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How to Spot Charity Scams

by National Consumers League

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You want to help people in need, but you also want to be sure that your charitable donation isn’t simply going into a crook’s pocket. … Continue Reading

Mobile check deposits new playground for fraudsters

by National Consumers League

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Does your bank let you deposit checks using your mobile phone? Many consumers enjoy this technology, which eliminates the need for a trip to a bank branch or ATM by allowing customers to snap a photo of the front and back of checks and deposit via a mobile app. … Continue Reading

Check Fraud: The Theft That Started It All

by ITRC

Writing a Check

Before the Internet and options like online banking and bill pay—I know, it’s hard to remember that far back, isn’t it?—would-be identity thieves had to work a little harder to gain access to your financial information. … Continue Reading

Tax Refund Thieves can be thwarted

by Robert Siciliano

Definition of fraud

If your tax refund doesn’t come, don’t be quick to blame the government. Tax refund fraud is very common. The IRS pays billions in fake refunds. … Continue Reading

Don’t Let Them Call You Sweetheart

by J_Pratt

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Among the most painful scams are those in which the victim believes the villain truly cares for them. This connection allows the miscreant to exploit their affection, abusing them financially as well as emotionally. These are known as Romance or Sweetheart scams. … Continue Reading

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