April 4, 2021

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Stimulus check timeline update: Payment status and details, plus-up money, IRS scorecard

If you don’t have your stimulus check, when’s it coming? If you got the latest one, are you sure you got the right amount? Here’s what you need to know.


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If you’ve been waiting weeks for all or part of your $1,400 stimulus check to arrive, your money may be on the way. The IRS is sending a fresh wave of stimulus checks to eligible people through the weekend and into next week, the agency announced this week. Some people are already reporting the money, approved as part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package, is

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West Ham Supporters’ Personal Details Leaked on Club Website

English Premier League football club West Ham United appears to have accidently leaked personal data of supporters on its official website, potentially leaving fans exposed to phishing attacks.

As reported today by Forbes, multiple details of fans including full names, dates of birth, telephone numbers, address and email address were displayed when supporters attempted to log into their accounts on the club’s ticketing website.

The article stated that the official club website showed several error messages earlier today, including an admin message stating “Drupal already installed.” After the author created an account on the site and re-logged in with

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Millions of VPN users have personal details stolen

The user databases of three popular Android VPN services have reportedly been hacked, with millions of user records now put up for sale online.

Databases purportedly from SuperVPN, GeckoVPN, and ChatVPN, together containing a total of twenty one million user records, apparently include sensitive details such as the user’s authentication credentials, according to new research from CyberNews.

If the leaked databases are genuine, what’s even more worrying about the leak is the amount of information that these services log about their users, despite claiming not to do so in their respective privacy policies.

Besides the authentication information, the databases also

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Filing an Insurance Claim for Texas Storm Damage? Payouts Hinge on Policy Details

When the snow and ice melt, many Texans will file insurance claims for the damage. Some will be annoyed that they get nothing for a freezer-full of spoiled meat, while others will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to get money to fix a wrecked car.

The unusual winter storm in the big state is giving many insurers opportunity to test new mobile-based technology that has proliferated over the past year for more quickly settling claims for car wrecks, insurance-industry executives said.

But the massive storm also will highlight variations in basic homeowners policies that some consumer activists

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