Recalls & Ripoffs - January 4, 2008

By: Jeff Anderson Email
By: Jeff Anderson Email

News 12 at 6, January 4, 2008

Another day, another recall; this one is another one that could be in the hands of your children.

This time, it's a Toy Wagon made by Tricam Industries. Around 15,000 of the metal wagons are being recalled because of excessive amounts of lead in the paint. They were sold at Tractor Supply Company Stores from 2002 to November of 2007 for around $30.

You can call the company at 1-800-867-6763 to find out how to return the wagon and get your refund.

And, here is another scam that could turn into a rip-off. Technology-centered magazine "Wired" is reporting that users of the social website Facebook are being targeted by phishing with a -ph- scam.

The magazine says it works like this: a Facebook user finds an odd message on their page. It looks genuine because it lists a friend as the sender and it asks you to click on a link. It only looks like your friend sent it. In all actuality, the hacker stole your friend’s info and sent it to you.

Don't click on that link because it could end up downloading a virus, which can allow a hacker to steal user ID and password information and also bank, credit card and other personal information.

The best advice is to avoid clicking on any strange links. If you do, change your Facebook password immediately and then contact Facebook.


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