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09/12/2014
Watch out for scammers pretending to represent the Social Security Administration or Service Canada. Con artists are contacting citizens via email and requesting per..
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09/09/2014
It's back! Some scams crop up repeatedly, each time with a different twist. With a convincing new email template, these fake law firm notices claim you are..
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09/02/2014
Nothing inspires scammers like the headlines. Con artists are always finding ways to cash in on breaking trends. This week, watch out for teasers on social media promotin..
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08/26/2014
How the Scam Works: You see a photo of a pile of cash on Instagram or another social media site. The caption brags about an easy money flipping scheme. This person claims..
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08/22/2014
Get rich quick schemes promising high returns in minimal time are not a new phenomenon. But clever scammers are now promoting these "money flipping" scams on Instagr..
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08/18/2014
Beware of calls from area code (876). The area code is used by scam artists claiming to be representatives of the Jamaican lottery. How the Scam Works: You answ..
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08/08/2014
The storms that blow through during this time of year can leave downed trees and other damage in their wake. That's when "storm chasers" appear. These scam contractors p..
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08/01/2014
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 ..
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07/25/2014
If a tragedy makes the headlines, scammers will take advantage of it. Unfortunately, the recent crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is no exception. Spammers are usin..
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07/14/2014
Looking to earn extra income working from home? Don't bother applying to this fake shipping business that claims to be based in Wisconsin. It's a con, and your work may h..
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