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Beware: Online pet adoption scams are fur real

by National Consumers League

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Bringing a new puppy or kitten home is right at the top of many consumers’ wish lists. Unfortunately, scammers know all too well how emotionally connected we can get to idea of adopting a cuddly ball of fuzz. Since the beginning of 2015, Fraud.org has received a surge of consumer complaints about pet adoption scams. Learn how the scam works. … Continue Reading

Scammers Pose as Credit Card Fraud Department

by Council of the Better Business Bureau

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A fraudulent fraud department? It may sound too wacky to be true, but scammers are now pretending to be from credit card companies’ fraud departments. It’s a trick to get you to reveal your card’s security code.
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The Highlights of the Highlights

by Federal Trade Commission

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Every spring, the FTC issues its Annual Highlights for the previous year. It’s like a corporate annual report, summarizing what we did and how we did it. Interested in our mission to protect consumers? Here are some of 2014’s highlights: … Continue Reading

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Wire Transfer Fraud on the Rise – A Warning for Businesses and Consumers Alike

Over the past few years, the use of wire transfers to move funds has grown exponentially. Whether to pay for credit card bills, purchase real estate or used in the day to day operations of businesses, wire transfers have become easy to use. And for businesses, they are often less expensive that writing a check. … Continue Reading

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How to identify Tax Scams

The IRS isn’t your biggest enemy during tax season. It’s the criminals who pretend to be IRS reps and then con people out of their money. They contact potential victims chiefly through phone calls and text messages.
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It’s Spring! And Magazine Scams are Back

Like seasonal allergies and rainy weather, door-to-door magazine scams are an annual annoyance that return each spring. Be on the lookout for scammers selling fake magazine subscriptions.

How the Scam Works:
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