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Those spamming emails. Most of us don't click them, but lately hackers have become more advanced and data shows more and more are clicking through and getting scammed (some costly). What should you know? Eric Flack takes a look and chats with Tony about it.
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You’ve put answering it thinking there’s still plenty of time. Now you’re at the point where you have to find a solution. This is Scott Fitzgerald and what am I talking about? How are we going to pay for Christmas this year.
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"Zero Dark Thirty" opens in theaters tomorrow. CBS News Military Analyst has seen the movie and joins Tony to talk about it.
Millions of counterfeit dollars are flooding cash registers, and more often than not, this "funny money" is being manufactured using everyday office equipment, federal authorities said. Heath Kellogg, a graphic artist known as "The Printer," his father and four other men were busted in November after authorities said the men produced more than a million dollars in counterfeit bills. The operation was shockingly simple. Kellogg, who is a self-taught graphic artist, and his team, allegedly used a printer to produce the front of fake $50 bills and printed the back of the bills separately before carefully gluing it all together. "It's easier today because the technology has gotten so good and people can make better fakes," said Brad Garrett, a former FBI agent and ABC News consultant. How-to guides, easily found on the Internet, guide people through the counterfeiting process. A Rhode Island man was arrested in November after he allegedly learned how to use a chemical soap to rub off the ink on $5 bills, turning them into counterfeit $100 bills. Despite the flood of fakes, the government said new security features on money, such as color shifting numbers and portrait watermarks that show the same face that's on the front of the bill, do make a difference. WIth Tony is CEO of Talon Executive Services and former Secret Service Agent In Charge Of The Counterfeit Squad in Los Angeles Ron Williams.
Jeannie Rygiel says she isn't as strict as some moms, but she sets rules and expects them to be obeyed. But like most parents, when it comes to the Internet, the Spring Grove mom doesn't usually check up on her kids. "We know most of their friends and their parents, so I think [with] this being a small community, things come back to us pretty quickly," Rygiel said. Kids, however, are taking advantage of their parents, according to a study titled "The Digital Divide: How the Online Behavior of Teens is Getting Past Parents," sponsored by online security company McAfee. Half of teens surveyed said they would change their online behavior if they knew their parents were watching, and more than 70 percent have done something to hide their online activity. Rygiel and her husband, Tony, raised five boys. Their youngest, Dan, is the only one still at home. He is 16 years old and attends Richmond-Burton High School. The boys weren't allowed cellphones until they reached high school, and even when they got them, they weren't smartphones. None of them got computers until they graduated. Allowing children to have computers in their bedrooms is one of the worst things parents can do, said Mark Peloquin, co-owner of Leading IT Solutions of Crystal Lake. Online Safety Expert (who has developed a free app that will alert parents when bullying or sexting happens on their child's facebook page) Mitch Butler talks with Cindi and Tony.