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Top Ten Scams of 2017

Top ten scams of 2017 Bogus Internet merchandise sales continue to bedevil consumers, top complaint list. In 2017, for the fifth consecutive year, the National Consumers League’s Fraud.org received more complaints about Internet merchandise scams than any other type of… Continue Reading

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FTC Alerts Consumers: If Scammers Had You Pay Them Via Western Union, You Can Now File a Claim to Get Money Back

FTC Alerts Consumers: If Scammers Had You Pay Them Via Western Union, You Can Now File a Claim to Get Money Back Company paid $586 million to settle charges   The Federal Trade Commission is alerting consumers who lost money… Continue Reading

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10 Scams Targeting Bank Customers

10 Scams Targeting Bank Customers The basics on how to protect your personal information and your money En Español https://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/esp/cnsum17/scams.html The FDIC often hears from bank customers who believe they may be the victims of financial fraud or theft, and… Continue Reading

From the BBB – Top Five Tips for Preventing Scams

Our Top Five Tips for Preventing Scams September 15, 2016 This month, BBB’s Scam Alerts turn five years old. What have we learned over the past half decade? A lot, it turns out. To celebrate the anniversary, we are sharing… Continue Reading

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Make Sure Your Donations Count! FTC Warns About Scams to Help Victims Including Washington State Mudslide Victims

Helping victims of the Washington State mudslide — Make sure your donations count  When disaster strikes, you can be sure that scam artists will be close behind. The latest example is the massive mudslide in Oso, Washington. The Federal Trade… Continue Reading