AARP http://www.kplu.org en Are You A Prime Target For Online Scams? A Fifth of Washington Adults Are, Says Report http://www.kplu.org/post/are-you-prime-target-online-scams-fifth-washington-adults-are-says-report <p>More than one in five Washington adults are at high risk of falling prey to online scams, according to <a href="http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2014/internet-fraud-victimization-attitudes-behavior-national.html" target="_blank">new research funded by the AARP</a>.</p><p>Few would be surprised to hear that clicking on pop-up ads or opening emails from unfamiliar sources increases your risk of getting ripped off. But the AARP report, based on a survey of more than 11,000 adults nationwide, also identified some less obvious risk factors.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:46:21 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 14460 at http://www.kplu.org Are You A Prime Target For Online Scams? A Fifth of Washington Adults Are, Says Report Give wisely this holiday season http://www.kplu.org/post/give-wisely-holiday-season <p>It's that time of year when many of us give generously to charitable organizations. &nbsp;But how do we know where the money is really going? &nbsp;In some cases, more money goes into the pockets of professional fundraisers&nbsp;than to the charity itself. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>You can find out how your dollars are being spent at the <a href="http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/search.aspx">Washington Secretary of State's office</a>. &nbsp;</strong>Just type in the organization's name, click the search button and you can see what percentage of dollars goes to charitable services...and how much goes to pay for fundraising.</p><p> Fri, 03 Dec 2010 20:08:53 +0000 Dave Meyer 282 at http://www.kplu.org Give wisely this holiday season