Expressing frustration at Direct Express
Direct Express is a debit card where people receiving Social Security or Supplemental Security Income benefits for the elderly, disabled and veterans can avoid getting paper checks by mail. The U. S.
The Watchdog: A favorite in-your-face moment and other sources of gratitude from 2017
Yes, The Watchdog is grateful for family and friends this Thanksgiving. But I'm also grateful for honest roofers, identity thieves who get captured and older adults who don't fall for stupid scams. All those make The Watchdog's day easier.
The Watchdog: Fine print can make 'free trial offers' anything but
The Watchdog: Data for ID theft is just a leak away
The Watchdog: Activists' beef with conservative legislators may reshape Texas politics
A long-overdue war has broken out between the state's billion-dollar education establishment (Big Ed) and conservative state lawmakers who sometimes vote against Big Ed's wishes. The battlefield is the ballot box. Organizers of the anti-tea party campaign set a goal of getting every school district employee in every district to register and vote in next year's Republican primary on March 6.
The Watchdog: Tax challenge accepted — and failed
My wife is ticked at me. She doesn't like it when I test a product or service as The Watchdog and it ends up hurting us. My latest mishap will cost our household hundreds of dollars. Frankly, it's embarrassing. You want to hear what happened?
The Watchdog: How Twitter can stop a ripoff
The Watchdog: A tip, post-breach: Don't trust Equifax
The Watchdog: IRS-Equifax deal can't help but fail
Can you believe the IRS will pay Equifax $7.2 million in a contract awarded last week to help prevent identity theft? Seriously. I know that sentence is so preposterous that it can't possibly be true. But it is.