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Lime to close down app-based car-rental service in Seattle

Sep. 20, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Lime will shut down its app-based car-rental service in Seattle by the end of the year to focus on electric mobility, calling the endeavor a "great learning experience" in an email to users. The Seattle Times reports the company will start reducing the number of green and white Fiat cars in...

State computer glitch in Ohio impedes government business

Sep. 11, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Thousands of state government workers in Ohio are without reliable phone, email and internet service as a result of a computer disruption. A spokesman for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services told The Dayton Daily News experts were working to address the issue Wednesday. The...

Cybercriminals manipulate their way into company computers

Sep. 4, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The cybercriminal who steals information or money from a small business is probably a master of deception and manipulation as well as a techno-expert. When Nancy Butler got a call from someone claiming to be from her information technology service two years ago, she assumed it was a routine...

College in Denver shuts down its network after cyberattack

Aug. 24, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Regis University in Denver has shut down its computer, phone and email systems because of a cyberattack that it says probably came from outside the United States. The Denver Post reports the private Catholic school disconnected its networks Thursday and set up another website to keep students...

Beware of tax scam emails and phone calls, IRS warns

Aug. 12, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Months after business owners and other taxpayers have filed their returns with the IRS, thieves try to scam people out of money or personal information. Although scammers operate year-round, the IRS says they step up their activities in the summer, when taxpayers can expect to hear from the...

Report: Kansas Medicaid complaints went to unchecked email

Aug. 5, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new report says dozens of complaints about Kansas Medicaid fraud went to a government email account that no one checked. The Kansas City Star reports that the state attorney general released findings on Monday that show more than 200 emails were left unread. The attorney general's...

Liz Weston: Don't be duped by these phone and email scams

Jul. 29, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

Some of us in the personal finance realm have a weird little hobby: We try to scam the scam artists. We're not out to steal their money — just their time. When fraudsters call to say we're about to be arrested for tax debt, our Social Security number has been "suspended," or a loved one is in trouble, we...

House Dems back subpoenas for Ivanka, Jared private emails

Jul. 25, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight Committee voted along party lines Thursday to authorize subpoenas for personal emails and texts used for official business by top White House aides, including Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the panel's chairman, said the...