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08/15/2014
Better Business Bureau is warning people to beware of calls from area code (876). The area code is used by scam artists claiming to be representatives of the Jamaican lot..
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08/14/2014
Whenever a major story dominates the news, scammers take advantage of the public’s interest with online photos, stories and social media links that claim to offer sensati..
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08/12/2014
Article by Jennifer Leach, Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Scammers are contacting the families of children who have recently crossed the border in..
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08/06/2014
If you have a cell phone, you've probably gotten one. The "You've Won a Free Gift Card" spam text messages are so common, you may not think anything of them. But be caref..
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07/25/2014
Oakland, CA July 25, 2014 -- If a tragedy makes the headlines, scammers will take advantage of it. Unfortunately, the recent crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is no ..
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06/30/2014
In a scam known as "credit muling," scammers are taking advantage of cash strapped victims by fooling them into purchasing new wireless contracts. Scammers take the phones, and leave victims on the hook..
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06/06/2014
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05/29/2014
By Amy Hebert Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Tax season may be over, but scammers posing as IRS officials continue to call, saying people owe taxes and better pay..
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05/16/2014
How the Scam Works: You are browsing Craigslist for a used car, boat or other large ticket item. You see an ad for exactly what you want, and the price is lower than you'..
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04/08/2014
The world is eager for news about the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. So eager, in fact, that scammers are taking advantage of our curiosity. Don't fall for click bait teasers promoting exclusi..
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