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New phishing scam targets wireless customers: Here’s how to stay safe

April 18, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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As fraudsters are continually finding new ways to take advantage of both carriers and customers, Union Plus and AT&T remain vigilant about protecting union members from communications fraud. Recent reports are being received from AT&T Wireless customers of receiving calls that play an automated message telling them to go to a website to redeem a service credit, such as a bill discount or a gift card. These fraudulent calls are part of a Fake Website Phishing Scam, and are being made to millions of mobile numbers, including consumers, businesses, and across wireless carriers.

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6 fun union-made recipes for Easter dinner

April 17, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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Aside from egg hunting and candy binging, Easter is about welcoming spring, spending time with those we love, and taking time to recognize tradition. Any time there is tasty food involved, union members recognize solidarity by purchasing ingredients from companies that support good jobs. As you are jotting your recipes for Easter Sunday, here are some delicious dinner ideas that use union-made ingredients.

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What happens if you don't file your taxes?

April 15, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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Even the most conscientious taxpayer might at some point be unable to file his or her tax return on time. If you end up in that situation, fear not—the Internal Revenue Service probably won’t file criminal charges against you. But it will make every effort to collect its due, with interest and penalties.

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Heartbleed Bug: What union members need to know

April 11, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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Data security seems to stay in the news. The Heartbleed bug comes only months after data breaches at Target, where the credit card and security card information of 70 million customers were stolen, and the University of Maryland, where more than 300,000 personal records were compromised. Why is everyone talking about a Heartbleed Bug? With a name like “Hearbleed,” it must really bad, right? Well, actually, it really is.

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Important new protections for homebuyers

April 8, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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If you’re considering purchasing or refinancing a home this year you should be aware of some important new rule changes. The changes are tied to the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA), which went into effect at the beginning of the year.

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Five Ways to Get Your Credit in Shape

April 7, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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Interested in getting your credit back in shape? Follow these 5 tips from Gerri Detweiler, host of Talk Credit Radio. Tip #3 may surprise you.

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If you hadn’t already noticed, AT&T’s network is by far the fastest

April 4, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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Today, RootMetricsConsumer ReportsPCMag and PCWorldwide/TechHive have all concluded that AT&T’s 4-G-LTE network is the fastest network in the United States.

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Going Green for Earth Month? Check Out These Union Assembled Electric Cars

March 31, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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April is Earth Month, the time of year that eco-friendly car buyers are especially interested in learning about their choices when shopping for vehicles that can help reduce our dependency on petroleum, reduce fuel costs, and benefit the environment through reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Fortunately, there are now are many choices for new car shoppers shopping in the electric car segment

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Where in the world is Brittany? San Diego! (Blog #2)

March 26, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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Hi, I’m Brittany. I’m the Executive Assistant to Leslie, our President at Union Plus. For the rest of this week, I’ll be in complete control over Union Plus’ Facebook, blog, and Instagram (with maybe a little Twitter action) this week to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how Union Plus teams up with liaisons from your unions to understand how to best serve each member’s unique needs.

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Where in the World is Brittany? San Diego! [New Series]

March 24, 2014 | Category: Consumer Tips | 0 comments |
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Hi, I’m Brittany. I’m the Executive Assistant to Leslie, our President at Union Plus. I like walking my dog Bowie, and the Game of Thrones board game (Lannisters Rule). If you must know, my NCAA bracket is already ruined. But enough about me. I’m here to connect with YOU while I join UP on the road this week at our twice-annual Union Plus Liaison Conference.

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